Située dans la magnifique région des Cantons-de-l'Est au Québec, Bishop's est une université anglophone unique qui offre à ses étudiants une expérience universitaire de premier cycle pas comme les autres.
La différence BU
- Bishop's possède certaines des plus petites classes du pays et des professeurs passionnés et solidaires qui se soucient vraiment de la réussite de leurs élèves. Le résultat est que tous les étudiants BU reçoivent une attention personnalisée et un soutien précieux tout au long de leurs études.
- Bishop's connecte ses étudiants à un éventail d'occasions d'apprentissage exceptionnelles, notamment des stages et des expériences de formation exceptionnelles. Ces opportunités permettent aux étudiants de renforcer leurs compétences et d'acquérir une précieuse expérience professionnelle, tout en poursuivant leurs études.
- Bishop's crée un environnement social unique pour ses étudiants, un environnement qui favorise la croissance et le développement personnels. Cette atmosphère attentionnée et encourageante nourrit les étudiants et les aide à se transformer en leaders confiants et compétents qui sont prêts à faire la différence dans ce monde.
Ces éléments, lorsqu'ils sont combinés, forment l'essence et l'âme de la communauté Bishop's.
At Bishop’s University, our academic resources are organized into three faculties and schools: the Faculty of Arts and Science (which includes the divisions of the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences), the Williams School of Business, and the School of Education.
The BU academic experience
Our programs of study are designed to encourage intellectual curiosity and nurture a life-long commitment to learning.
- We offer small classes that leave plenty of room for lively discussions and debates.
- We foster an intimate academic environment in which faculty and students can learn together, both inside and outside the classroom.
- We encourage students to build breadth and depth into their programs of study and we equip them to explore and solve complex problems.
We also recognize the value of learning outside the classroom, which is why we complement the learning that happens inside the classroom with internships, co-op programs, practica, and study abroad opportunities. We encourage our students to move their education beyond the confines of lecture halls and laboratories and into the world.
Our unique approach makes for an undergraduate experience that is second to none. It’s part of the reason why Bishop’s students consistently rate their university experience as being amongst the most satisfying and engaging in Canada.
Faculty of Arts and Science
In the Faculty of Arts and Science, we want to help open your mind to new ideas, interests and possibilities. Join us to explore fascinating fields of study and discover (or re-discover!) your passions.
School of Education
In the School of Education, we emphasize teaching as an intellectual pursuit, and as a career that includes a great deal of social responsibility. If you have ever wanted to educate and inspire others, then this is the place for you.
Williams School of Business
Studying in the Williams School of Business (WSB) offers you practical, hands-on business experience. We’re about more than just textbooks and lectures in the WSB – here, you’ll solve real-life problems and see first-hand how the world of business works. Ready to get down to business? If so, we’re ready for you.
We believe that learning is a lifelong process. With our continuing education program, you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your desire to strengthen your skills, or to develop new ones.
How to apply:
1. Go to the Online Application page by clicking the button below:
2. Select the application form that applies to you. Complete the application form and submit it electronically. You will then be re-directed to the payment page and asked to submit an application fee of $65 CAD via credit card.
(Exception: Students applying for an exchange program from approved partner institutions do not pay an application fee).
3. Following the payment you will have the option to upload any supporting documents for your application. If you do not have the documents ready yet, you can submit them at a later date directly to the Admissions Office by email (email@example.com), in person during our regular business hours, or by post to the following address:
Bishop’s University – Admissions Office
2600 rue College
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7
*Unofficial documents submitted by email can be accepted in order to make a conditional offer of admission. Final official documents must be submitted in order to confirm any such offer.
4. In the days following the submission of your application, you will receive an email with your log-in information to access your myBU portal where you will be able to track the status of your application.
5. Once we begin evaluating applications for a given cycle, admissions files are assessed on a rolling basis. What this means is that as soon as all required documents are received, our office will complete an initial evaluation within 10 business days. (Exception: Master’s Programs and Applications for our Music programs, which need to be evaluated based on their audition as well).
Click the link below that best describes you to determine the admission requirements that apply to your situation:
Canadian High School Students
USA High School Students
International Baccalaureate (IB) Students
Baccalauréat français (BACF) Students
A-level/British-Patterned System Students
International High School Students
College Transfer Students
University Transfer Students
English Language School Pathway Students
Exchange Students from a partner university
Graduate and post-graduate applicants
Master of Science (MSc) Applicants
Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Arts in Education (MA) Applicants
Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science
Micro-program in Climate Change
Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization
Deadline for payment of fees:
All students registering at Bishop’s University are required to pay their school fees each semester before the deadline dates listed below:
- Winter: January 31
- Spring / Summer: May 31
- Fall: September 30
Tuition and Fees
The following are the tuition and fees structure for the 2020-21 academic year:
1 credit30 credits*Compulsory FeesTotal:
Out-of Province and French Citizens & Belgian Francophone$272.88$8,186.36$1,569.69$10,028.93
International Fees – Undergraduate:
1 credit30 credits*Compulsory FeesTotal:
Business (2016 & earlier)$751.97$22,559.10$1,569.69$24,880.76
Business cohort 2017$700.00$21,000.00$1,569.69$23,269.69
Business cohort 2018$750.00$22,500.00$1,569.69$24,819.69
Business cohort 2019$808.33$24,250.00$1,569.69$26,628.02
Cohort 2020 – All disciplines
Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Fine Arts (2019 & earlier)
Other disciplines (2019 & earlier)
International Fees – Graduate**:
1 credit30 credits*Compulsory FeesTotal:
Course-based graduate program (2019 & earlier)
Course-based graduate program (Cohort 2020)$816.67$24,500.00$1,569.69$26,886.36
Thesis-based graduate program$598.70$17,961.05$1,569.69$20,129.44
Tuition fees are the same for online or in person courses.
