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Are you a student in Senegal interested in attending university in Canada? Check the admission 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 13 years of education.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete qualifying courses at Université Laval before starting your program. The qualifying courses are 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 ULaval

Degree you wish to obtainMinimum required senegalese diplomaYears of study
Undergraduate programs
Baccalauréat, Baccalauréat technique13
Graduate programs
Advanced graduate diploma (DESS)
Doctorate (PhD)Maîtrise (if the total years of education correspond to at least 18 years)
Titre professionnel
Medical studiesDoctor of medicine degree and a residency programConfirmation 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 Senegalese 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

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