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Laval University

4.0 out of 5 (14 ratings / 10 reviews) Ottawa, Canada
Université Laval (UL) is among the largest universities in Canada. By choosing UL, you're opting for an intellectually stimulating campus that is home to 1,500 professors and more than 250 research groups and chairs. A rich and stimulating environment in the beautiful Québec City!

Master's Programmes



Since its founding, Université Laval has been training, equipping, and guiding the decision makers who grapple with the major issues of society.


Programs of study cover all fields of knowledge, from medicine, administration and law, to engineering, arts and music. Moreover, Université Laval offers several exclusive programs in disciplines such as geomatics, agriculture, and forestry. A UL diploma will help turn you into an in-demand professional with a bright future ahead.

A well-rounded university:
  • Some 500 programs
  • Renowned mobility and exchange programs
  • 5 study profiles: Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurial, International, Honours and Research
  • Custom, continuing, and distance education programs


Université Laval can count on over 1 300 professors who are committed to advancing knowledge through research.

With its numerous research groups and chairs, Université Laval is a member of the U15, a group representing Canada’s top research-intensive universities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Université Laval offers an impressive array of services to make life easier for its students, including these :

  • Library
  • Student assistance centre
  • Assistance for international students
  • Daycare centres
  • Transportation
  • Food services
The Office for Student Living offers a variety of services and activities to help ensure that recently arrived students enjoy their stay on campus.

Housing services

Linked to other campus buildings by underground tunnels, Université Laval residences offer affordable accommodation on-campus that's close to the center of the city, tourist attractions, and shopping malls. What's more, our residence life team provides information and assistance and organizes activities to enhance the quality of life for residents.

At $341 per month, a room in residence is a budget-friendly choice that's great for studying and comes complete with a host of amenities.

Library services

The Library is central to the mission of teaching and research at Université Laval. With close to six million documents, the Library provides access to an ever-increasing amount of relevant and updated information for all the disciplines taught at Université Laval.

Student Life

Campus life

Université Laval and Québec City offer a rich and stimulating environment where you'll feel right at home.

  • You'll be amazed at all the social and cultural events taking place on campus.
  • Energy to spare? The variety and vigour of sports activities is suited to everyone's tastes.
  • Need a place to live during your studies? Visit our housing page.
  • Ready to be charmed? Taste life in Québec City, a cultural center with more than 400 years of history.
  • At Université Laval, you will be well cared for! Discover all the services at your disposal.
  • Want to get involved and share your ideas? There are 225 student associations to meet your needs!

Sports facilities

Among the modern amenities of the PEPS, you will find

  • A modern training room on three floors
  • 2 Olympic-size pools
  • An indoor stadium (running track, climbing walls, tennis courts)
  • An indoor soccer stadium
  • An arena with two skating rinks
  • An outdoor stadium that seats 18,000 spectators
  • Outdoor courts and playing fields (tennis, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, golf, etc.)
  • Indoor facilities for martial arts, dance, racquetball, spinning, squash, yoga, etc.
  • Health clinics (acupuncture, kinesiology, massage therapy, sports medicine, physiotherapy, etc.)
  • Activities

Student clubs

Université Laval has over 255 student associations, the two main ones being

  • CADEUL, the association that represents all undergraduate students, defends student rights and ensures quality courses
  • ÆLIES, the graduate students association, which defends the rights and interests of graduate students, organizes debates and promotes student research through an annual knowledge dissemination competition.

Student Reviews

Research is important
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I did my bachelor degree's there and my master and now my PhD. In general i think it was great, the only thing i would say is that the bachelor's doesn't prepared you as much as you would like for the research world. We don't have enough lab class and they don't promoted the research field altough most of the students who graduated will do either a master or a PhD because...

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not a really nice place,we always have markes problem

Good online course
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Online 3 courses ( french language) in Anthropology - well organised


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