Doctoral Program Funding

1,271 scholarships are awarded annually for a total of $21.5 million



Admission Scholarship

Leadership and commitment scolarship : arts, entrepreneurship, the environment, science, sports, social/humanitarian issues

Leadership and Commitment Scolarship

We support talented students showing an outstanding level of commitment in one of the following areas: arts, entrepreneurship, the environment, science, social /humanitarian issues, or sports.

$30,000

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Citizens of the World scholarships

Mobility scholarships
In support of Université Laval students by providing mobility scholarships that immerse them in different cultures and help them become leaders with an open-minded approach to global citizenship.
$12,500
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Many other admission scholarships

Variable amounts, generally $1,000 to $5,000.

$237,000 annually

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Research scholarships

$20,000 to $70,000
annually

Graduate scholarships from granting agencies

A number of merit scholarships are offered to students who wish to enter or who are already enrolled in graduate school.

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Subsidies
paid for research

Funding from your research supervisor

In many fields, research supervisors provide funding to students who work on their research projects. For information, contact your faculty program director.

Scholarships for students

Over 350 scholarships
available each year

Scholarship Directory

Search engine for finding scholarships that match your profile.

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$4.7 million
per year

FGPS Student Success Scholarships

The FGPS Success Scholarships support students at every stage of their graduate studies.

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Other sources of funding

Loans and Bursaries
Program

For full-time studies

Government loans and bursaries from Québec and the other Canadian provinces are available, based on each student’s financial situation.

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Loans
Program

For part-time students

Part-time students can apply to the Québec government for a loan that generally covers their tuition fees.

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Work/Study
Program

On-campus jobs

Students with insufficient financial resources who have applied for a loan or bursary can work on campus to supplement their income.

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Research and teaching
assistant

Available to undergraduate and graduate students

Jobs helping teaching staff or research teams with course or research-related tasks

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Sample student budget – Québec resident

Liam’s budget for a year of his doctoral program at Université Laval

Liam

Québec student
Doctoral’s degree, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics

Annual income and scholarships
Admin. assistant income
(summer student job)
$8,860
Income from a part-time student job during the fall and winter semesters $5,040
Economy / Funding from parents / Registered Education Savings Plan – RESP (amount varies according to choice of accommodation) $7,339 to $10,507
Other sources of income are available but vary by situation. Contact your faculty, Aide financière aux études in your province, and funding agencies to explore your options.
Total annual income $21,239 to $24 407
Additional savings for one-off expenses in the 1st year of study
$97 to $2,197
Annual expenses
2023-2024 tuition fees* for 1 year of university

 

(24 credits)

 

*Tuition fees are annually adjusted and depend on the student’s legal and residency status, as well as their program of study. Learn more.

$3,280
Housing

 

Room in a ULaval residence or off-campus shared accommodation

 

Important: Make sure to secure your spot before your arrival.

$4,740 to $7,908
Groceries $6,500
Public transit for Québec City and Lévis for the fall and winter semesters Pass included in tuition fees
Health care (medication and personal care) $1,300
Academic and personal expenses (sports, leisure, clothes, books, etc.) $3,700
Total annual expenses $19,520 to $22,688
One-off expenses
Application fee $97
Travel on arrival and temporary accommodation (if required), etc. $500
Used furniture and accessories for off-campus housing $800
Computer $800
Total one-off expenses – 1st year of study $97 to $2,197

Last updated on February 16th, 2024.


Amounts are in Canadian dollars. This budget reflects a modest lifestyle and is for reference only. It may vary depending on the economic context and the student’s situation.


For an overview of annual costs for Canadian students who are not Québec residents, see the Tuition fees section.