A look at a foreign student budget for a twelve-month period

Based on full time registration, the following table provides an idea of the costs that could be incurred during a twelve-month period. Amounts are in Canadian dollars. Euro equivalence is provided for your information and can vary depending on currency fluctuation2. Please note that the university fees are not included in this list.

Upon arrival

 CADEuros
Installation fees
(household articles, deposit for a telephone line, etc.)
$500€345
Winter clothing$500€345
Papers (CAQ, student permit)$ 260€180
TOTAL $1,260€870

Annual cost of living

 CADEuros
Health insurance (annual fee)$972€720
Housing (electricity, heating)$3,360€2,320
Telephone, Internet, cable$900€620
Educational supplies$1,200€830
Food and medical products$3,600€2,485
Personal expenses (leisure, clothing, etc.)$1,920€1,325
Miscellaneous (unforeseeable expenses)$960€660
Urban transitIncluded in university fees3
Inter-city transit$7204€500
TOTAL $13,704€9,460
TOTAL (including upon arrival)$ 14,964€10,330

2. Currency rate as of April 2016.

3. As of 2004, Université de Sherbrooke students enjoy free access to the Sherbrooke urban transit upon presentation of their student card. This is a first in Quebec and was implemented as part of a series of innovative environmental measures that make up the university’s Green Plan. In addition to saving students hundreds of dollars annually (a regular monthly pass costs $73), free access to urban transit decreases the need for additional parking areas and reduces polluting emissions by reducing traffic on the Sherbrooke campuses and in certain areas of the city.

4. An inter-city bus transit system to the major urban centres (Montréal and Québec City) is accessible from either the Main Sherbrooke Campus or the downtown terminal. Student rates are available.

Information contained on this page can change without notice.

Agence des relations internationales (ARIUS)

Courriel : arius@USherbrooke.ca

Tél. : 819 821-7702

Veuillez noter que l'Agence des relations internationales de l'Université de Sherbrooke ne gère pas les processus d'admission, ni ne peut répondre aux questions associées à l'admission.