Bishop's University

Sherbrooke, Quebec, CN

Bishop's University

Sherbrooke, Quebec, CN

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Located 30 miles from the border of Vermont in the borough of Lennoxville (population 5,600), in the beautiful Eastern Townships region of the province of Quebec, Canada, Bishop’s is truly unique, offering its students an undergraduate experience like no other. 

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
BA History
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


Facts and Figures
• Founded in 1843 and celebrating 175 years in 2018–2019
• 85.3% student retention rate
• 76% graduation rate
• 550 student exchange opportunities in 32 countries
• $120 million in campus renovations over the past five years
• 19:1 student-faculty ratio
• Average size of first- and second-year classes: 36 students
• 20% of students from outside Canada, representing 64 countries
• 5% of students from the US
• 2,790 students enrolled in 2017–2018
• Two National 3M student award winners in the past three years
• 15 Rhodes Scholars graduated from Bishop’s
• Over 19,000 alumni worldwide
• 550-acre campus, including the oldest nine-hole golf course in Canada and only one of two FIS-certified cross-country ski trails on a North America university campus (University of Michigan is the other)

#1 in Student Satisfaction 2018, three years in a row (Maclean’s University Rankings)
#1 Most Recommended University in Canada (
#1 Friendliest Students in Canada (
#1 Best Study Abroad Program in Canada (
#1 Most Involved Students in Canada (
#1 Best Sports and Recreation Facilities in Canada (
#1 in Canada for Supportive Environment (NSSE 2017)
#2 in Canada for Student-Faculty Interaction (NSSE 2017)
#2 in Canada for Effective Teaching Practices (NSSE 2017)
#2 Safest University Campus in Canada (
#2 Most Entrepreneurial Students in Canada (
#2 Best Alumni Network in Canada (
#3 Best Value University in Canada (

Bishop’s offers over 100 areas of study through a combination of majors, minors, and degree concentrations.

Main areas of academic study:

• Art History
• Arts Administration
• Biochemistry
• Biodiversity and Ecology
• Biological Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Accounting
- Finance
- Global Management and Leadership
- Marketing and Entrepreneurship

• Chemistry
• Classical Art and Archaeology
- Ancient History
• Classical Studies
- Greek and Roman Civilization
• Computer Science
- Information Technology
• Drama
• Economics
- Business Economics
- Global Economy
- Public Policy
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
• English
• English Literature
- Creative Writing and Journalism
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Fine Arts, Studio Art (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture)
• French as a Second Language
- Etudes Francais et Quebecoises
• Geography
• History and Global Studies
• Liberal Arts
- Social Justice and Citizenship
• Mathematics
• Modern Languages and Cultures
- German Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Japanese Studies

• Music
- Classical
- Popular
• Neuroscience
• Philosophy
• Physics and Astronomy
• Political Studies
- International Political Economy
• Pre-law
- Global Culture
- Global Governance
- International Studies

• Pre-medicine
• Psychology
- Applied Psychology
• Religion
• Sociology
- Criminology, Law, and Social Policy
- Family, Health, and Community
- Gender, Diversity, and Equity Studies
- Global Studies and Empire
- Media, Technology, and Contemporary Studies
Sports and Health
• Sports, Business, and Society
• Sports Studies
- Athletic Development

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