Sherbrooke, a Knowledge Hub

Sherbrooke is a major student city in Québec:

  • 2 universities, 4 colleges, and many specialized educational institutions
  • Range of specializations in high demand on the labour market
  • Full curriculum in French and English, from elementary school to university
  • Free public education system at the elementary, high school, and college level
  • Among the lowest university tuition fees in North America

Sherbrooke – Best City to Study in Canada 🏆

(, 2021)

University level

Université de Sherbrooke

  • French-language public institution
  • 8 faculties, with undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs
  • More than 100 research units
  • Co-operative program
  • Accelerator for the development of technological businesses
  • Accompagnateur entrepreneurial Desjardins
  • Continuing education university centre
  • Creative studio
  • Scaling Centre

Bishop’s University

  • English-language public institution
  • 3 faculties and schools, with undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Co-operative program
  • Continuing education


School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

  • Academic programs and research in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts

College level

Cégep de Sherbrooke

  • French-language public institution
  • Largest cegep of the province outside Montréal and Québec City
  • Technical and pre-university programs
  • Study abroad programs
  • Work internships, in various forms: end-of-study internships, co-op programs, work-study coexistence
  • DEC-BAC and DEP-DEC programs and bridge
  • Productique Québec, college centre for technology transfer (CCTT)
  • Continuing education centre

Séminaire de Sherbrooke

  • French-language private college
  • Technical and pre-university programs
  • Work internships
  • Continuing education

Champlain College

  • English-language public institution
  • Technical and pre-university programs
  • Co-op programs and end-of-study internships
  • Continuing education and business services

Collège Canada

Cestar Collège

Vocational level

Centre de formation professionnelle 24-Juin

  • Vocational training programs
  • DEP-DEC bridge
  • Possibility to simultaneously pursue a vocational training program and complete general high school education
  • Distance education
  • Accès Compétences CSRS, continuing education business services

Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre

  • Vocational training programs in French and English
  • Continuing education

Collège Supérieur de Sherbrooke

My career in Sherbrooke

My career in Sherbrooke, by Sherbrooke Innopole

Deployed by Sherbrooke Innopole, My career in Sherbrooke aims to foster the retention of students and graduates in Sherbrooke. The initiative offers various activities to connect the next generation of students with local industrial and tech companies.

Learn more

Sherbrooke Innopole’s mandate ends on March 31, 2024. We invite you to contact Entreprendre Sherbrooke or the Service du développement économique of the Ville de Sherbrooke for further services.
Thank you to all Sherbrooke industrial and technological businesses, as well as to all our partners for the trust granted since 2009!