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Are you a student in Switzerland 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 or 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.

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 diplomaYears of study
Undergraduate programs
Maturitatzeugnis, Attesto di Maturita; Baccalauréat; Certificat de maturité complété dans les cantons de Vaud, Neuchâtel, Berne, Fribourg, Jura

Certificat de maturité complété dans les cantons de Genève, Tessin, Valais


Graduate programs
Advanced graduate diploma (DESS)
Lizentiat/Licence or Diploma (old system). Bachelor, if the total years of education corresponds to at least 16 years (new system). 
Doctorate (PhD)Doktorat (old system). Master (new system) if the total years of education corresponds to at least 18 years. 
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.

*available in French only

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