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Before submitting your admission and registration for postdoctoral training form, visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for the full details. 

You can read the Politique d’accueil et d’encadrement des stagiaires postdoctorales et stagiaires postdoctoraux (postdoctoral fellow admissions and supervision policy).

Since October 15, 2021, all students, including postdoctoral and medical fellows as well as training or research interns, have been required to be adequately protected against COVID-19 to access a health and social services establishment or a research centre adjacent to such an establishment for the purpose of their fellowship or internship in Quebec.

When requesting an invitation for a fellowship or internship, students who are not adequately protected against COVID-19 must notify their supervisor. Their invitation may be postponed or cancelled.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they meet the requirement for adequate protection against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination to the Registrar’s Office when registering. Students who are not adequately protected cannot register for or carry out their fellowship or internship.

Admission and registration

When you arrive in Québec City, you must go to your host institute, faculty, department, school, or research centre at Université Laval. There you can have your supervising professor sign the REG-160a-AD Admission and Registration for Postdoctoral Training form.

Then you must contact the Registrar’s Office, where you will be admitted and registered. The following documents are required:

  • Form REG-160-AD, completed and signed
  • A copy of the letter of invitation from Université Laval
  • An up-to-date résumé
  • An official document indicating the date your PhD was awarded*
  • An official birth certificate or a legible copy
*Official transcripts from a Canadian or American university must be sent directly by the academic institution that issues them or submitted in a sealed envelope. An official translation is required for any document written in a language other than French, English, or Spanish.

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada you must also submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Proof of health and hospital insurance coverage that is valid in Canada 
  • A copy of the passport

If all the paperwork has been submitted, the Registrar’s Office will officially complete your admission and registration and send you a confirmation email.

Important: Regardless of your funding source, you must make sure to register for each semester for the duration of your fellowship to maintain your postdoctoral fellow status.

Questions about postdoctoral programs?

Registrar's Office
Pavillon Jean-Charles-Bonenfant
2345, allée des Bibliothèques
Bureau 2440 Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

418 656-2131, poste 409323

418 656-5216