Exemption by country

Pursuant to agreements in place between the Government of Québec and a number of other countries, a certain number of international students who register at Université Laval may receive an exemption equal to the difference between regular international student tuition fees and Québec student tuition fees.

International students must submit their applications to the competent authorities in their county of origin, not to Université Laval.

If you have already obtained an exemption, you must fulfill the related obligations so that it will not be revoked.

Here are the steps to follow in order to obtain such an exemption:

  1. Find out if your country of citizenship is one of the signatories to an arrangement or a bilateral agreement with Québec.
  2. Contact the authority in your country of citizenship or at the international organization that manages exemptions to find out selection criteria and to obtain an application form.
  3. Submit an application for admission to Université Laval.
  4. Forward the acceptance letter or registration attestation from your college or university, as well as the application form, to the relevant authority in your country of citizenship.
  5. Obtain a recommendation from your country of citizenship.
    Your country of citizenship is responsible for selecting exemption candidates. Exemption requests must be submitted by the appropriate intermediary on behalf of your country’s government. This formality must be observed.
  6. Await the notice of acceptance or refusal from the relevant authority in your country of citizenship.
  7. Hold a student visa in keeping with Canadian immigration legislation and a Certificate of Acceptance from Québec (CAQ) issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles du Québec.