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A top-notch educational experience in a unique setting

Founded in 1843, Bishop's University offers international students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to complete a highly regarded university degree (in English), while at the same time living in one of Canada's most historic and fully bilingual (English and French) communities. And all this in a picturesque setting on one of Canada's most beautiful campuses!

Location, location, location
Situated just five minutes away from the bustling city of Sherbrooke, Quebec (a predominantly French-speaking city of more than 100,000 people), Bishop's University prides itself on its ideal surroundings.

For starters, the city of Montreal is less than two hours away, and can easily be reached by road. Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City, New York and Boston are similarly close by, and you can arrive at all of them within a half-day's drive.

Then there is the community of Lennoxville the official home of Bishop's University. With its uniquely bilingual population of only 4,000 full-time residents, Lennoxville is proud of its small-town, cooperative community spirit, which brings together people of many nationalities. In fact, international students who choose to study at Bishop's today can very much consider themselves as 'following in the footsteps' of a time-honoured tradition as students from around the world have been travelling to Lennoxville to study now for more than 150 years!

Find your niche
At Bishop's, great emphasis is put on the importance of personal contact between students and professors. With small class sizes and frequent use of seminars, laboratories, and tutorials, students can be assured that they will receive the individual attention and support they need in order to succeed no matter which subjects they choose to study.

In addition to a strong school of Education ideal for students hoping to become teachers themselves at either the elementary or secondary level Bishop's also boasts a range of majors in the areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Or, for those students with a keen eye for business, the Williams School of Business offers concentrations in such areas as Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, and Marketing.

Not yet sure what you want to study? That's okay too! One of the great things about Canadian universities such as Bishop's, is that students don't have to go in to their first year knowing exactly what major they want to focus on. In fact, they are actually encouraged to take their time and explore a variety of courses from a number of different areas, before figuring out exactly where their interests lie. After that, they typically find themselves better prepared to tailor a degree program that fits best into their own learning objectives.

… And what better place to figure those interests out, than in a beautiful set of surroundings!

Take a look around
Bishop's campus is spread out over a stunning 550 acres of land. Boasting 25 buildings, the university's facilities include seven residence halls, two libraries, two theatres, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratory and athletic facilities, an ice rink, a historic chapel, music recital hall, and daycare centre. A duck pond and wildlife refuge, 10 tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and golf course are also found on the school grounds.

Considering these surroundings, it seems no wonder why many of Bishop's students including a growing number of upper year scholars choose to stay on-campus during their studies.

Learn more
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about attending Bishop's University or another Canadian institution be sure to visit www.canada123.org. Or, even better, come out and meet us in person! You can drop by our Dhaka-based Canadian University Application Centre (or 'CUAC') office located on Gulshan Road or, alternatively, attend our upcoming event. On Friday, October 12th, we will be present along with other Canadian university representatives at The Westin Dhaka, ready to answer all your questions with typical Canadian helpfulness. This event, however, is by INVITATION ONLY, so if you're interested in attending, please contact us in advance by email, at Dhaka@canada123.org , or by phone, at 02.8826445.

WHEN: Friday, 12th October - 12 noon to 8 pm
WHERE: The Westin Hotel, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Founded: 1843
Location: Lennoxville, Quebec
Enrollment: Approximately 2,500 full-time and 450 part-time undergraduate students
Average class size: 25
Student to faculty ratio: 16:1
Academics: Choose from over 100 majors within 5 different academic divisions

Here is a quick estimate of what your average budget per year could look like as an international BU student. Note: all prices are approximations and are listed in Canadian dollars.
Tuition fees : $14,383 to $15,955
Compulsory Fees : $934
Health Insurance : $788
Books : $1,200
Campus housing : $3,280 to 4,864
Meals on-campus : $3,470 to 3,690
Internet & phone : $430


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