Master’s program funding

1,130 scholarships are awarded annually for a total of $12.5 million

Admission Scholarships


Supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarships

Offered to certain international students registered at Université Laval, these scholarships allow them to pay the same tuition fees as Quebec students.

Over $32,000

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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 250 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

Research scholarships

per year

Merit Scholarship

The Government of Québec awards merit scholarships to international students for master’s studies in research.

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Salaries or scholarships
for research

Funding from your research supervisor

In many fields, research supervisors provide funding to students who work on their research projects. To find out how to apply, contact the program director at your faculty.

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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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

Yannick’s budget for a year of his master’s program at Université Laval


Master’s degree with research, Faculty of Business Administration

Scholarships and annual income
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 based on type of housing)

$24,166 to $27,334
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 $38,066 to $41,234
Additional savings needed for one-time expenses in the first year of study $875 to $3,275
Annual expenses
2023–2024* tuition fees for 1 academic year without 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 $7,908
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, immigration document renewal, etc.) $3,700
Total annual expenses $36,347 to $39,515
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 February 16th, 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.

**Several tuition fee exemption scholarships exist especially French and French-speaking Belgian students, to reduce the additional foreign fees required by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MES).



For an overview of the annual costs you can expect if you benefit from an exemption, see the Tuition fees section for your student profile.