Doctoral program funding

10,200 scholarships have been awarded in 2022-2023 for a total of $36.1 million

Admission Scholarships


Supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarships

Available to ALL international students enrolled in a doctoral program.
Over $43,000
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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.


$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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Research scholarships

$25,000 to $35,000
per year

Merit Scholarship

The Government of Québec awards merit scholarships to international students for doctoral studies and postdoctoral fellowships.

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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 certain Latin American countries with a view to providing scholarships to resident students so they can pursue their studies and develop their expertise in their field at our university. The signatory countries at this time are Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa RicaEcuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.


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Consult the CALDO consortium website for more details.

Sample annual expenses – Person from abroad

Nora’s expenses for a year of her doctoral program at Université Laval


Doctoral’s degree, Faculty of Social Sciences

Annual expenses
2023–2024* tuition fees for 1 academic year WITH a supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarship**


(24 credits)


*Tuition fees are indexed annually. They vary based on the student’s legal and resident status and program of study. Find out more.



Health and hospital insurance $972


ULaval residences or shared off-campus housing


Important: Make sure to reserve your place before your arrival.

$4,740 to $7,900
Groceries $6,100
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, immigration document renewal, etc.) $3,700
Total annual expenses $20,092 to $23,252
One-time expenses
Application fee $97
Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) $128
Study permit $150
Travel upon arrival and temporary accommodation (if required), etc. $500
Used furniture and accessories for off-campus housing $800
Winter clothing and accessories $500 to $800
Computer $800
Total one-time expenses – First year of study $875 to $3,275

Last updated on June 21st, 2024.

Amounts are in Canadian dollars. This budget reflects a modest lifestyle and is only meant to serve as a guide. It may vary depending on the economic context and the student’s situation.

**Université Laval has a Supplemental Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship Program for doctoral students so that all international students enrolled in a full-time regular PhD program are eligible. Find out more about the terms and conditions.