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BISHOP'S UNIVERSITY - [BU], SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC - ADMISSION

Sherbrooke, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1843Established Year
  2405Enrollment

Bishop's University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
Study Abroad Expert

Bishop’s University is located in Quebec, Canada. It was established in the year 1843. The University opens its applications for fall and winter, with special summer internships and sessions. The University offers pre-graduate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Arts and science, education, and commerce are readable areas. With an enrollment of 2000-2999 students each semester, the bishop invites applications from all over the country and around the world. It is one of the competitive places to study in Canada

  • The Bishop’s University has started to accept the applications for the Winter (January) 2021 Semester.
  • Applicants can apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The students must submit a measure of English proficiency through standardized tests, regardless of Canadian citizenship.
  • Applicants applying for a concert must submit a letter of audit and musical background.
  • At the request of the Admissions Office, the applicant must submit additional documents such as a letter of encouragement and a CV.
  • The COVID-19 epidemic has created an environment that none of us are experiencing, and it is trying to go unnamed. Thus the residential capacity has been reduced and the University cannot provide on-campus housing for any applications received after June 1, 2020. 
  • The university will be treating the application as complete only after receiving both the application and deposit. The date of the complete application is the date used to determine residential priority.
  • The admission deadlines accepted by the university has been increased by July 17, 2020.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline Portal
Application Fee65 CAD
Graduation rate76%
International student percentage20%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Winter/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Admission inquiryadmissions@ubishops.ca

Bishop's University International Application Deadlines

The table tabulated below are the deadlines for admission for both undergraduate and graduate students.

SemesterAdmission startsDeadlines
SpringMay 11June 19
SummerMay 11August 6

Bishop's University International Student Admissions

The following requirements are the guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. In each of the admission cycle, the University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements may guarantee admission.

Admission Portal: University’s official website

Admission Fee: 65 CAD

Academic Requirements:

  • A student must have completed 12 years of formal schooling and received a secondary school credential. that would permit you access to university in that country. 
  • If the applicant is studying or has been graduated from secondary school in a country where secondary school finishes after only 11 years of formal schooling then the application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of high school transcript, including mid-term course grades if available
  • Copy of personal identification document(s)
  • Appearing for the SAT or for the ACT exam is not required.

The documents can be emailed at the following address (admissions@ubishops.ca):

Bishop's University - Admissions Office

2600 Rs College

Sherbrooke, QC J1M1Z7

Canada

Visa Requirements Study for International Students

After being admitted to the university, the applicant must apply for a student visa. To apply for a permit, the applicant must show the following documents :

  • Letter of Acceptance from the University
  • Valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of financial sources to study in Canada.
  • After this, the applicant must apply online for permission.
  • In conclusion, the Embassy of Canada will process the application and schedule an interview with the Embassy for an applicant's approval.
  • Health Insurance - Activists must seek health care while studying full time in Quebec.

English language proficiency requirements

All applicants must prove their English proficiency, regardless of their citizenship. Citizens who have completed their studies in Canada are required to provide high school transcripts / Quebec codes to record their proficiency.

Immigrants who do not have high school experience in Canada should change the scores of standardized tests:

TestMinimum Score
TOEFL237 (CBT)
90 (IBT)
MELAB85
IELTS6.5
CAEL70
Cambridge English (Proficiency)C
Cambridge English (Advanced)C
Pearson Test of English (PTE)61[5]

Bishop's University Admissions

The bishop offers undergraduate admissions in many fields. The basic admission requirements are the same for all applicants, however, each course dictates its criteria.

Application Portal: Bishop University Application Portal

Application fee: 65 CAD

Undergraduate And Graduate Academic Requirements:

Here are all the documents to be executed during the application:

  • High School Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers.
  • Personal statements, addressing your agenda and aspirations.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • GMAT or GRE scores are optional for the Graduate students.
  • Intermediate decisions or pending IP results.
  • Copies of personal identity documents (copy of passport for international students)
  • For music students, submit an audition tape along with the application.

Graduate Admissions

Bishop offers Thesis-based Masters and Course-based Masters degrees in Computer Science, Physics, Education, Business, and Climate Change.

