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Laval University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Laval University or Université Laval is a French-language public university in Québec, Canada. It offers around 500 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university invites applications for Fall, Winter or Summer sessions.

Since the medium of instruction here is French, one of the key admission requirements is fluency in the French language. The admissions process is also conducted in French.

  • Both UG and PG applicants are advised to apply through the university’s online application portal.
  • Applicants are required to submit 84 CAD as the application fee.
  • University has common application deadlines for UG and PG admissions.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)84 CAD
Mode of PaymentVisa/Master card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Winter/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Business Programs
Financial AidScholarships

Laval University Admission Deadlines

Laval University follows a specific timeline for both undergraduate and graduate admissions. The application deadlines vary for domestic and international applicants. The admission deadlines for international applicants are given below:

Undergraduate/Graduate Admissions
FallFebruary 1
WinterSeptember 15
SummerJanuary 15

Laval University Undergraduate Admissions

Laval University offers many undergraduate courses to prospective applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Once an application is assessed, the applicant is informed of whether they are admitted to take a ‘qualifying course’, through which students acquire language or knowledge tools necessary to excel in the university.

Where to Apply: Laval University Application portal

Application Fee: 84 CAD

Admission Requirements: International applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Diploma attesting to 13 years of school education equivalent to a Quebec Diploma of College Studies. For details on country-specific requirements, click here
  • Supporting Document: LORs, SOPs, language proficiency score.

French Proficiency International Students

As a part of their admission process, non-Francophone applicants (someone whose education was in a language other than French) must take a French proficiency test - Test de français international (TFI).

The minimally required level of French proficiency varies from program to program. The TFI scores will determine whether the applicant is required to take French language classes in addition to other qualifying courses. The university offers French-language services to its students.

Laval University Graduate Admissions

Laval University offers dozens of graduate courses. The specific requirements vary for each program. Once an application is assessed, the applicant is informed of whether they qualify for taking a ‘qualifying course’, through which students acquire the language or knowledge tools necessary to excel in the university. The table below looks at the admissions requirements for some of the graduate programs.

Applicants are required to:

  • Have an undergraduate degree (North American B.A) or its equivalent, deemed so by the admissions office.
  • Certain programs have specific admission criteria, which are listed in their description.
CourseAdmission Requirements
Master of Actuarial ScienceUG degree in Actuarial science or equivalent; Transcripts; Minimum GPA of 3.0
MBA Business AnalyticsTranscripts; Coursework in mathematics (differential calculus, linear algebra and vector geometry);
Or applicants can take the MAT exam; Minimum GPA of 3.22
MA Administration and EducationUG degree in Education/related field or in Humanities/Social Sciences or a degree deemed equivalent; Transcripts; Minimum GPA of 3.1
MS in AdministrationTranscripts; College-level coursework mathematics;
MAT exam score; Minimum GPA of 3.50
MBA in Digital MarketingAcademic Transcripts; college-level coursework in maths (differential calculus, linear algebra and vector geometry). Or MAT exam; Minimum GPA of 3.22

Additional Requirements: A letter of intent, 2 LORs and Resume

Visa Process for International Students

After being admitted into the university and receiving the offer letter, students need to procure the appropriate permits and documentation to attend the program. This process can be extensive so it is advised that students begin months in advance. They will need:

  • A valid passport
  • A Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), from the Ministry of immigration for programs longer than 6 months
  • Apply for a study permit and visa
  • Quebec's immigration law requires proof of valid health and hospitalization insurance.

Admissions at Laval University are highly selective. The education is conducted primarily in French, with some English references. Hence, applicants are encouraged to prove their proficiency in these languages – specifically French, to be considered for admission.

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