Studying

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

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
  • Desjardins Entrepreneurial accelerator
  • 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

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

CDE Collège

  • Licensed private institution
  • Recognized as a Microsoft training centre with the IT Academy Program
  • Programs in the information technologies and administration fields leading to attestations of collegial studies (ACS)
  • Academic training coupled with internships

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 de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec

  • Certified private institution
  • Programs in the accounting, secretarial, and computer support fields leading to diplomas of vocational studies (DVS)
  • Online training

J’adopte l’Estrie

The J’adopte l’Estrie project (Estrie, a New Home) was launched by Sherbrooke Innopole in 2017 and aims to facilitate the retention of students in the region.

J’adopte l’Estrie features various activities to highlight the region’s labour market— and helps students enter the workforce!