Bishop's University

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Bishop’s University, founded in 1843, is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada in its category. Small class sizes guarantee dynamic discussions and easy access to professors who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to their research. Our academic programs allow flexibility of choice and encourage an interdisciplinary approach that broadens our student’s horizons. Co-op programs, internships, and strong alumni networks also provide an invaluable advantage to our students.

Bishop’s is located in the borough of Lennoxville, which is part of the larger city of Sherbrooke, in southern Quebec. Our campus features beautiful architecture, ivy-covered buildings, sprawling green space, mountains in the background, rivers criss-crossing in front of the entrance, a beautiful Field Turf stadium, a state-of-the-art sports centre, an astronomy observatory, theatres, fine art studios, computer labs, performing-arts halls, a golf course, and residence buildings all joined by scenic walking paths. Bishop’s University offers students a wonderful, English university experience in the heart of what feels like a very European environment.

Areas of Expertise

Bishop's University primary concern is offering students a quality education in arts, sciences, business, and education. With fewer than 2,500 students, we offer small class sizes and the opportunity for students to get to know their professors. We believe in interdisciplinary study, and in gaining a broad foundation of knowledge about the world. We push our students to expand their horizons. Bishop's University has been consistently ranked in the top schools for student-faculty interaction, level of academic challenge, enriching education experience, supportive famous environment, and active and collaborative learning.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $5,000Highest: $5,600

We believe that residence life is an integral part of the overall university experience, so we encourage all first year students to live on campus. Living on campus means that you are five minutes from class, the dining hall and the sports centre. It also makes it very easy to meet new friends and get involved in tons of activities and events. You can find more details on the different residence styles (including floor plans) as well as information on residence fees and meal plans in the Residence Life website at: Residence Information

Off Campus Housing

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Other:Lowest: $325Highest: $525

Bishop's University offers a database service for locating off-campus housing in the Lennoxville area. Please note that the University does not inspect any of the lodgings listed on our website nor does the University have any affiliation with any of the owners of the lodgings listed. The University cannot guarantee their quality, condition and/or conformity with building regulations. It is your responsibility to view and inspect the premises, and to ensure that they conform to the building regulations in force before renting. Go to: Off-Campus Housing for more details.

Incoming Students

Orientation Week welcomes each one of our new students to the University. Put on by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Orientation Week includes numerous activities from an academic orientation to concerts and everything in-between. Each activity is designed to ensure a smooth transition to university life. Participating in Orientation Week will help develop friendships, as you will meet fellow incoming students as well as student leaders involved in all aspects of the community.

Career Planning

The Career & Leadership Development Office offers a wide range of services including vocational counseling, student success coaching, job search support, and leadership development. Whether you are looking for greater clarity concerning your career options, wanting to build your resume and learn job search techniques, or hoping to improve self-management or leadership skills, we are here to help!


The state-of-the-art Sports and Recreation Centre boasts a number of athletic facilities including a new fitness centre, a swimming pool, tennis courts, an 800-seat arena, a double gym with a mezzanine and a food court. There are also fitness classes offered such as yoga, aerobics, dance, spinning and more. For additional information, visit: Gaiters


The Bishop’s University Students Representative Council is a non-profit student-run organization whose mandate is to represent students, not only at the university, but also at the provincial and national level. We strive to make your Bishop's experience the best it can be from the first day of Orientation Week to the last day of Convocation weekend.


One of the best things you can do while at BU is to get involved! The SRC is responsible for overseeing the 60+ clubs and organizations available for students. They span from academic clubs and hobby/interest clubs to public service clubs. Click on Clubs and Activities to see the full list.

Information Technology

In addition to the various small departmental computer labs that have often have specialized software, there are five general-use computer labs on campus that are managed by ITS. These computer labs are dual-boot Mac and Windows, allowing you to choose whichever operating system you feel more comfortable with. For any technical assistance or questions, don't hesitate to ask the lab consultant on duty.


Located in Quebec, Canada, Bishop’s is an English university situated in a French city. This offers a unique, truly bilingual experience. And with over 53 countries represented amongst the student body Bishop’s brings the world together on one intimate campus.

Special Services

The Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services, provides services which support the integration and independence of students with disabilities into the university community. Over 85% of the campus is wheelchair accessible. A wide range of academic and support services is available for students with: visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities (see Policy for definition); and physical or health related difficulties. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Accessibility & Accommodation Services at the time of their acceptance to Bishop's University.

Affiliated Institutions

The University is affiliated with the Thomas More Institute for Adult Education, Cormier Centre of International Economics, and Eastern Townships Research Centre. In addition, Bishop’s, Acadia, Mount Allison, and St. Francis Xavier University have formed an alliance called the U4 League. The U4 League institutions are committed to a teaching model that puts undergraduate education first. Central to this mission are the fundamentals of teaching, including fostering a highly personal and supportive learning environment. With intimate classes and a high percentage of the courses being taught by full-time faculty, engaging undergraduates in research and discovery has become a cornerstone of the U4 experience. The U4 institutions also promote and facilitate active student engagement inside the classroom, in residence life, and in extracurricular activities. Each institution considers deep engagement in university life is a critical component of helping students to reach their full potential.

International Involvement

Bishop's participates in an agreement with other Québec universities, which links over 500 institutions in the US, UK, Mexico, and France. Bishop's also has bilateral agreements with universities in several countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lithuania, Japan, and Spain.

Campus Tour

t's well worth the drive, train or plane ride to the campus community to see the university for yourself. Sit in on an exciting classroom discussion, talk to a professor about a program you're interested in and chat with students about what it's like to be in small classes on a first-name basis with your professors. Student tour guides show you the campus and introduce you to life at Bishop's. Campus tours are available seven days a week! For additional information, please visit Campus Tours

Modified on August 08, 2022