Precautionary measures

 

Beware of fraud

Université Laval wishes to warn international applicants about a fraud attempt using Université Laval’s name in some countries.

This attempted fraud involves emails indicating that Université Laval offers scholarships that cover education expenses for international students to study in Canada.

The emails also mention Université Laval partner organizations. The fraudsters request a sum of money or various documents from the applicant. They use the official Université Laval logo, produce counterfeit documents (forms, certificates, etc.), and fraudulently and maliciously promote these scholarships.

To avoid becoming a victim of this scheme, please read the following information carefully.

 
 

Scholarships

Only Université Laval and Fondation de l’Université Laval are authorized to award scholarships to international applicants.

No organizations outside Université Laval or Fondation de l'Université Laval are authorized to award academic scholarships to students on behalf of the university. Furthermore, all email communication from the university to future students will be through an email address ending in @ulaval.ca. No other email addresses are valid.

Caution!

Some fraudsters are able to disguise their email address with the ulaval.ca domain name. To verify the validity of the email address, make sure the reply email address always uses the ulaval.ca domain name.

 
 

Admission assistance

No outside organization, representative, agency, or firm may handle your application for admission to Université Laval or guarantee your acceptance. 

All Université Laval applicants must personally complete the application process directly through the Registrar’s Office. Your acceptance is based solely on the quality of your academic record and other required documentation. 

Paying a representative or intermediary for admission assistance is futile; it will not increase your chances of admission. 

You must submit your application online or by using the official admission forms that can be downloaded from Université Laval Website.

 
 

International representatives

International representatives of Université Laval are always identified by the name of the organization. 

If you meet with Université Laval representatives in your country, make sure they are actually properly identified university employees. Université Laval does not do business with any service or intermediary that could increase the chances of admission for international students. 

To help you identify official representatives, remember that all Université Laval employees and representatives, even abroad, use an email address with the ulaval.ca domain name. Therefore, you should avoid any contact with representatives who email you from a Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, or other email address.

Caution!

Some fraudsters are able to disguise their email address with the ulaval.ca domain name. To verify the validity of the email address, make sure the reply email address always uses the ulaval.ca domain name.

 

When in doubt, contact us

To ensure you are following the correct application procedure or to verify the identity of an individual or organization claiming to represent Université Laval, contact us by email or by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-606-5566.

We recommend reporting any case of fraud or any fraud attempt by completing this form.

For more information, consult the Notice on Internet fraud issued by Immigration-Québec. 

For more information on Université Laval scholarships and financial aid, visit BBAF Website.

www.ulaval.ca