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 48,000 students—a quarter of them graduates—as well as 17 faculties, 60 departments and schools, and nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate programs in every field of knowledge. Choosing Université Laval means following in the footsteps of the more than 270,000 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 1,300 research professors divided among 250 teams and centres, and $300 million in annual research funding.
Renowned for its international focus, UL prides itself on its global outlook and expertise. Every year, it welcomes approximately 4,000 international students from 110 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.