Laval University or Université Laval (UL) - public higher education institution in Canada. UL began its academic activity in1852. The main building of the university proudly stands in Quebec City inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Indubitably, studying at Laval University is a dream of many students as it is in the top 20 national ranking of Canada. The university can boast a strong track record, ranking 20 in the national ranking of Canada. It ranks the highest in the following disciplines «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 400 in the international rating. Thanks to its high educational standards the university graduates are quite popular among employers of Canada and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission board requests both the certificate of previous academic performance and examination results. The university divides its academic year into trimesters. Obtaining a bachelor’s at UL is anything but cheap with tuition fees of 26,041 USD per year. UL is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 24,602 USD per year of study. With that in mind the university provides remarkable students with scholarships and grants. The university offers online degree programs. This format proved to be quite popular among the students. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. Laval University is among the largest universities that educates more then 27 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. Every 8 student is a foreign citizen. More than 2300 teachers are employed by the university. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin, which might tell you more about the day to day life of UL.

Infrastructure of UL. The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories.
Ranking   258   15
Université Laval
Country Canada
City Quebec City
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
16,363 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
16,363 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
25,179 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
23,788 USD/year.
Living expenses $574 -1,001 USD/month
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1852
Abbreviation UL
Teachers 2,290
Students 27,678
Foreigners 13%
Religion None
Academic calendar Trimesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
By the grace of God, to no one equal
• Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec
• Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Group of Thirteen (G13)
• Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie (AUFC)
• University of the Arctic (UArctic)
• Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
World ranking 258
Country ranking 15
Academic Reputation 339
Employer Reputation 390
International Faculty 217
International Students 373
Citations per Faculty 377
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 328
Engineering and Technology 321
Life Sciences and Medicine 171
Natural Science 370
Social Sciences and Management 387
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 258
QS World University Rankings 326
ARWU Academic Ranking 201
Cost of living in Quebec City
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 172 225
Food 246 419
Transportation 50 138
Communications and utilities 66 64
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 20 84
Total 574 1,001
Accommodation in Quebec City USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 174
Shared room in city centre 227
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 340
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 438
Alternative title
English Laval University
Russian Университет Лаваль
Arabic جامعة لافال
German Universität Laval
Spanish Universidad de Laval
French Univeristé Laval
Japanese ラバル大学
Korean 라발대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Laval
Chinese 拉瓦尔大学
cy Prifysgol Laval
it Università Laval
Ukrainian Університет Лаваля
ca Universitat Laval
nl Université Laval
th มหาวิทยาลัยลาวาล
eu Laval Unibertsitatea
hu Laval Egyetem
pl Uniwersytet Laval
sv Laval Universitet
fa دانشگاه لاوال
ga Ollscoil Laval
vi Đại học Laval
bg Университет Лавал
he אוניברסיטת לאוול
el Πανεπιστήμιο Λαβάλ
da Laval Universitet
cs Lavalova univerzita
hy Լավալի համալսարան
be Універсітэт Лаваля
et Lavali ülikool
lt Lavalio universitetas
nb Université Laval
gd Oilthigh Laval
tl Pamantasang Laval
alt Université Laval
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Description of Laval University

Located in Quebec’s historic capital, a World Heritage City, Université Laval is the first French-language university in North America. It is one of Canada’s leading research universities, ranking 8th among the country’s 94 university-level institutions in terms of research funding with more than $300 million devoted to research last year. Université Laval’s 1,400 professors-researchers share their knowledge with 45,000 students, 10,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate-level programs.

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