Welcome to Université Laval, the oldest French-language University in North America. Inspired by excellence since 1663, UL has a clear vision for the future: to be one of the best universities in the world.UL is a comprehensive university boasting some 43,000 students—a quarter of them graduates—as well as 17 faculties, 60 departments and schools, and nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate programs in every field of knowledge. Choosing Université Laval means following in the footsteps of the more than 300,000 graduates who have helped shape our society since the university’s foundation.UL is also a leader in the area of research and innovation, with over 1,600 research professors divided among 275 teams and centres, and $357 million in annual research funding.Renowned for its international focus, UL prides itself on its global outlook and expertise. Every year, it welcomes approximately 7,000 international students from 120 countries while providing students from Québec with an opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad.At home, UL is resolutely engaged in the community, sharing its know-how and building strong relations with numerous partners and stakeholders. It is a vital contributor to the cultural, economic, and social life of beautiful Québec City, where its roots run deep.
The Université Laval campus offers an outstanding and safe study and living environment. With its greenspace, woodlands, and extensive network of foot and bike paths, our North-American-style campus and its buildings are easy to navigate and access. The campus is close to the city centre and well integrated into the community, with a rich cultural, athletic, and social life all its own.Travelling by car is easy too. The university is well served by major arteries and there is lots of parking on campus. Trying to be green? UL supports sustainable development with campus charging stations for electric cars and offers a car sharing service with or without reservations.
The campus also has a network of underground tunnels so you can stay safe, warm, and dry when walking from building to building.