Master’s Program Funding

2016 scholarships are awarded annually for a total of $14.4 million

Admission scholarships

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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Many other admission scholarships

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

$154,000 annually


Research scholarships

$17,500 to $40,000
for master’s students

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

$2,000, $3,000 and $5,000 scholarships for a sustainability project

Imagine an environmental challenge for change Scholarships

These scholarships support students who are passionate about sustainability and want to make an impact in their communities on the environment. The contest gives bachelor’s and master’s students (on their own or as a team) the opportunity to develop a promising environmental project that could be implemented at Université Laval or in Québec City.

$2,000, $3,000 and $5,000

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Over 400 scholarships
available each year

Scholarship Directory

Search engine for finding scholarships that match your profile.


per year

FGPS Student Success Scholarships

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

Find out about your award plan

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

Allison’s budget for a year of her master’s program at Université Laval


Québec student
Master’s degree, Faculty of Business Administration

Annual income and scholarships
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 (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.



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.