Since 1843, our approach to education can be summed up in one word: engagement. Bishop’s connects students to an array of outstanding learning opportunities, including internships and exceptional training experiences. These opportunities enable students to strengthen their skills and obtain valuable professional experience while completing their academic studies. Our students enjoy being able to specialize in their fields while still having the flexibility to choose courses from other disciplines. We actually encourage them to explore multiple interests!
With approximately 2,800 students, we offer a learning environment where classes are intimate and students receive personalized attention from their professors. We are an English university in a French community, so while students do not need to know a word of French, our environment offers the ability to learn, enhance, or become fluent in both languages.
Bishop’s creates a unique social environment for its students, one that fosters personal growth. This supportive atmosphere nurtures students and helps transform them into confident and skilled leaders, ready to make a difference in this world. Outside the classroom, students get involved in campus life, which creates a wonderful sense of community. A plethora of activities and facilities exist on campus and in the general area. These include a newly renovated recreation and athletics facility, outdoor tennis courts, seven football/soccer/rugby fields, and over 120 kilometers (75 miles) of hiking and biking trails, plus two theatres, an art gallery, music recital and practice facilities, a convenience store, a bookstore, cafés, two libraries, seven residences, a medical clinic, and much more. And to top it all off, we have a beautiful storybook-like campus located in one of the most inspiring regions of the country, with many outdoor activities available in the area, including eight ski areas within two hours—a fantastic place to live and study!
Be curious. Be purple. BU.
“You’d have a hard time walking across campus without bumping into someone you know. No one could hide the Bishop’s community spirit, even if they wanted to.”
— Jonah Fogg, Class of 2020
BA Environmental Studies
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
“Bishop’s isn’t a school where you float alone through your degree but a school where you are continuously inspired and supported by each and every person around you. Being a Gaiter is being part of a family.”
— Kate Halliday, Class of 2017
Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Scholarships and Deadlines
Bishop’s University offers academic scholarships to high-achieving international students. All students who apply for admission prior to March 1 will be automatically considered for academic scholarships without any supplemental applications. Please note that students must supply unofficial documents and transcripts by March 15 to be considered. Scholarships range in value from $1,000–$15,000 CAD. As a point of reference, the typical cost for one academic year at Bishop’s is approximately $35,000 CAD and includes tuition, student fees, medical insurance, on-campus accommodation and meals, books, and supplies. Not included in this estimate are travel expenses, clothing, and personal expenses.
Bishop’s utilizes a rolling admission practice. This means the online application for fall admission opens in mid-September. International students are advised to apply by February 1 for September entry. More information on programs, admission, and next steps can be found at ubishops.ca/future-current-students.