Bishop's University



Bishop’s University 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.

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 FieldTurf stadium, an astronomy observatory, state-of-the-art theatres, fine art studios, computer labs, performing-arts halls, a golf course, and residence buildings all joined by scenic walking paths. Bishop’s is located in the borough of Lennoxville, which is part of the larger city of Sherbrooke, in southern Quebec. Bishop’s University offers students a wonderful, English university experience in the heart of what feels like a very European environment.

University founded – 1843

Residence – Guaranteed

Areas of Expertise

Bishop's University offers programs in Business, Education, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. With fewer than 2,500 students, we offer small class sizes and the opportunity for students to get to know their professors. You won't be a number here. 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 everything in-between. Each activity is designedto 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. It offers a platform to explore all that Bishop’s has to offer including the SRC’s 60+ clubs, intramural sports teams, as well as the on-campus residence community.

Career Planning

The Bishop’s Counselling and Employment Centre offers support in career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, job searching, and career resources. Our students have access to Career Cruising, an interactive multimedia career guide system designed to help students with self-assessment, career exploration, and post-secondary planning.


The state-of-the-art Sports and Recreation Centre boasts a number of athletic facilities including a new fitness center, 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


The Students’ Representative Council and its’ 18 student-elective members act as the official representatives of the students of Bishop’s University in their relations with the administration of Bishop’s University and the official representatives of the students of Bishop’s University in their relations with any other private or public organization including national, provincial, and international student organizations. Their duty is to promote the welfare and interests of all students including the promotion of artistic, literary, educational, social, environmental, recreational and charitable activities for the advancement of the interests of the Bishop’s community.


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. There are also a number of competitive athletic clubs. In addition, the University puts out several publications in which students may take part. They include The Campus, the University's official student newspaper, the Yearbook, the Mitre, the Handbook, and the Directory. There is no shortage of extracurricular activities at Bishop’s University.

Information Technology

All students have an account giving them access to the Internet. Residence rooms are also wired for Internet access. Library catalogues are accessible online. Computer labs are available for course related or general use. Laptop rentals are also available. Academic buildings, residences, and the library all offer wireless connectivity.


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

Over 85 % of the campus is wheelchair accessible. Counselling services will evaluate a student's needs and will arrange assistance, as needed, e.g. note takers, remedial work, and time extensions. A daycare is located on the Bishop's campus where students and faculty have priority over community members.

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! It is recommended that guest during the week that way you are able to experience a typical day in the life of a student. For additional information, please visit


Two bus circuits originating in different areas of Sherbrooke arrive and depart from the campus every 30 minutes until 11:00 p.m. There is also a daily bus service to Montreal.

Modified on August 08, 2022