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Student exchanges

If you’re interested in a student exchange at Université Laval, talk to your university as soon as possible about the options available and how to apply. Please note that links in this section are in French only.

For more information:

etudiantsentrants@bi.ulaval.ca

Exchange programs

Various programs are available for exchange students at Université Laval: 

  • International profile: program-to-program exchanges
  • Exchange Canada: program-to-program exchanges between Canadian universities
  • General agreement: inter-university exchanges
  • Bureau de la coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) and North2North: exchanges between universities in the same network

Student mobility exchanges are a great way to enhance your university experience, but do not lead to a degree. No degrees will be awarded by Université Laval to students hosted as part of an exchange program.

Is your university a Université Laval partner?

The first step is to find out whether your home university has a student exchange program with Université Laval by checking on MoveON. To conduct a search, select the country your university is located in to access the list of partner institutions and the mobility programs available through each of them.

Is your program of study available?

Next, check whether the program of study that interests you is available through the mobility program general student exchange agreement or through the BCI network:

Dual degree possibilities

Some agreements within the framework of mobility programs allow students whose institutions have signed this type of agreement to continue their studies after their mobility stay in order to obtain a degree from Université Laval. From the beginning of their mobility stay at Université Laval, they take the courses required to obtain a degree from their home institution. Some of these courses are also contributory (double contribution) to the ULaval Master's program (equivalent to Master 2 level in Europe and Africa). From the first completed year of mobility, if they are admitted to the master's program in Quebec City, they can complete their ULaval training and thus obtain the corresponding diploma.

Consult our page on dual degrees to learn more.

Applying through your university

Contact your university’s international relations office as soon as possible for information on the application process for the exchange program(s) available. Partner universities are responsible for selecting exchange candidates and sending us the list of the students chosen. Applications submitted directly by individuals will not be considered.

Terms of participation

  • Be selected by your home institution for an exchange of one or a maximum of two semesters, excluding intensive sessions in French as a Foreign Language
  • Have the required level of French proficiency (TFI 750, DELF B2), unless you wish to take courses in English in the business administration program or French as a foreign language courses 
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full-time study at the time of departure
  • Be enrolled at your university during the exchange and have paid your tuition fees
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Université Laval during the exchange (minimum 12 credits per semester) 
  • Choose a majority of courses in the program you’re admitted to
  • Start your courses on the dates required 
  • Take personal responsibility for obtaining the immigration documents you need in a timely manner

Submitting your application to Université Laval

If you are among the applicants selected by your university, you will receive an email from Université Laval inviting you to fill out an online application form. The email will tell indicate what documents to attach with your application, including a list of the courses you’d like to take.

To see what course are available in the program that interests you, look up the program in the program directory. Once you’ve found your program, click the “Description officielle” tab followed by the “Structure du programme” tab to view the courses you can choose from. Not all of these courses will be available during your exchange, but your choices will give us an idea of the subjects that interest you.

Admission to Université Laval

If your application is accepted, Université Laval will send you a letter of acceptance confirming your admission. You will be able to use this letter for your immigration procedures. 

You will also receive an email entitled Dossier d’admission – suivi containing your ULaval IDs.

You must present this email and your letter of acceptance at the Registrar's Office on your arrival at Université Laval so that you can subsequently register at your faculty.

You will be notified by email if your application is rejected.