Université Laval

Applicable for the academic year 2019-2020

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Information for International Students

List of programs open to Exchange Students from outside of Quebec

Mentoring Program

Fact Sheet

Deadline for sending nomination file

  • March 1, 2019

IMPORTANT – Please note that Université Laval will only accept BCI student applications that indicate Laval as the first choice institution and that no diplomas will be issued to BCI exchange students.

Number of applications

A maximum of six applications per institution will be accepted.

A nomination file with the name of the student, the program chosen and the email address of the students must be sent by the home institution at this email address: etudiantsentrants@bi.ulaval.ca by March 1, 2019.

An online form will be sent to the nominated students with his institution in copy.

The nominated student will have 7 days to complete the Université Laval online form once received. They will have to attach to the form

  • a copy of the BCI participation request form bearing the student signature;
  • a copy of all the transcripts indicating the courses completed;
  • a letter, written in the host institution’s language of instruction, presenting their academic goals with their list of courses (course number and title) they intend to take;
  • a personal letter of recommendation from the dean, the director of studies or the appropriate body at the home institution;
  • a proof of the proficiency in the language of instruction at the host institution.

Applications must be submitted online.

Decisions will be announced at the beginning of May.

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Programs open to BCI Student Exchanges

The list of programs open to Student exchanges can be found under the above link “List of programs open to Exchange Students from outside of Quebec”.

Whatever the chosen program of study, places will be limited, especially in the Baccalauréat en architecture, Baccalauréat en communication publique (Public Communication), Baccalauréat en traduction (an aptitude test can be required) and Maîtrise en aménagement du territoire et développement régional (Land-use Planning and Regional Development).

Application requirements

1. French language test results

Students from non francophone partner universities will be required to submit French-language test results before further analysis of their application. The students must have a minimum of750 to the TFI or a Delf B2 level. The only exception will be for students wishing to enroll in French-language courses (FLE or FLS). The online test procedure will be sent to students via email.

2. English language test results

Non-English-speaking students will be required to submit English language placement test results (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS) for admission in English-taught programs in English Literature and Linguistics and Teaching English ( level required TOEFL ITP 550) as a second language, otherwise their application will not be accepted.

3. Minimum grade-point average

For their application to be considered, students must have a minimum grade-point average of B -. As for institutions where the evaluation is on a scale of 20, the minimum required GPA is 11/20 (except for Science and Engineering and Business administration, see below).

4. Science and engineering

To apply to a program of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, students must have a minimum grade-point average of B. For institutions where the evaluation is on a scale of 20, the minimum required GPA is 12/20.

Laboratory courses are not offered to exchange students in the Baccalauréat en chimie.

5. Business Administration

Important: For both levels of study, you must submit transcripts from your secondary education diploma, all university transcripts and copies of all official certifications of diplomas for us to be able to process your application.


  • Programs are not open to DUT students (France).
  • Laptop is mandatory for all undergraduate courses.
  • Eligibility.


  • To be admitted at the Masters level (MBA), students must have completed a diploma equivalent to the bachelor’s degree of Québec (licence, bachelor or bac+3 depending of the education system).
  • Laptop is mandatory for a number of graduate courses
  • Eligibility


6. Visual Arts and Architecture

Portfolio is mandatory. (digital for visual Arts)

7. Architecture

Laptop is mandatory for this program.

8. Music

BCI exchange students need to have a musical formation. They are not eligible to musical instrument courses.

The students have to submit their audition to the following site: https://www.mus.ulaval.ca/distance.htm

9. Medicine

The Master of Public Health does not accept a file for the winter session only.


Please refer to the section of the BCI website entitled « Application ». It is important to include transcripts for every academic year completed.

Course choice

Students must choose the majority of their courses in the program of study that they selected in the scroll-down menu of the BCI electronic form. The list of courses chosen by the students is indicative. Access to these courses will depend on their availability at the moment of registration once the student has arrived and on the prerequisites. Please note that no pre-registration is possible.

Students must be registered full-time for a maximum of two semesters. Some program coordinators may favor two-semester applications. Full-time registration is equivalent to 12 credits per semester or 180 class hours and 360 hours of personal work.

Language courses

Laval cannot guarantee registration in language courses (other than French-language courses) because of limited access.


BCI exchange students are not eligible to internships.

University Calendar 2019-2020

  • Fall semester 2019 : September 2 to December 20, 2019 (including the week of exams) – Semester break : October 28 to  November 1, 2019
  • Winter Semester 2020: January 13 to May 1, 2020 (including the week of exams) – Semester break : March 2 to March 6, 2020

Students must arrive for the first day of courses and be present to do their registration the week before the start of the semester, particularly if they wish to register in language courses at the School of languages (placement tests take place before the end of the Registration period -please refer to the « Language courses » section).


A limited number of rooms are reserved for exchange students. Students admitted will receive a special reservation form with their admission letter. We recommend that they wait to receive confirmation of their admission prior to booking their room.

Guidelines for partner institutions

The Bureau international will not process nomination received after March 1, 2019. After this date, the Bureau international must give its written approval before an application can be sent by a partner institution. Students should start receiving responses about admission at the beginning of May.

Partner institutions cannot nominate students for a study program if a bilateral agreement already exists for this program. These applications will not be accepted.

Partner institutions should inform their students that they will not be able to participate in the Student Exchange if they arrive after the end of the registration period.

Modified 2018-12-13