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Your stay at Université Laval

Explore the services and resources available to help you plan your student exchange at Université Laval as well as useful information on extending your stay and preparing for departure. Please note that some of the links in this section are in French only.

Preparing your stay

Services for international students

Find out about the services available to international students to help you get settled in and oriented during your time at Université Laval. 

Student testimonials

Read testimonials from international students who have spent time at Université Laval and learn more about their experiences and about life in Québec.


See the Immigration section for full details on immigration requirements for international students.


Québec and Canadian immigration law requires non-Canadian students to have valid health and hospitalization insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada. Learn about the coverage available.

University student pass for exchange students

The university student pass (LPU) is an exclusive public transit pass for full-time students (12 credits or more) at Université Laval. Passholders enjoy unlimited access to regular service provided by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) and Société de transport de Lévis (STLévis), including the Québec/Lévis ferry (Société des traversiers du Québec), during the fall and winter semesters 

  • Fall semester: valid September 1 to December 31.
  • Winter semester: valid January 1 to April 30

Extending your student exchange

If your student exchange is for the fall semester only, you can request an extension.

Before leaving Université Laval


In accordance with Canada’s Privacy Act, the Registrar’s Office sends transcripts to students, not to educational institutions.

Proof of registration

You can request official proof of registration in MonPortail and immediately obtain a digital copy.

However, if you need personalized proof of registration (a form from your home university or other), you’ll need to submit a request to the Registrar’s Office. Please allow five working days to have the document prepared. 

In both cases, fees apply.

Attendance certificates and scholarship forms that do not require proof of registration can be prepared at the faculty level.

Graduate studies at Université Laval

Interested in pursuing your studies at Université Laval? See our graduate study offerings and the list of UL research projects seeking students (and often providing funding), or contact a student information specialist at our Future Students Welcome Centre.

Frequently asked questions for exchange students