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Are you a student in China interested in attending university in Canada? Check the admissions requirements and the minimum diploma required to study at Université Laval.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate programs

To be admitted to an undergraduate program at Université Laval, you must hold a pre-university diploma attesting to 12 years of education and have completed 1 year of postsecondary studies.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete qualifying courses at Université Laval before starting your program. This year consists of 30 qualifying credits, and possibly 6 credits in the university program you have chosen, over two semesters. The qualifying year is available for unlimited enrolment programs only.

Graduate programs

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must hold the minimum diploma required and meet the admission requirements for your particular degree program.

Minimum required diploma to be admitted to UL

Degree you wish to obtain Minimum required chinese diploma Years of study
Undergraduate programs
Certificate Gāozhōng 12
Bachelor's Gāozhōng 12
Graduate programs
Advanced graduate diploma (DESS) Xuéshì xuéwèi 16-18
Master's Xuéshì xuéwèi 16-18
Doctorate (PhD) Shuòshì xuéwèi 17-20
Medical studies Doctor of medicine degree and a residency program Confirmation of doctor of medicine degree with Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ)

Program-specific admission requirements

Some programs have specific admission criteria. Above-average results, a minimum level of French proficiency*, and preselection of a graduate research supervisor are among the possible requirements. View the official program descriptions* to confirm your eligibility.

Limited enrolment* and limited space programs* also have specific admission requirements to consider.

Fast-track your study permit!

As a Chinese candidate, you have access to the Student Direct Stream (SDS), a Government of Canada program that will shorten the processing time of your study permit by several weeks. That way, you will have every advantage on your side to make your dream to study in Québec City a reality!

As soon as you receive your acceptance letter from Université Laval, you can start the immigration process. For more details about the steps to take, visit the Study permit, temporary resident visa (TRV) and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) tab of the Immigration section on our website. 

*available in French only

UL/CSC Joint Scholarship Program

As a partner of the China Scholarship Council, Université Laval (UL) welcomes Chinese students with scholarships interested in pursuing graduate studies. The Sponsored Student Orientation Handbook will provide all the information about the UL/CSC Joint Scholarship Program. 

Contact if you want to participate or if you have any questions.


PhD Research Areas and Supervisors

You will find below the Selected Programs for the UL/CSC Joint Scholarship Program. The website and contact details of the UL professors looking for CSC candidates are included in each program. Once you have read the professors' research profile, contact them directly by email to present your own expertise and your academic background. Please make sure to include the following documents when you contact the professors: CV, cover letter (motivation letter) and recommendation letters. The List of Research Centers and Chairs will allow you to read on the ongoing research development at Université Laval.

Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics

Faculty of Social Sciences

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