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Stefan Bruda

msc-info@cs.ubishops.ca

While different programs have separate requirements, here are the common prerequisites that must be met by all the applicants.

ProgramsApplication PortalTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationGRE/ GMATStatement of research interests
MSc ApplicantsOnline ApplicationRequiredRequiredOptionalRequired
MEd and MA ApplicantsOnline ApplicationRequired2 LORs RequiredOptionalRequired
Micro-Program in Climate ChangeOnline ApplicationRequiredRequiredOptionalRequired
Graduate Certificate in BusinessOnline ApplicationRequiredRequiredOptionalRequired

Conclusion

Admission to Bishop University is competitive. With each admissions cycle, Bishop University receives more applications than there are available. Meeting the minimum requirements posted does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on a personal basis.

Once all the necessary documents are available, the University reviews the applications on a rolling basis to indicate that the Admissions Office will complete the initial assessment within 10 business days.

After applying, the applicant receives an email with login information to access the MyBU portal, which tracks the status of the application.

FAQs

Ques. Can I still accept my admission offer?

Ans. Yes. We understand that these are difficult times, and choosing the latter secondary option can be stressful at the best of times. So, as an exception, we will accept confirmations until July 17, 2020.

Ques. I am an international student; If I choose to do my entire semester away, do I need a CAQ / study permit to study in Bishop?

Ans. International students unable to travel to Canada in September are allowed to join the bishop as a full-time student and take distance studies. Study permission is not required to start and complete research projects outside Canada. However, this time the postgraduate work permit program (PGWP) eligibility or the length of the offered PGWP cannot be calculated.

Ques. Can I take my fall 2020 semester courses remotely?

Ans. We provide a great experience for all of our students, including chatting and a supportive and supportive environment. The university is currently preparing to offer a rich educational program for students who participate in distance learning.Whether in person or remotely, all students will be provided with high quality and engaging instruction with significant interaction with their professors and peers.

Ques. Can I take my fall 2020 semester courses in person?

Ans. We offer a great experience for all of our students, which is uniquely and virtually an engaging and supportive environment, and we offer as many unique classes as possible for students who want to be on and off-campus. Whether attending in person or online, high quality and engaging instruction will be provided to all students with significant interaction with their professors and peers.

Ques. If I am an international student and I am attending live studies, what isolation protocol should I follow?

Ans. Students are expected to follow guidelines set by state health authorities.

Ques. What will be the social-distance and security policies on campus for the fall semester?

Ans. We cannot guarantee that no one will contract COVID-19. However, we are committed to the health and safety of the Bishop’s community and will follow the advice of Quebec’s public health authorities in determining how to control the spread of the virus on our campus. To minimize the risk to others, everyone on campus will be responsible for adhering to all health guidelines and should expect these to be strictly enforced. Individual classes will be held in the classrooms, which will honor the physical distance of public health officials.

Ques. Can I live in campus dormitories?

Ans. Yes. In the academic year 2020/21, we will only offer single rooms in campus residential buildings. All students living on campus will have a reserved washroom in the BOG or suite-style residential buildings with a semi-private washroom or traditional-style dwelling. Students living in traditional-style residential buildings must ensure that they use only the reserved washroom.

Ques. Are residential dorms guaranteed?

Ans. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, the university had to reduce its residency, and the university could no longer guarantee on-campus housing for any applications received after June 1, 2020. Residential Services will recruit students and will apply on a first-come, first-served basis after June 1, 2020. We will treat your application as complete only after receiving both your application and deposit. The date of your complete application is the date used to determine the residential priority.

Ques. My situation has changed and I can no longer attend the bishop - what happens to my confirmation deposit?

Ans. Between the time of accepting the offer with a fee (CAD 350), there is a refund policy, including until August 31, which allows the applicant to refund C100 CAD (CAD 250 is non-refundable). From September 1, the CAD 350 will not be completely refunded.

Ques. My situation has changed and I can no longer attend the bishop - what should I do?

Ans. Inform the Admissions Office of your status change. Email: admissions@ubishops.ca.

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