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    UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC AT RIMOUSKI - [UQAR], RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC

    Rimouski, QuebecLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1969established year

    University of Quebec at Rimouski: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The University of Quebec (UQAR) was first established in 1969 and has campuses located in Rimouski and Levis. It is a public French-language university, which offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Certificate programs, specialized diploma programs and short-time programs are also offered. The university has a total strength of around 6,700 students.

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Year of Establishment 1969
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Enrollment 6,700

    University of Quebec - at Rimouski Rankings

    • Ranked #39 in Top Universities in Canada-2019 by uniRank Rankings.
    • Ranked #52 in Canadian Universities List-2020 by Webometrics.
    • Ranked #561- 570 in QS Global World Ranking-2020.

    University of Quebec- at Rimouski Campus

    UQAR has two campuses, the main campus located in Rimouski and another campus in Levis. Some of the facilities available on campus include libraries, eateries, cafeterias, an early childhood centre (EPC), help centre for success (CAR) and much more.

    • Various student groups are recognized at UQAR including a general association, special interest groups, and program committees for students registered in a specific field of study. There are 3 student newspapers- a magazine for geography students, a journal for history students and a literary review called Character.
    • Events such as a university competition featuring the performance arts, talent shows and a gala featuring para-academic activities are regularly organized at UQAR.
    • Students can explore the culture and history of the city at the Pointe-au-Pere Maritime Historic Site, the Bic National Park, the Canyon of the Gates of Hell and various other places of interest.
    • Around 2,780 students at the undergraduate level attend full time while 2,867 students are registered part-time. Around 12.5% of freshman students are international students.

    Residence Facilities at University of Quebec - at Rimouski

    On-campus and off-campus accommodation are available at UQAR. The 5 buildings can accommodate a total of 314 students. Students are required to share apartments but have their own bedrooms.

    • All apartments are fully furnished and have four bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom.
    • Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, a mattress cover, a bedside table, a work desk and chair, a wardrobe, shelves and drawers and a mirror.
    • Common washer, dryer and ironing facilities are available in each building along with storage facilities. Other amenities available include a post office box, internet and phone connection, paid parking etc.
    • Special 3 bedroom apartments are available for students with reduced mobility and other disabilities.

    Programs offered at University of Quebec- at Rimouski, Canada

    University of Quebec- at Rimouski offers programs in 150 areas in 11 faculties and 9 areas of study. Study areas include mathematics, computer science, engineering, marine sciences, management sciences etc.

    • Popular programs studied here include Nordicity, psycho-sociology, business arts, marine sciences etc.
    • A specialized graduate diploma (DESS) is also available along with other short graduate programs in engineering, project management, business development etc.
    • Certificate programs are available in business administration, finance, marketing etc.

    Application Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at University of Quebec- at Rimouski can follow the below-mentioned application process:

    • Application Portal: Official University Website (Online & Paper Applications accepted)
    • Application Fee: 52 CAD (non-refundable)
    • Student Class Profile:
    • Total Enrolment: 6,700 Full time Undergraduate Enrolment: 2,780; Full time Graduate Enrolment: 646
    • Part-time Undergraduate Enrolment: 2,867; Part-time Graduate Enrolment: 508
    • Male to Female student ratio: 32 to 68
    • Minimum GPA required: Not specified
    • French Language Proficiency Test Scores: Required for international students
    • General Admission Requirements: Completed Application, high school transcripts, French language proficiency test scores, birth certificate
    • Additional Requirements for Graduate Level Applicants: Letter of Motivation, 3 letters of recommendation, college degree, resumes.
    • Minimum Score Required for French Proficiency: TF1- 750; TCF- B2

    Cost of Attendance

    An estimate of the tuition and living expenses of an international student at UQAR is provided below. The specific tuition charged from a student depends upon the courses taken up by him/ her in a semester.

    Type of Expense Cost (CAD)
    Tuition Fee (for international students) 6,743.62
    Accommodation 4,740 per year
    Food & Hygiene 3,600 per year
    One time cost of arrival 2,850
    Books and Supplies 700 per year
    Telephone Charges 660 per year
    Health Insurance 950 per year
    Personal & Miscellaneous 2,100 per year

    Students are required to produce a bank statement or its equivalent showing the ability to finance their studies in order to receive a student visa.

    Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

    The university does not offer any scholarships to specifically host international students. However, they may apply for certain fellowship & scholarship programs.

    • Fellowship in Oceanography (1,000- 1,300 CAD): Fellowship application required to be submitted.
    • Bachelor’s Bursaries (500- 2,500 CAD): No additional application is required to be considered for the bursary.
    • Master’s Scholarship (1,000- 2,000 CAD): No additional application required.
    • Various External Scholarships are also available including the Canadian Wildlife Foundation Grants Program (2,000- 15,000 CAD) and the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (up to 10,000 CAD).

    Alumni Network

    Famous alumni members of the institute include Canadian politician Jean Domingue, reputed doctor Isabelle Theberge and Oceanographer Boucar Diouf. The alumni services department arranges meetings and networking events for alumni members.

    Student Placements

    The university offers online internship and employment services to students, the details of which may be found on the university website.


    3 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 11,5321st YEAR
    FEES

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 15,2141st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    University of Quebec at Rimouski Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    6600
    DLI Number
    O19359011159
    Application Cost
    $42
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $11,532 / Year

    Admission & dates

    University of Quebec at Rimouski enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Quebec at Rimouski Enrollment
    6657

    Attendance Cost

    $11532

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $11,532 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $15,214 / Year
    On Campus
    Residences
    $3,465 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Engineers Canada
    Programs
    Canadian Association for Social Work Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    540---
    +1-418-723-1986
    TELEPHONE
    +1-800-511-3382
    TOLL FREE
    300 Allee des Ursulines, Rimouski, QC G5L 3A1
    ADDRESS

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    • Bus Station

    Bus Station

    UQAR0.15 km
    Notre-Dame / des Ursuline0.23 km
    Saint-Jean-Baptiste / des Ursulines0.29 km
    Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Belzile0.41 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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