Quebec is the capital of the world for snow and a city like its inhabitants : warm and open. It is not the harshness of winter that prevents popular traditions from being expressed, especially during the famous winter carnival in February.
The university offers various activities on campus, including support and integration activities, but also sports activities.
As everywhere in Canada, nature is present for walks and hikes, kayaking on the Blue Corridor of the Magog River and you may be able, depending on the season, to discover the pleasures of “fat bike” on snow.
You can also go skiing : the closest ski station from the campus is … 3 minutes away by car.
If you are not very found of sports, the city offers many cultural activities: you can go on the Murales circuit, the museums and shows or a “shopping tour” at the Carrefour de l’Estrie or in the city center.
In addition, discover the wine route and visit the many vineyards near Sherbrooke.
more info : http://www.destinationsherbrooke.com/fr/visiteurs/quoi-faire/index.aspx
Good to know
The average temperature is -12 °C in January and 4 °C in April.
This information is provided as a guide.
Please visit the partner university’s website to have exact updated information.
Required TOEFL score : 550
ABS : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
Resume (in English)
Cover letter (in English)
Additional documents will be required according to the destination
Lectures start : early September
End of lectures and exams : end of December
Lectures start : mid-January
End of lectures and exams : end of April
ID Card or passport (compulsory for destinations outside the EU) valid for six months after your return date.
No VISA required for all study stays shorter than 6 months. The European students must however apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization. The ETA can be done quickly online. You will need your passport and a credit card.
Other nationalities may need a visa. The processing time is quite fast : 2 to 3 weeks, but it takes time to prepare the application and obtain all requested documents.
– for students from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Sweden, you can either subscribe to the university’s insurance for CA $ 324 for 4 months, or do what is necessary with your Health Insurance Fund. You must ask for the SE 401 Q 106 form. After your arrival, you will have to follow administrative procedures with the RAMQ (Health Insurance services in Quebec).
– for students from other countries : you must suscribe to the university’s insurance.
more info : https://www.ameli.fr/assure/droits-demarches/europe-international/protection-sociale-etranger/etudes-etranger#text_465
Accommodation on campus is not guaranteed.
more info : http://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/student-campus-life/residence/
Accommodation out of the campus:
The Student Cooperative
L’Estudiantine is a building with 36 furnished rooms close to the University and another one with 34 apartments of 3 or 4 bedrooms in the city center, very close to the bus terminal.
more info : http://www.estudiantine.qc.ca/
Being hosted in a private home
In the university district and a few steps away from the main campus, several owners rent furnished rooms with shared areas in their homes. You can then benefit from the advantage of being with a family while enjoying your autonomy and settling down without the inconvenience of moving.
It is easy to find a flat in Sherbrooke and the rental price is very affordable compared to other major Canadian cities. Uni-Logi’s website, a list of accommodations available in Sherbrooke.
The prices of the flats vary from 380 to 700CA $ / month approximately.
more info : http://www.uni-logi.com/rechercherLogements.do