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Université Laval is a French-language institution. Instruction is provided mainly in French, and assignments and exams are normally written in French. 

Francophone applicants

Students accepted into a Université Laval program are subject to the requirements of the Politique linguistique de l'Université Laval (PDF, French only) and the related provisions (PDF, French only). For more information, refer to the page Test de français Laval-Montréal (TFLM) (French only).

Non-francophone applicants

After submitting your admission application, if you did not complete your primary or secondary education in French, you will have to take the Test de connaissance du français (TCF tout public) at an institution that is part of the France Éducation international network. You must take these tests: listening comprehension, grammar comprehension, reading comprehension and written skills.

The results of the TCF tout public must be sent in electronic format directly to the Université Laval Registrar’s Office by email at

You must have taken this test no more than two years prior to submitting your admission application. Depending on your program, passing the TCF tout public may be a condition of admission or graduation. Based on your result, you may have to take one or more French as a second language courses. These courses will not count as credits toward your program of study.

The Université Laval School of Languages offers programs and courses at different levels. If you wish to study French or improve your knowledge of French, visit the support for French language learning page to see what opportunities are available.

Questions about admission?

Registrar's Office
Pavillon Jean-Charles-Bonenfant
2345, allée des Bibliothèques
Bureau 2440 Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Québec Area
418 656-3080

Toll Free
1 877 785-2825