Université Laval

Université Laval

Location
Quebec City, Quebec, CA

Website
fsa.ulaval.ca

Availability
Available for UniSA Business students only


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    Located on the outskirts of Québec City, Université Laval was the very first French-language university in North America. In 1663 Monsignor François de Montmorency-Laval, the first bishop of New France, founded the colony’s first educational institution: Séminaire de Québec. Nearly 200 years later, in 1852, this institution became a university and the first building block for all French-language higher education in Québec, Canada, and North America. For 350 years Université Laval has shown tomorrow’s leaders how to achieve their goals and has demonstrated its commitment to tackling society’s greatest challenges. 

    Both AACSB and EQUIS accredited, the Faculté des sciences de l'administration (FSA ULavalplaces great importance in their role as major contributors in the area of research and innovation. Every year, FSA ULaval welcomes around300 international students from every part of the world. 

    Globe FSA is a student association for international students. Its objective is to ensure that international students have a great stay, get the correct information and experience a smooth integration at FSA ULaval. Throughout the semester, various activities are planned for international students and their “buddies”. Buddies are Québec students, the majority of whom have themselves been exchange students. They are available to pick students up at the airport or bus/train station, help with registration and provide advice and assistance on other practical matters. Full-time exchange students have free access to the swimming pools, indoor and outdoor jogging tracks and skating rinks at the PEPS (webpage in French only), Université Laval’s sports complex. They also benefit from preferential membership rates for the gym, which is renowned for its ultramodern equipment.  

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    Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1988. Québec City is one of the most beautiful cities in all of North America, serving as a bridge between European and American culture. The people of Québec are known for their warmth and their strong French culture and heritage. Explore the cobbled streets of Vieux-Québec, bike the Samuel-de-Champlain bike path, and learn about the French presence in the Americas at the Séminaire de Québec before having a glass of local beer in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. Because of its location, it is easy to travel elsewhere in the province of Québec, or to other major cities such as New York, Boston or Toronto.

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    • Terrasse Dufferin 
    • Le Château Frontenac 
    • Musée de la Civilisation 
    • Le Monastère des Augustines 
    • Battlefields Park 
    • Le Quartier Petit-Champlain 
    • La Citadelle 
    • Hôtel du Parlement 
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken. Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?

    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students. Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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Université Laval Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall semester (SP5)
September to December

Winter semester (SP2)
January to April


Université Laval Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -15°c to 6°c 
Spring/Summer: 12°c to 25°c 

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD) 

Local language/s
French | English 


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    Université Laval does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. 

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    On-campus accommodation are limited and available on first come, first serve basis. Please see here for more details.  

    Alternatively, if you are looking for off-campus options, they are available here. 

    Should you require more information on accommodation, please contact the accommodation office via sres@sres.ulaval.ca. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to  Université Laval, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2300 
    Health Insurance  $380 per semester 
    Accommodation   $5500 to $8500 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries  $280 to $350 per month 
    Transportation $100 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $450 to $550 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at  Université Laval, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

Université Laval Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here
 
Canada High Commissions website can be found here
 
 Université Laval student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Université Laval Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Université Laval Summer School

By far the most European destination in North America, the city of Québec is the perfect blend of the modern lifestyle of a metropolis with the tranquillity of a traditional colonial city. 

Culturally Enhanced Online International Summer Business University 2021
Location:
Quebec, Canada 
UniSA application deadline:
 16th April 2021
Program dates:
International Marketing: Discovering the Quebec Effect! June 28 to July 16 2021

Credit: 
3 Credits  
 Duration: 
2 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
This program is available to UniSA Business students only. 
Credit notes:
3 Credits per course = 6 ECTS; 7.5 ECTS is 4.5 units at UniSA
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
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