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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

Université Laval/China Scholarship Council (UL/CSC) Joint Scholarship Program

Université Laval (UL) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have signed an agreement to offer a joint grant program allowing Chinese students who are eligible for UL programs to pursue higher education in research. The grants cover tuition fees, living expenses, and health insurance for up to 48 months, as well as a round-trip flight to Québec City (by the least expensive route) and visa application fees.

Eligibility for grant program

Chinese applicants admitted to a selected doctoral program at UL may apply for a UL/CSC joint grant. Before you can apply for a grant you must first apply for admission to UL and be accepted.

Admission to Université Laval

Minimum language requirements

Université Laval is a French-language academic institution. Since courses are generally taught in French, some programs may require applicants to show minimum proficiency in French.

Minimum proficiency in English is also required by the CSC. Only students who earn a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS or 95 on the TOEFL are eligible for the grant program.

Find a research supervisor

Students are required to find a dissertation advisor before applying to UL. Most PhD programs will reject your application if you not have a professor who has agreed to supervise your work.

To find a dissertation advisor, reach out to professors who specialize in your desired research fields. Once a professor agrees to be your dissertation advisor, please inform us by email at

Apply to UL

Once you’ve found a research supervisor, gather all your required documents and fill out the application form online.

Make sure you upload all required documents and pay the application fee before submitting your application. We strongly recommend paying by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).


If you encounter any difficulties submitting your application online, please do not hesitate to contact our student information specialists at

For more information about the CSC scholarship, we invite you to visit the CSC website or to contact the CSC at


Your application must be submitted by February 1st. Applications received after this date may not be evaluated, depending on the selected doctoral program. If we are unable to process your application, we will inform you in due course.

You can submit an application online to the CSC between March 10th and March 31st. Remember that you must be accepted to Université Laval to be eligible for a CSC scholarship.

Eligible PhD programs

The doctoral programs that are eligible for joint scholarships were selected based on CSC priorities. Make sure you choose your program based on your expertise and interests. To help make your decision, read the program descriptions for more details on specific admission requirements, fields of research, and professors.

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