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Be Adventurous – Discover Bishop’s

Moving to another country can be scary, but in no time at all the Bishop’s community will feel like your home away from home. Over 70 countries are represented on the Bishop’s campus, which makes up over 25% of our student population!

With experienced professors, affordable & newly-renovated residences, plenty of student support, and a diverse & welcoming campus culture – we want to take the fear out of studying abroad.

Beyond the campus, the Eastern Townships region of Quebec is one of the most beautiful in the country. Get to know the region you’ll be able to explore!

Come, and join our community. You are welcome at B.U.!

We Saved you a Room

We know one of the most intimidating parts of studying abroad is finding living accommodations. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! With over 50 million dollars spent on our residences in the last 10 years, we are changing the definition of on campus living.

Choose from one of our 8 on-campus residences and you’ll be close to your classes, the dining hall, and only a 10-minute walk from the centre of town where you’ll find a grocery store (full of great international products), coffee shops, pharmacies, restaurants, shopping, and more. No car needed!

To top it all off, we’ve been regularly voted one of the most affordable cities for international students in the entire country – it’s time to get you moved in!

An Affordable Choice

One of the biggest differences you will find when looking at Canadian universities compared to that of other countries is that we offer competitive tuition rates. Most of our universities are subsidized by our governments, which means the savings are passed along to our students in the form of lower tuition rates.

Also, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re often able to assist in bringing down costs for our students even further! Each year, approximately 62% of our student body receives financial assistance in some form ranging from $500-$20,000.

Studying abroad doesn’t have to be more expensive. Top quality education recognized globally at affordable prices.

Here for You

The Bishop’s International Office is a team dedicated to you! Once you are accepted, they will be there for you every step of the way until you graduate (and sometimes even after…).

Immigration procedures, health insurance, fees, scholarships and bursaries, exchanges, and so much more, the team offers support on everything. Check out the centre to see how they can support you.

Life After B.U.

Globally Recognized Degrees

Our degrees are recognized around the world & we have alumni employed in a wide variety of sectors. Canada is globally ranked for offering one of the best education systems. Canada continually invests a great deal of funds into its students thus ensuring high standards of quality.

Studying in Canada Leads to Staying in Canada 

Once our international students come to Bishop’s, many end up wanting to stay in Canada. Well, we’ve got good news for you! 

Students that graduate from a Canadian university can remain here for up to 3 years after the completion of their degree with our highly flexible post-graduation work permits. 

Post-Graduation Work Permits

Graduate Studies

A large portion of B.U. alumni will also go on to graduate studies in both the U.S. and Canada, whether that be studies pertaining to law, medicine, or whichever field they’re interested in furthering their education. You can even stay right here at Bishop’s! Check out some of our graduate programs.

No French, No problem!

Roughly 50% of all our incoming students arrive on campus not knowing French. Bishop’s is an English-speaking university, and your courses and services are offered in English, so you don’t have to worry about your interactions with faculty and staff or in the wider community.

However, you can choose to practice your French on campus if you want to, since most faculty and staff are bilingual. Or take a course or maybe even a minor in French studies! Plus, you’ll meet students from across Canada and around the world with whom you can practice your French. An English university in a bilingual (English/French) city. The opportunity is all yours!

Canadian Myths, Eh?

Let’s dispel some myths, and instead hit you with some facts:

  • FACT: Canadians love maple syrup. It’s true.
  • FACT: We have all 4 seasons. Contrary to popular belief it isn’t winter all year long in the great white north. But we sure know how to embrace the snow and take advantage of the this beautiful season. Also, has anyone mentioned… WINTERFEST!!
  • FACT: Canadian Universities tend to be less expensive. Most of our universities are publicly-funded, making our tuition rates competitive & affordable.
  • FACT: Dual citizens pay the Canadian tuition rates. You’ll pay the same as any other out-of-province Canadian.
  • FACT: Canada is continuously voted one of the safest countries to study in for international students.

FINAL FACT: International Students LOVE Bishop’s – Read some of our International Students’ stories below.

…everyone here is open to embrace unique individuals and ideas.  You don’t have to worry about not making friends here – there will always be a place on this campus for you, and there will always be people who are willing to recognize your significance.

Junru Bian – Beijing, China

When I think about everything I’ve been part of while at Bishop’s my head starts to hurt – in a good way.

Samuel Beanland – Auckland, New Zealand

I chose to come to Bishop’s mainly due to the intimate community atmosphere that is used to describe the place. Coming from an international boarding school with only 200 students, a big university did not seem appealing. Choosing to come to Bishop’s was a choice that I made together with my family, and it has not disappointed!

Ana dos Santos Lagarto – Lisbon, Portugal

I stumbled upon Bishop’s while searching for other Quebec English speaking universities. I saw the pictures, the size and the liberal education model and decided to go there without even having visited the campus and I’ve never looked back.

July-Ann El Baze – Villefranche sur Mer, France

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