Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Multiple, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English, French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Multiple, Canada - NEBHE Quebec Universities

 canada map
*Much of the information below was taken or adapted from the New England Board of Higher Education/Que´bec Exchange website. The map is from the US State Department.*

The New England/Que´bec Student Exchange Program provides UMass Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at one of the participating universities in Que´bec. The Que´bec campuses offer a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings. While on an exchange, students also enjoy Que´bec’s vibrant cultural scene, natural beauty and extensive recreational opportunities, including excellent skiing.

Most of the universities are primarily French-speaking, requiring that students have a very strong command of French in order to enroll in classes.

Bishop’s University is the only member university that offers the vast majority of its courses in English. Students may take courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education or the Williams School of Business.

Participating Universities
Bishop’s University E´cole Polytechnique de Montre´al
Universite´ Laval Universite´ de Montre´al
Universite´ de Sherbrooke Universite´ du Que´bec a` Montre´al
Universite´ du Que´bec a` Trois-Rivie`res Universite´ du Que´bec a` Chicoutimi
Universite´ du Que´bec a` Rimouski Universite´ du Que´bec en Outaouais
Universite´ du Que´bec en Abitibi-Te´miscamingue Institut national de la recherche scientifique
E´cole de technologie supe´rieure E´cole nationale d’administration publique


Special Summer Opportunity for French Language Study
In the past, the Universite´ Laval has offered the opportunity for students to take intensive French language courses specifically designed for foreigners during the summer tuition free. Students were responsible for some modest fees as well as their travel and living expenses. Several UMass students have taken advantage of this program. If you are interested, please contact the IPO to inquire whether this program is available for the summer you intend to participate.

Academic Calendar
The academic calendar in Que´bec is very similar to the United States with the Fall semester beginning in September through December and the Winter semester beginning in January through May. Each of the participating university has their own semester dates. Please check the website of the university or for specific information.

The specific details on housing options vary by university. Once you have selected the university you would like to study at please contact your advisor for guidance.

Eligibility  canada girl
All participants in UMass study abroad programs must:

• Be at least 18 years old
• Be matriculated students and registered for credit
• Have completed one semester and at least 15 credits at time of application
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
• Student account paid in full
• Satisfactory student conduct history. Student conduct history is provided to the International Programs  Office (IPO) by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution. 

Students interested in applying must do so through the International Programs Office’s (IPO) online application, which may be accessed here: Click the “Apply Now” button. At the prompt, select the first option (“I have a Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell username and password”) and enter your complete UMass email address and password. These steps will open an application for you!

The application is comprised of several “questionnaires” and “material submissions.” Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of items; many of them are very short and easy to complete. You must complete all questionnaires and material submissions in order for us to receive your application. 

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed. If it is determined that you are “Eligible to Study Abroad,” a number of additional questionnaires and material submissions will be opened for you as well as access to the online application administered by the New England/Que´bec Student Exchange.


University Name Fall Semester 2019 Winter (Spring) Semester 2020
Bishop's University April  April 
Université Laval  March  March 
Polytechnique Montréal  April  October 
Université de Sherbrooke  March  N/A
UQAM April  April 
UQTR April  April 
UQAR April October 
UQO March  March 
UQAT May  October 
ENAP February  September 
ETS April  October 

For information regarding 2018-2019 deadlines, please download the Student Exchange Program PDF here: BCI-SEP_Summary-table_2018-2019_Quebec-universities.pdf.

This program is currently not accepting applications.