Modern Languages Institute

Université Laval exchange


Meet with a French instructor

Meet with one of your French instructors to determine which term and which courses are best fit for you in Laval. This consultation is very important as your instructor will guide you through preliminary course selection to insure that you are not duplicating content.


Get on the list

There are a limited number of positions available in the Exchange program. They are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. So first get your name on the list, by contacting the Exchange Coordinator in International Education:


Apply by the deadlines

The deadlines tt apply are March 1st (Fall and Fall-Winter semesters) and October 1st (Winter semester).

  • An on-line French Placement test is required for entry into all Laval programs. Then upon your arrival, another placement test will be given to determine your level specifically for the FLE or FLS courses you wish to take.
  • The applications must be complete. The list of required documents is shown on the attached form and here.
  • Applications must be sent as a single PDF (one document) for each student at this email address:

Select your courses

There are two different categories of French courses open to you:

  • Français langue étrangère (FLE)
  • Français langue seconde (FLS)

Note that FLS courses are generally more advanced than FLE courses. FLS courses are part of the Faculty of Arts. Students are admitted into either FLS or FLE courses based on their on-line test results. Only FLE courses are offered in the summer, and these are often at a fairly low level. Generally, there are no third-year level courses offered in the summer.

Find Laval courses online. To see the course schedule click on Horaire de cours.

Read Laval's exchange student section of their website.

For FLS courses, levels 1 are given in the fall generally and level 2 of the same course is given in the winter semester. The exact courses that will be given in the semester of your choice are not generally visible on the schedule until two months before the beginning of the semester.


Transfer your credits

A number of courses have already been articulated with UFV. Many others have not yet been articulated. So it is important to provide as much information to the Registrar’s office on your return as possible.

Although it is recommended to choose the appropriate courses before you leave, in reality your choices may change once you have taken the on-site placement test, or because the courses you wish to take are not available or create a schedule conflict. So some flexibility in course choices is important.



The contact person for the Laval exchange with UFV is: 

Amélie Périn
Conseillère en mobilité
Université Laval,
Bureau international
Maison Eugène Roberge
2325 rue des Arts,
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

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