Hearst, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1972Established Year

Université de Hearst (UdeH), formerly Collège Universitaire de Hearst, is a public, postsecondary institution, established in 1972. UdeH offers undergraduate programs in the French language at three campuses located in Hearst, Timmins and Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada.

Choose UdeH for a better tomorrow

According to January 2018 edition of Ranking Web of Universities, UdeH’s Country ranking is 269. Some other key features that make UdeH a preferred institute are-

Key Features

  • UdeH is the only university in the region to offer programs in the French language.
  • All courses at UdeH are offered in blocks of three weeks so that students can focus on one course at a time.
  • The Bachelor's degree in Human and Social Issues Studies adopts an interdisciplinary approach to understand the courses involved from geographical, historical, literary, psychological and sociological perspectives.
  • Annual study trips and credited trips are part of the curriculum to facilitate understanding of a specific language, a social phenomenon or a human issue.
  • Co-op training integrated with specific UdeH programs.
  • The University offers several scholarships and bursaries.


Type of universityPublic
Undergraduate Programs6
Staff Members30
Number of Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment100
Undergraduate International Students Basic Tuition Fee$5,860 (full-time 30 credits)

Explore the campus of UdeH

UdeH operates out of three campuses. However, the campus at Hearst, Ontario is the oldest campus and houses majority of administrative services including campus residence. The city of Hearst is located in an English-speaking province distinguished by its dynamic culture and vibrant nature.

  • Operating since 1996, the UdeH campus at Kapuskasing not only hosts full-time programs but offers valuable student amenities including a fitness center, squash court, an art gallery, and theaters. Predominantly a French-speaking city, Kapuskasing organizes the largest Saint-Jean festival in the region.
  • The newest campus of UdeH opened in 2010 at the thriving mining community of Timmins offers all the modern amenities for students.
  • The residential application form needs to be filled and submitted within May 1.
  • Students can also explore options of off-campus accommodation at all the three UdeH locations. The University website has several resources that might help students gather an understanding of renting service providers and the market rate of accommodations.

Choose from a variety of academic programs offered in UdeH

Université de Hearst offers undergraduate three-year and four-year programs in the following fields:

  • 4-years BBA or BA in Management (120 credits)
  • 4-years BA in Human and Social Issues Studies (120 credits)
  • 4-years BA in Psychology (120 credits)
  • 3-years BA in Management/Psychology/Human & Social Issues Study (90 credits)

Flexibility to choose your schedule

A student can select the schedule of their choice from the following options

  • full-time
  • part-time
  • auditor
  • foreigner

All you need to know about the application process

The first step in the application process is to understand the admission requirements.


  • Official transcripts from the final year of secondary school.
  • Official descriptions of all post-secondary courses (in French or English) for credit transfer applicants.
  • All academic certificates
  • Any other academic record that may ascertain eligibility like course description or lesson plans, language skills etc.

How, when and where to apply?

  • Applying to UdeH can be directly through the University website or through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC).
  • If you are applying directly through the University website, you can fill the application form and submit.
  • Alternatively, if you are applying through OUAC, fill the OUAC form 105 available on the official website and submit.

Application Fee

  • Pay a file assessment fee of $185 CAD and admission of $55 CAD using a VISA or MasterCard or IMO drawn on a Canadian or US account.

What it costs to study in UdeH

Cost of education is equal for all students at UdeH. Tuition fees were $586 per 3-credit course in the academic session 2017-18. The tuition cost of full-time studies (30 credits) the school year was $5,860.

Non-Refundable Administrative costs for International Students

Annual Administrative Fee
Based on full-time equivalence
CAN $1,000
Medical Insurance (UHIP)CAN $612
Evaluation of the fileCAN $185

Living Costs

  • Housing is guaranteed at UdeH for all new students.
  • The residence charges per person per month ranges from $325 to $550, depending upon the choice of campus and choice of lodgings as well.

Financial aids to help students fund their education

The annual Alumni Fund of UdeH awards merits and excellence scholarships to deserving students each year. Application forms for financial aid can be obtained from the university’s Financial Aid Office.

Name of ScholarshipAmountDetails
Mgr Louis-Levesque Scholarship$3,000Students enrolled in UdeH undergraduate program full time soon after secondary school with a minimum average of 85% in six Grade 12 courses in the 4U/M level are eligible
Merit Bursaries$6,000 to $8,000Students enrolled in UdeH undergraduate program full time soon after secondary school with a minimum average of 80% in six Grade 12 courses in the 4U/M level are eligible. Annual bursary of $2000, renewable every year, provided the recipient maintains a grade of 80% in his/her course.
Academic Bursaries$3,000 to $4,000Academic bursary of $1,000 for full-time students, renewable every year. Bursary of $100 for part-time students for each 3-credit course and $200 for each 6-credit course.

Work while you study

International students need to possess a student work permit in order to attend an internship in Canada. You are advised to visit the Government of Canada website for further details in this context.

  • Students can gain hands-on training and practical experience within the program duration.
  • You can plan your placement in a block or two at a local company or community organization with the help of your Internship Coordinator.
  • Students of the BA in Human and Social Issues will have to undertake a total 6 to 9-week internship towards completion of the program.
  • As interns, they will be able to participate in specific organizational activities and better their assessment, design, analysis and reflection skills in relation to their area of study.
  • All other students of UdeH can register for an internship as an elective course.
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