Total Fee Estimate:
Quebec ResidentsOther Canadian
and French CitizensInternational Citizens
Books & Supplies$1,350.00$1,350.00$1,350.00
* Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).
** Please note that a health insurance fee is billed for international students per semester ($424 in Fall, $374 in Winter and $279 during summer). International students not living in Canada for the semester can sign a waiver letter to request the removal of the international insurance fee (certain conditions apply).
*** The Sports Centre fee ($45.75 per semester, included in the compulsory fees) won’t be charged to students taking all their courses online.
**** Please note that these fees are estimated based on actual costs for the 2020-21 academic year. Costs may fluctuate based on the academic program, number of courses taken, style of residence and meal plan chosen. All costs are shown in Canadian dollars (CAD).
See also the Tuition Fees section of the Academic Calendar.
Procedures for payment of school fees
Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be able to view the total amount due for your first semester tuition and compulsory fees:
- Visit Self-Service in myBU;
- Click on the Finances tab;
- Click on Balance.
Only courses that are registered on your file will be billed automatically. Courses that are pending or on the wait list will not be billed to your account.
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING QUEBEC RESIDENCY: Students born in Quebec are automatically placed in the Quebec tuition category, Quebec birth certificate required. If you are eligible for Quebec tuition and were not born in Quebec you will be required to provide supporting documents within the semester you are eligible. Please see the Quebec Residency page to determine the documents required.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
It is very important that you look at the details of your statement when you register as it will show if you are being charged out of province fees or international fees.
If you are being billed international fees and you are Canadian, it means we are missing your Canadian birth certificate or proof of citizenship. This will need your attention right away.
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2018 ARE AVAILABLE ON THE STUDENT PORTAL myBU UNDER THE FINANCIAL TAB – ANY FORMS REQUESTED THROUGH THE BUSINESS OFFICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $5 CHARGE.
The benefits of a liberal education
Institutions that offer their students the benefits of a liberal education tend to produce graduates who learn purposefully and become responsible and informed citizens.
In particular, a liberal education fosters:
- Intellectual flexibility;
- Dedication to lifelong learning;
- Personal and social responsibility.
Above all, a liberal education empowers students to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a world that is constantly evolving.1
At Bishop’s University, we are proud to offer a liberal education that prepares our students and alumni to deal with complexity, diversity and change.2 They learn to listen well, analyze critically, communicate effectively, and engage with others to effect change and make a difference in the world.
Want to learn more?
What kinds of students benefit the most from a liberal education?3
How can you tell if you’d be a good fit for a liberal education style of learning? You will benefit most from this style of learning if you’d like to be:
- An intentional learner, who is purposeful and self-directed. You want to have clear goals and take well-thought-out and appropriate action. You also want to understand what studying, the learning process, and the use of education are worth to you.
- An integrative thinker. You want to learn how to see connections in seemingly disparate information, and be able to draw from a wide range of knowledge and angles to make decisions.
- A conscious achiever. You want to be able to adapt the skills learned in one situation to problems encountered in another. You want to be able to succeed in many kinds of situations – even in circumstances where instability is your only constant.
If this sounds intriguing, then BU could be the place for you!
Resources for Current Students
Below you’ll find links to information about Bishop’s and the services, activities, facilities and groups available on campus. Take a few minutes to explore and learn more about this exciting place!
For all other departments, see the BU Directory.
Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Code of Student Conduct / Addendum to Code of Student Conduct: Student COVID Community Standards
Registration and student records
Responsibilities of Academic Staff to Students
Student exchange and study abroad programs
Lodging and Food
Leadership & Opportunities
Health and Well Being
Counselling / Mental Health
Dean of Student Affairs
Labyrinth on Bishop’s Campus
Sexual Assault Information
Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services
Transitions – Student reality check
Transitions – guide de l’étudiant en post-secondaire
University Ombuds Office
Buildings & Grounds
Indigenous Student Services
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Library Learning Commons
Mail & Print Services
Social Media Directory
St. Mark’s Chapel
Sustainable Development at Bishop’s University
The Mitre Archives
The Writing Centre (English writing proficiency)
Clubs and Societies
Scholar Strike: to engage in concrete action to support justice and equity for Black, Indigenous and Communities of Colour
Posted: September 10, 2020
Dear academic colleagues at Bishop’s, Many of you are aware that there is a Scholar Strike organized for September 9 and 10. As the website indicates, Scholar Strike is a … Continue reading Scholar Strike: to engage in concrete action to support justice and equity for Black, Indigenous and Communities of Colour→
Posted: September 4, 2020
Dear Bishop’s community, We are very pleased to advise you that the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Claire Grogan as Associate Vice-Principal Academic effective September 1st, 2020, for a three-year period. The Search Committee included Dr. Miles Turnbull (Vice-Principal Academic & Research), Ms. Reena Atanasiadis, Dr. Anthony … Continue reading Appointment of Associate Vice-Principal Academic→
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Posted: August 28, 2020
Robert Hall, ’79, Chair of the Board of Governors, is pleased to announce that the Board has endorsed the unanimous recommendation of the Bishop’s Council to appoint Daniel Fournier as … Continue reading Daniel Fournier named 20th Chancellor of Bishop’s University→
Posted: August 17, 2020
As announced on April 20th, the 88th Congrès annuel de l’Acfas, originally scheduled in 2020, will take place from May 3–7, 2021 at the Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University. … Continue reading Call for proposals to the research community – 88th Congrès de l’Acfas in 2021→