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University of Sherbrooke Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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The university has more than 31000 students enrolled out of which 1600 are international students from 88 countries. The University offers three levels of study in several fields of business, law, arts and music, education and physical activities, computer programming, engineering, letters, medicine and health sciences, pure sciences and the humanities.

  • Most of the research programs require a letter of reference.
  • Admission process for University of Sherbrooke depends on the program chosen by the candidate, their residency location and some other factors.
  • Choose a program first. The candidate can choose 2 bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate program at the time of application.
  • There are 3 cycles that are followed to complete the application process for Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctorate programs.
  • The 1st Cycle is for candidates interested in applying for Bachelor’s, and the 2nd and 3rd Cycles are for Masters and PhD courses respectively.
  • International applicants are not eligible for the undergraduate law program.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee$87
Language preferenceFrench
Student population31000

University of Sherbrooke Application Deadlines

The general deadlines for UG programs and exchange application are given below. However, there are no specific deadlines for graduate programs. It is recommended that the applicant send the application 6 to 8 months before the start of the program.

1st Cycle (Bachelors)Autumn: January 15
Winter: September 1
Bachelor of NursingMarch 1
Exchange application DeadlineFall: March 31
Summer: February 1
Winter: September 15

All the international candidates are expected to submit their application well in advance, at least 6 to 8 months before the new term begins, for all the three cycles.

University of Sherbrooke Undergraduate Admissions (1st Cycle)

The university offers a diverse range of Bachelor’s programs such as Business Administartion, Chemistry, Applied Communication, Laws, Ecology, Economics, English and Physical Education. The eligibility criteria for international applicants vary with their residential country. Some of the common admission requirements are as follows:-

  • French Bachelor’s of Secondary Education or anything equivalent to it.
  • An average of 2.0 GPA or more on the scale of 4.3 in the field of study.
  • Bilingual knowledge of both French and English for some courses such as Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS).
  • For students selected through the exchange program also, they need to provide information and documents, which is approved beforehand by their university. Other requirements are University transcripts and school and academic documentation, that affirm their education completion, birth certificate or passport identification.(photocopy),a letter of recommendation and a letter of interest.
Program/CourseAcademic RequirementsLanguage Proficiency Tests
Bachelor of Business AdministrationMinimum of 60 transferrable credits before application to the program
Minimum GPA of 2.3 in Business Administration subject.
TOEFL(iBT): Minimum score of 110 overall, with at least 20 in each section
IELTS: Minimum band score of 7.5;each section should have 7.5 bands
TOEIC: Minimum score of 880.
Bachelors in Molecular and Cellular BiologyCumulative average of 2.5 out of 4.3. to apply for the scholarship.French Language Requirements as mentioned before in the common guidelines.
Bachelor of EconomicsMinimum average of 2.3 out of 4.3, with Mathematics prerequisites(103 or 105)
12 Credits transferrable o the Bachelor of Economics.
French Language Requirements as mentioned before in the common guidelines

University of Sherbrooke Language Requirements

  • All the courses are in the language French, so it’s mandatory for all the candidates to have a good command over French, and be fluent in both reading and writing in French.
  • For successful enrolment in the Bachelor’ degree, the candidate has to meet the requirement of French language either at time of admission or the first half of the program selected.
  • To fulfil these language requirements, one among the following mentioned tests have to completed successfully:
    • Written French Test(TFE) or Uniform Test of French & Language of Instruction (EUL) at college level.
    • FRA 101 Activity- French Essential; FRA 103 Activity-French Advanced for Non-Francophone.
    • Successful Institutional French Test of the University of Sherbrooke(TIF).
  • In case the candidate does not pass the EUL, they have to undergo TIF offered by the university, which includes a compulsory submission of a 500 words argumentative write-up.
  • Also in order to help students who do not speak French, the university offers a microprogram which teaches French as a second language. They offer 5 courses related to the program: Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Grammar, Language and Culture. These courses are free of charge for specifically the students who are under conditional admission.
  • An online French Placement Test is also acceptable, where the candidate is required to obtain a minimum FLS 060 and FLS 093 for applying to regular courses.
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages test is also applicable, with an acceptable grade of C1.

Immigration and Visa Requirements

  • Study permit is a must-have for all the international candidates.
  • Passport of the candidate.
  • An official admission letter provided by the sherbrooke university.
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec.
  • A letter of Introduction from the visa office that includes the reference number of the candidate’s study permit.
  • Proof of sufficient funds requirement might be checked by an officer to ensure that the candidate can bear the living expenses and the tuition.

University of Sherbrooke Graduate Admissions (2nd and 3rd Cycle)

The university offers PG degrees in the field of Biochemistry, Biology, Economics, Law, Applied Ecology, Chemical Engineering, Gerontology and Taxation. To apply for admission, the application have to fulfill the following requirements -

CourseAcademic RequirementsLanguage Proficiency Requirements
Master’s in LawThrough a degree in Business Administration(MBA);
A minimum of 30 credits in the Bachelor of Law degree(LL.B);
An maintenance of a cumulative grade point of 2.7 out of 4.3;
Obtaining a DEC.
French as a Second Language Program(common guidelines).
Master’s in EngineeringThe bachelor’s course can be extended and made into a double degree course by replacing the last year of the Bachelor’s program to Master’s(Bac+5).French as a Second Language Program(common guidelines).
Master’s in communicationA minimum Grade point of 3.0(cumulative) out of 4.3;
All academic transcripts and documentation of previous education academic performance;
2 letters of recommendation;
A letter of motivation in which the candidate has to write about their goals and career plans.
French as a Second Language Program(common guidelines).
Master of MathematicsA degree in the 1st Cycle (bachelors);
Cumulative verge of 2.7 out of 4.3;
Academic Transcripts of previous education;
3 letters of recommendation on a Confidential form;
A resume of the candidate.
French as a Second Language Program(common guidelines).

After submitting the application, if the application is successful in securing admission then an admission offer will be sent by the university. However, if the applicant is selected with conditions, then they have to submit addditional documents to secure the admission.

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