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Student Exchanges

Applying for a Student Exchange


To apply for a Université Laval student exchange, you must have your school send your application directly to the UL International Office or the UL professor responsible for the inter-institutional agreement with your school. There is no processing fee.


Application deadlines


Visiting student applications must be submitted by partner institutions by the following dates:

  • March 20 for students who wish to attend Université Laval during the fall semester or for two semesters (fall and winter)
  • October 1 for those who wish to attend the winter semester only

For more information, contact the International Office,


Your application package


General student exchange agreements, International Profile, Exchanges Canada

Your application package must include:

  • A duly completed application form (PDF) signed by an official at your home institution. Admission packages will be sent to the person in charge of student exchanges named on the form.

  • Official transcripts from all university studies (must be in French, English, or Spanish)

  • Proof of citizenship (copy of the applicant’s passport or identity card)

  • A list of courses approved by the partner institution

  • A letter of interest for students applying under a general student exchange agreement

  • A French test score (for non-francophone students). Université Laval recommends the TFI (Test de français international). The minimum TFI score for admission in a regular program is 750/990. Equivalent scores on other recognized French tests such as DELF or DALF are also acceptable. This testing requirement does not apply to students who register for French as a Foreign Language or French as a Second Language courses.

  • A portfolio (for students in architecture, fine arts, and graphic design).


  • Prospective exchange students in master’s or PhD programs who plan to do thesis or dissertation work, a final project, or laboratory work must arrange in advance for a UL faculty member to act as an advisor during their stay before submitting their applications to the International Office. Under no circumstances may UL professors serve as dissertation or thesis co-supervisors.

  • For courses in French as a Foreign Language (FFL), an activity fee (but no tuition or processing fees) will be charged.

Admission package


The International Office ensures that admission packages for all accepted applicants are sent by the Registrar’s Office to the person responsible for exchanges at the home institution. These packages contain all the documentation that students need for their UL stay. They are sent by email unless the student’s stay exceeds six months, in which case regular mail is used.

The admission package contains:

  • A letter of acceptance
  • A checklist for visiting students
  • Information needed to reserve a room with the Université Laval Residence Office
  • A link to Pour une arrivée réussie , the international student guide
  • Information on mandatory insurance


The letter of acceptance will specify your level and program of study. If this information is incorrect you must immediately contact us by email at Changes to the level, semester, or program of study will not be possible after students arrive.

You are responsible for completing immigration formalities as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance. You must have all required documents with you upon arrival at Université Laval.