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.
(household articles, deposit for a telephone line, etc.)
|Papers (CAQ, student permit)||$ 260||€169|
Annual cost of living
|Health insurance (annual fee)||$900||€600|
|Housing (electricity, heating)||$4,992||€3,241|
|Telephone, Internet, cable||$1,200||€779|
|Food and medical products||$4,200||€2,727|
|Personal expenses (leisure, clothing, etc.)||$1,920||€1,248|
|Miscellaneous (unforeseeable expenses)||$1 000||€650|
|Urban transit||Included in university fees3|
|TOTAL (including upon arrival)||$ 17,392||€11,310|
2. Currency rate as of June 2019.
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 $79), 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.