Doctoral program funding

1,607 scholarships are awarded annually for a total of $33.3 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

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 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 student budget – Person from abroad

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


Doctoral’s degree, Faculty of Social Sciences

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


(amount varies according to choice of accommodation)

$8,311 to $11,479
Other sources of income are available but vary by situation. Contact your faculty, your home country government, and funding agencies to explore your options.
Total annual income $21,211 to $25,379
Additional savings for one-off expenses in the 1st year of study
$875 to $3,275
Annual expenses
2023-2024 tuition fees* for 1 year of university WITH a supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarship**


(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.



Health and hospital insurance $972


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, renewal of immigration papers, etc.) $3,700
Total annual expenses $20,492 to $23,660
One-off expenses
Application fee $97
Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) $128
Study permit $150
Travel on 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-off expenses – 1st year of study $875 to $3,275

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.

**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.