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.


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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.
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Many other admission scholarships

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

$237,000 annually


Research scholarships

$20,000 to $70,000

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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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.


$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

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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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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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

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 the first year of his doctoral program at Université Laval


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

Scholarships and income
Admin. assistant income
(summer student job)
Income from a part-time student job during the fall and winter semesters $5,040
Economy / Funding from parents / Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) $8,000
*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 income $21,900
Annual expenses
Tuition for 1 year of university
(24 credits)
Housing (room in a ULaval residence) $4,740
Meals (groceries and restaurant) $5,260

  • 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 $18,280
One-off expenses
Application fee $97


Amounts are in Canadian dollars. This budget is fictional 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.