Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships region of the province of Quebec, Bishop’s is a unique English-language university that offers its students an undergraduate university experience like no other.

Top reasons to study here

  • Bishop’s boasts some of the smallest class sizes in the country, and passionate, supportive professors.
  • Bishop’s connects its students to an array of outstanding learning opportunities, including internships and exceptional training experiences.
  • Bishop’s creates a unique social environment for its students, one that fosters personal growth and development.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Bishop’s University was founded as Bishop’s College in 1843, under the sponsorship of the Right Reverend G.J. Mountain, the Anglican Bishop of Quebec, with the assistance of a group of clergy and laymen from the Eastern Townships.

Education

Bishop’s University is a predominantly residential, undergraduate university. Our primary concern is offering students a quality education in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. The residential aspect of our small size (2,400 full-time students) encourages students to immerse themselves in the complete Bishop’s experience.

Research

Many people don’t realize that a primarily undergraduate, liberal education institution like Bishop’s can include a vibrant and thriving research component in its mandate. Bishop’s, however, is proof that one can. Our Research Office, under the direction of the Vice-Principal Academic, supports a wide range of scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities conducted by the faculty and students of the university.

Career

The Career Development and Academic Support Office offers one on one counselling as well as group services to help students achieve academic success, as well as identify, clarify and achieve their academic and career objectives.

Services focus on providing students with the skills and tools needed to achieve these objectives, meet Bishop’s requirements and facilitate a successful integration to university and transition from university life to the workplace.

Students can also participate in various events and workshops such as Career Bootcamp and Career Day to help them be successful at school and in their transition to the workplace.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

Student Services at Bishop’s University provides opportunities for individual growth in a learning community where the student is the centre of our educational mission. We commit ourselves to improving the quality of student life so that each student achieves success.

Housing services

Bishop’s encourages applications from students with disabilities. In accordance with general admission procedures, Bishop’s will accept academically qualified candidates for admission by examining each applicant’s academic record. New students are encouraged to identify themselves at the time of their acceptance at Bishop’s by contacting the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services as soon as they receive the offer of acceptance. As with all applicants, those with disabilities are encouraged to select programs that are appropriate for their skills, abilities, and career goals.

Medical services

We provide confidential, on-campus services to support your physical, mental and spiritual health. We also offer support in managing your personal safety so that you can be at your best while attending BU.

Student Life

Campus life

Bishop’s University’s 550-acre campus features 25 buildings, including seven residences, two libraries, two theatres, outstanding classrooms, laboratories, athletic facilities, a sports and recreation centre that includes three gyms, an indoor pool and an 800-seat arena, a historic chapel, a music recital hall, and a daycare. A duck pond and wildlife refuge, 10 tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a golf course are also found on the campus.

Sports facilities

Whether you’re a dedicated athlete, a part-time, recreational player, a loyal Gaiters fan, or just looking to get active, you’re sure to find something at BU that will rev you up! With sports facilities, services and activities to match a multitude of tastes and needs, we offer tons of options to get you moving and having fun. So grab your purple T-shirt and show us your Purple stride!

Student clubs

The Bishop’s Investment Club (BIC) is a club in which its members meet once a week to discuss the events that are happening in the world and how they tie into the markets. Additionally, its members will learn practical investing skills and be given the opportunity to participate in various competitions around the province.

Student Reviews

It was nice
Jessica Omotola rated 3 out of 5 stars

I appreciated the staff being helpful and there being multiple opportunities to make friends.

BU, an incredible university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bishop's University has all the criteria I always dreamed of: small class sizes, close community and many opportunities to put all the skills we learned about into practice.

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