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Are you a student in Colombia 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 11 years of education and have completed 2 years of postsecondary studies. 

If you have completed 1 year of postsecondary studies, you may be eligible for 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 colombian diploma Years of study
Undergraduate programs


Bachillerato 11
Graduate programs
Advanced graduate diploma (DESS)
Licenciatura ou Titulo profesional, à l'issue d'un programme d'au moins 5 ans 15-17
Doctorate (PhD) Grado de Magister or Titulo de Especialista(if the total years education corresponds to at least 18 years) 17-21

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.

*available in French only

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