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Welcome to Université Laval


Choosing Université Laval for your studies means being part of North America’s first francophone university, with an ultra-modern campus that is internationally acclaimed for its academics and research. In turn, your presence will help enrich our university community in and outside the classroom. Helping you fit into this new environment and succeed academically are our priorities.

As an incoming Université Laval student, you’re no doubt busy getting ready to travel to Canada. Immigration documents, plane tickets, suitcases—so much to plan and do! In this message you will learn about some of the resources and services that are available to help you in your preparations and smooth your way upon arrival and as you adjust to life at UL. Getting off to a good start often helps make the rest of the stay a success.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!


Documents to present to Canadian Border Services Agency

When passing through a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) checkpoint, the documents required by the border services officer may vary depending on your program of study and the lenght of your stay in Canada. Please consult the following list and be prepared. Read more


Arriving at Québec City and Montréal airport

As soon as you land in Québec, you have access to various services at airports to facilitate your arrival. Read more


Documents to present to the Registrar's Office

Upon your arrival, you will need to undertake essential administrative tasks which will allow you to finalize your admission process and sign up for health insurance. Read More


Orientation Activities for international students

The Student Life Office (Bureau de la vie étudiante) offers a plethora of orientation activities to help international students become part of UL. They include a buddy program, Québec City orientation tour, guided campus tours, workshops, day trips and more. Read more


Resources to help you prepare for your stay in Canada

Good preparation is the key to a stress-free arrival and a successful semester. We suggest you start your planning by consulting our international students handbook, which contains a wealth of information on Université Laval and Québec City. Find advices from former international students by visiting the portal Contact Cosmopolite. Read more


Health Insurance

Being covered by a health and hospitalization insurance is essential to take full advantage of your study stay in Canada. Québec and Canada immigration laws require foreign students to hold valid health and hospitalization insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada. Read more


Housing in Québec City

Finding the right place to live will enhance your time at Université Laval. Whether you’re looking for a room on campus or a place in the city, you’ll find helpful advice and information here. Read more