Laval University in Quebec

As the first university in North America to offer a French post-secondary education, Laval University is the oldest higher education institution in Canada. It was established in 1663 and is located on the outskirts of Quebec City. The student population is more than 30,000 undergraduate students, with about 10,000 part time students. It has earned the distinction of having one of the highest graduation rates amongst universities in Quebec. This university has a certified sustainable campus. It has a multitude of sustainable initiatives in place and offers students the opportunity to learn about sustainable living practices.


These are approximate, and change depending on a student’s program and level of study, as well as how many credits he or she is enrolled to take. It is based on two semesters a year.

  • Quebec residents: $2,800
  • Students from other Canadian provinces: $6,800
  • International students: starting at about from $15,500 to $18,000


Laval University in Quebec has four on-campus residence halls, where all rooms are single occupant, cost about $300 per month, and include common facilities such as a laundry, kitchen, student cafes, and study areas. If you prefer to live off-campus there are plenty of options that are close by the university such as houses, studios, apartments, and rooms.


Laval University in Quebec offers 17 faculties in areas including healthcare, arts, design, various sciences, social science, and religion. It offers degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A distance program is also offered, which allows for amazing flexibility if you need to work around your life. These distance courses are taught by Laval University professors, through a variety of communication options, and with almost 70 programs, (and about 700 online courses) you’ll be able to build a degree, or extend your learning, without interrupting a busy schedule. The university also offers many internships and study abroad programs to its students.

If you’d like to take a tour of the campus, click here, and for information on admissions, visit the Laval University admissions page.


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About Camille

I adore Paris, I really do. But who can pass up an exciting opportunity to explore North America? When I enrolled in a Canadian university, I experienced the differences between French culture in France and French culture in Canada. And there really are differences! For one, French Canadians speak French in their own way. The country is so vast and there are lots of opportunities to find a fulfilling career. While some cities feel like a mix of European and North American culture, others have a completely Canadian identity. And don’t get me started on the delicious, hearty food! The country is charming, laid back and full of life. I’m here to help ease your transition to Canadian living, and give you a few of my special insider tips. // J’adore Paris, vraiment, mais qui peut refuser une occasion formidable d’aller explorer l’Amérique du Nord. Lorsque je me suis inscrite dans une université canadienne, j’ai vécu les différences entre la culture française en France et la culture française au Canada et il y a vraiment beaucoup de différences ! Effectivement, les canadiens français parlent français à leur manière. Le pays est si vaste qu’il y a beaucoup d’opportunités pour réaliser une carrière enrichissante. Alors que plusieurs villes sont un mélange de la culture Européenne et Nord Américaine, d’autres sont typiquement canadiennes. Sans parler des mets délicieux et plutôt copieux ! C’est un pays charmant, décontracté et plein de vie. Je suis là pour vous aider à faciliter votre transition vers la vie canadienne et pour vous donner quelques un de mes conseils.