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Bishops University

Bishops University was founded in 1843.  It is a small English-language liberal arts university situated in Lennoxville, a part of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. The founder of the university was the Anglican Bishop of Quebec, George Mountain, who also worked as the first principal of McGill University. Bishop's University is one of three universities in the province of Quebec that teach mainly in English. In the 1840s, the institution began its foundation by merging the Lennoxville Classical School as Bishop's College School. 

University History

In 1843 Bishop's University was founded. Initially, it was started as the Bishops College School which was a grammar school. The college was originally founded in 1843 and received a royal charter from Queen Victoria. On 9 December 1993, an official Convocation was held in the Centennial Theatre. Governor-General of Canada Ray Hnatyshyn presented the Coat of Arms and Flag and signed and presented the Letters Patent of Bishop's University. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Bishops University has 5 schools and divisions. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 5 schools and divisions of the Bishops University are;

  • Williams School of Business
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Social Sciences
  • School of Education

University Achievements

Bishops University is a well-known public University in Canada. According to Maclean’s University rankings, the university is ranked #1st in student satisfaction continuously for four years (2016,2017, 2018 and 2019).

University USP

Bishop's University is known among the best Canadian universities. The university is famous for its small, intimate classes and amazing school spirit. It provides high-quality education in various fields like- humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education.

University Notable Alumni

Bishops University’s alumni have expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the University. Notable alumni of the University have an extensive alumni network. Some of the alumni members of Bishop's University are-

  • Monroe Abbey, Canadian lawyer and Jewish civic leader[29]
  • Douglas Abbott — Former Minister of National Defense and Minister of Finance, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Maude Abbott — one of Canada's earliest female medical graduates, founder of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada
  • Nick Arakgi — CFL football star and CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award winner. Honorable mention to his son Jason Arakgi who is also a CFL player, but a graduate of McMaster University
  • John Bassett — publisher of the Montreal Gazette, owner of the Toronto Argonauts, 1961–1971
  • Peter Blaikie — Rhodes Scholar, prominent lawyer, former President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, television commentator
  • Leroy Blugh- CFL player and CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award winner, defensive assistant coach Ottawa Red Blacks
  • Alex Bulmer — playwright and theater artist
  • Allen Chastenet – Prime Minister of St. Lucia
  • Jim Corcoran — singer, songwriter and radio host
  • Roy Cullen — Former Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Etobicoke North
  • Tom Europe — CFL defensive back, BC Lions
  • Reginald Fessenden — radio pioneer
  • Robert Ghiz — Former Premier of Prince Edward Island
  • Keith Godding — CFL wide receiver, Montreal Alouettes
  • Paul W. Gooch — Philosophy Professor, President of Victoria University, Toronto
  • Robert Gordon — former President of Humber College, President of Canada Basketball, President of Bishop's University

University infrastructure & services


The Bishop University’s campus is spread across 500 acres of land near the Saint Francis and Massawippi rivers in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec and holds around     25 buildings.  The campus also provided the set-up for the films Lost and Delirious in 2001 and The Covenant in 2006. The university campus is rich in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor facilities that facilitate the people who live, work and study in the university. The campus has art gallery, theaters, restaurants, an observatory, libraries, laboratories, classrooms, stunning new sports and recreation center, there is something for everyone on-campus to enjoy. In addition to this campus has a lot of spaces like- a gazebo, labyrinth and benches, that are meant to encourage sudden gatherings. 


 Bishops University campus consists of a library, which plays an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broader community. The library offers books, e-books and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Bishops University. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The libraries support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                                                                             

Housing services-

On-campus- Bishops University’s Student Housing and Residence Life offers residence halls where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residence halls.  The Bishops University’s residences offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- Bishop's University assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide a convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university. The rental accommodation near Bishop's University includes Apartments, Suites and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

Bishops University provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which response immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high-quality medical care to students. 

Student’s clubs-

Bishop's University offers a wide range of students' clubs and organizations which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The University offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at Bishop's University are-

  • Environment Club
  • Games club
  • Happy Hour Club
  • Photography Cub

These are just a few clubs and organizations listed above. there are many other options available to choose from and engross yourself.

University location

2600 College St, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 1Z7, Canada

Top Landmarks-

  • Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum.
  • Magog River Gorge.
  • Sherbrooke War Memorial.
  • Historical Interpretation Center.
  • Parc du Mont-Bellevue.

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Bishop's University offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Business
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Arts
  • History
  • Drama
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Environment

Student Support-

 The International Student Services Bishop's University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Visas and Permits

As an international student, you will need to have specific permits and visas to study in Canada.

Initial Study Permit

All Bishop's University students need to have legal status in Canada, and you will need to present your status documents to get your student card. If this is your first time applying for a study permit, you can do it at the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. You can apply for your permit as soon as you receive your Offer of Admission from the University of Toronto and decide to accept. Because the permit legally entitles you to study in Canada, you will need it before you enter the country.

Temporary Resident Visa

Students from certain countries may also require an entry visa, also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), to enter Canada. TRVs are issued by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIC’s requirements may differ depending on your specific geographic region. For instance, some CIC offices require proof of English language proficiency in the form of a standardized test (such as TOEFL or IELTS). A medical examination and proof of funding may also be required. 

International Student Contact-

Office- Bishop’s University
Bishop’s International, PAT101
2600 College Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec
J1M 1Z7

E-mail- [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

Bishop's University’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Bishop's University put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Bishops University offers many student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

Bishops University provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The University provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the Bishop's University is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in wellness programs, activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the Bishops University can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. 

Food & drink-

Bishop's University provides a dining hall in the heart of the campus. Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the Bishop's University to have fun like- 

  • Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum.
  • Magog River Gorge.
  • Sherbrooke War Memorial.
  • Historical Interpretation Center.
  • Parc du Mont-Bellevue.

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Center for Career Services at Bishop's University provides employment opportunities on-campus to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Bishops University keeps safety a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at Bishop's University are-

  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Campus recruitment


The Center for Career Services at Bishop's University has an excellent placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The University hosts recruitment events and fairs and also posts jobs on the university portal to provide jobs to students.    The university has a record of 88% placement. 

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Receive Offer Letter

Bishops University Programs

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Canada. To be able to get a successful admission in Bishops University in Canada students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Bishops University Cost of studies


Bachelors: CAD $22,820
Masters: CAD $19005

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Bishops University Deadlines

Bachelors: January Intake- 1st October; September Intake- 1st April
Masters: Rolling admissions

Deadlines may vary for each program, please visit the program page for specific deadlines.


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