Funding for International Students

Admission Scholarship

Supplemental tuition fee exemption programs

Different programs exist to exempt students from supplemental tuition fees.

MES/UL Exemption program
Among the exemption programs, MES/UL allows all Université Laval students enrolled in a Ph.D. program to be exempted from supplemental tuition fees. This represents a study cost reduction of some $35,000.

Citizens of the World Excellence

  • Undergraduate: $10 000 to $15 000
  • Professional master’s / Maîtrise with desssertation: $10 000 to $20 000
  • PhD: $30 000

Excellence scholarship

The objective of this scholarship is to promote academic excellence.

Commitment scholarship

The objective of this scholarship is to support talented university students who demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in various fields.

Doctoral Admission Scholarships

  • Ph.D.: $2,000 for students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Université Laval for the first time.*

*Students benefiting from the MES/UL exemption program are not eligible for this scholarship.

Other international programs

Several international programs financially support international students to enable them to undertake or continue their education.


Merit Scholarship Programs

The Government of Quebec offers merit scholarships to international students for Ph.D. studies ($20,000 to $25,000 per year), postdoctoral ($35,000) and for short-term research or professional development ($3,000 per month).

A few merit scholarships of $50,000 for Ph.D. studies and $70,000 for postdoctoral studies are offered by the federal government.

Research directors’ funds

In many fields, the research director offers financial support to students who participate in his research project.

Scholarships offered during studies

A simple search through the Université Laval Scholarships Directory allows students to find scholarships corresponding to their profile.

Several scholarships are intended for students who have completed a minimum of one academic semester.

Graduate Studies Awards

Each year, Université Laval awards $4.6 million as an incentive to success in a master or Ph.D. program, from admission to graduation.

On-campus Jobs

Campus jobs for international students program

Allows students who have to pay additional tuition fees to obtain a job on campus.

Teaching and research assistant

Many jobs available each session.

Labour market for international students

It is possible for international students to work on campus or somewhere else without having to obtain a work permit.