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Bishop's University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Bishop University opens up applications for Fall and Winter, with special Summer internships and sessions. The university offers pre-graduate, undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines. Areas of study available are Art & Science, Education and Business. With an enrollment that ranges from 2000-2999 students each semester, Bishop invites applications from all over the country and around the world.

  • The university is now accepting applications for the Winter (January) 2020 semester.
  • Aspirants can apply through the university’s online portal.
  • Aspirants must submit a measure of English proficiency through standardized tests, regardless of Canadian citizenship.
  • Applicants applying to the music program are required to submit an audition and Letter of musical background.
  • Applicant has to submit additional documents like letter of motivation, CV on the request of Admission office.


Application PortalUG -
PG -
UG & PG Certificate courses -
Application Fee (non-refundable)65 CAD
Graduation rate76%
International student percentage20%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Winter/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Email ID for admission

Bishop's University, Admission Deadlines

The applicants can apply before given deadlines to have a stronger chance at consideration. Here are all the relevant deadlines for students:

Online Application for September 2019September,15
CÉGEP, High School, and Graduate Admissions ApplicationApril 1
Preliminary document deadline for all applicantsMay 15
Fall offer of admissionJune 1
Official final document submissionAugust 1
Winter (January) admission application, International StudentsOctober 1
Winter (January) acceptance of admission offerDecember 1

Bishop’s University Undergraduate Admission requirements

Bishop offers undergraduate admissions in many disciplines. The basic admission requirements are the same for all the applicants, however, each course commands its own separate conditions.

Where to Apply: Bishop's University Undergraduate Application portal

Application Fee: 65 Canadian Dollars

Admission Requirements:

Here are all the documents that must be turned in at the time of application:

  • High School Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation from teachers.
  • Personal statements, addressing your agenda and aspirations.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Midterm results or pending IB results.
  • Copies of personal identification documents (Copy of passport for international students)
  • For music students, an audition tape must be submitted along with the application.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

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

Immigrants who do not have Canada’s high school experience are required to turn in the scores of standardized tests:

TestMinimum Score
90 (IBT)
Cambridge English (Proficiency)C
Cambridge English (Advanced)C
Pearson Test of English (PTE)61

Study Visa Requirements for International Students

After being admitted to the university, the applicant would require to apply for a student permit. To apply for a permit the applicant would need to show the following documents -

  • Acceptance letter from the university
  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of financial resources to study in Canada.
  • After this, the applicant would need to apply online for permit.
  • In the end, the Canada embassy will process the application and an applicant has to schedule an interview with embassy in order to obtain permit.
  • Health Insurance - Aspirants are required to have health coverage while studying full time in Quebec.

Bishop's University Graduate Admissions

Bishop offers Thesis-Based Masters and Course-Based Masters Graduate Courses in the field of Computer Science, Physics, Education, Business and Climate Change.

Graduate applicants have a two-step entry procedure:

Step 1: Pre-apply through the Departmental Form. The Admission's office provides a correct evaluation for all applications.

Application fee - 65 CAD

Step 2: Once the pre-application is approved, the applicant can apply through the online application system.

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

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Master of Science (MSc) ApplicantsOnline ApplicationApril 1Undergraduate degree in the related field,
Academic transcripts Statement of research interests,
Official copies of personal identification documents,
Pre-approval forms of the program (Physics/Computer Science)
TOEFL: 580
IELTS: 6.5
CAEL: 70
Cambridge English (Proficiency): C
Cambridge English (Advanced): C
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61
Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Arts in Education (MA) ApplicantsOnline ApplicationApril 1Bachelor degree with an average of 75%, Work experience,
B.Ed or a related degree with an average of 75% Two LORs,
Official University Transcripts,
Letter of Intent (MA Applicants Only) - A one-page description of research interests,
Personal Identification Documents
TOEFL(iBT): 90 (at least 20 scores in each of the four component )
IELTS: 6.5
Micro-Program in Climate Change
Online ApplicationAugust 30, 2019Undergraduate degree from a recognised university,
A minimum of a B grade in final years of study Comfortable with maths and science
TOEFL: 237
IELTS: 6.5
CAEL: 70
Graduate Certificate in BusinessOnline ApplicationApril 1Undergraduate degree from a recognised universityCanadian Citizens - High School Transcripts/Official records or
TOEFL: 237
IELTS: 6.5
CAEL: 70

The admission in Bishop’s university is competitive. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on an individual basis.

The university reviews the applications on rolling basis indicating that as soon as all required documents are received, admission office will complete an initial evaluation within 10 business days.

After submitting the application, the applicant will receive an email with log-in information to access myBU portal where the applicant will be able to track the status of application.

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