Doctoral program funding

Admission Scholarships


Supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarships

Available to ALL international students enrolled in a doctoral program.
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Citizens of the World scholarships

Excellence scholarships
In support of academic excellence.
Commitment scholarships
In support of engaged student leaders
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Scholarships for students

Over 230 scholarships
available each year

Scholarship Directory

Search engine for finding scholarships that match your profile.


$3.15 million
per year

Graduate Studies Awards

Your faculty can help you progress through the major milestones in your program.

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Research scholarships

$20,000 to $25,000
per year

Merit Scholarship

The Government of Québec awards merit scholarships to international students at the doctoral level.

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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.

Other sources of funding

Work-Study Program
for international students

On-campus jobs

Allows students to obtain subsidized employment on campus.

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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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Other international programs

Government of Canada International scholarships

As part of its university exchange program, the Government of Canada offers scholarships to residents of some foreign countries. These scholarships allow top international students to pursue advanced studies or research at Canadian institutions.

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship program

Université Laval (UL) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have signed an agreement to offer a joint grant program allowing Chinese students who are eligible for UL programs to pursue higher education in research. The grants cover tuition fees, living expenses, and health insurance for up to 48 months, as well as a round-trip flight to Québec City (by the least expensive route) and visa application fees.

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Scholarship programs resulting from agreements with the CALDO consortium

Agreements signed between the CALDO consortium, of which Université Laval is a member, and the governments of some South American countries with a view to providing scholarships to resident students so they can pursue their studies and develop their expertise in their chosen field. The signatory countries at this time are Brazil, Colombia, and Chile.

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Sample student budget

Nora’s budget for the first year of her doctoral program at Université Laval



Doctoral’s degree, Faculty of Social Sciences

Scholarships and income
ULaval supplementary tuition fee
exemption program
Faculty scholarship – Support for Success $2,375
Research assistant income
(summer student job)
Income from a part-time student job during the fall and winter semesters $5,040
Total income $29,803
Tuition for 1 year of university
(24 credits)
Health and hospital insurance $900
Application fee $90
Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) $116
Study permit $150
Housing (room in a ULaval residence) $4,416
Meals (groceries and restaurant) $5,100

  • Public transit for Québec City and Lévis for the fall and winter semesters
  • Public transit for the city of Québec for the summer semester
Pass included in tuition fees
Health care (medication and personal care) $1,500
Academic and personal expenses (sports, leisure, clothes, books, etc.) $2,400
Total expenses $28,662

Amounts are in Canadian dollars. This budget is fictional and is for reference only. It may vary depending on the student’s situation. The exemption program does not apply for qualifying coursework.