Other sources of funding

Doctoral Admission Scholarships

Financial support from faculties

Other international programs

Doctoral Admission Scholarships

The Doctoral Admission Scholarship Program will officially come to an end at the end of the 2022 winter semester. Starting in the 2022 summer semester, the funds will be used to increase the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

Until the end of the 2022 winter semester, Université Laval provides a $2,000 admission scholarship to all Canadian or international students who register for the first time in a full-time doctoral program.

N.B. No application form is required. All eligible students will receive a confirmation letter.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be admitted into your first PhD program at Université Laval for the 2022 winter* at the latest.
  • You must be registered as a full-time student at Université Laval in an admissible program.
  • You must not benefit from the Supplemental tuition fee exemption scholarship** of Laval University for International students.
The candidates who have submitted a complete admission request to a doctoral program at Université Laval before March 1st, 2022 (including the payment of the admission fees), and who will be registered full-time, for the first time, in either the 2022 summer or fall semesters in that same program, will be eligible to apply for this bursary.

For international students who also benefit from Université Laval’s Supplemental Tuition Fees Exemption Scholarship Program, the $2,000 doctoral admission scholarship will go toward paying for your supplemental tuition fees. You will not receive the $2,000 scholarship amount directly; rather it will be applied on your first two semesters to the supplemental portion of your tuition fees.

The Office of the Registrar provides a list of individuals eligible for the doctoral admission scholarships to Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière (BBAF), which manages funding for the scholarship program. You have no administrative form to complete to receive your scholarship. All eligible students will receive a communication from the Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière (BBAF) at the right time.

Financial support from faculties

Graduate Studies Awards

With the Graduate Studies Awards, all Université Laval faculties can help you through the main steps involved in completing your master’s or PhD.

For information, visit the list of faculty plans for achievement bursary awards (French only).

Teaching or research assistant

You can also work as a research or teaching assistant during the academic year. A good knowledge of French is obviously an essential qualification for this type of job.

Research grants

Many faculties offer financial support equal to the grants provided for research by various agencies.

For information, contact your faculty program director.

Other international programs

International scholarships from the Government of Canada

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

For information, visit www.bourses.gc.ca.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program

These scholarships allow citizens of Commonwealth countries to pursue a master’s degree or PhD in French or English at a Canadian university.

For information, visit Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

Organization of American States (OAS) scholarships

Graduate scholarships are available under a cooperation agreement between the OAS and Université Laval. These scholarships are offered to students who wish to pursue graduate studies at a member university of the OAS Consortium of Universities, which Université Laval belongs to.

For information, visit the program website.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship program

PhD scholarships awarded under an agreement between the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Université Laval. The goal of these scholarships is to provide top-quality research training to qualified Chinese students who wish to pursue their doctoral studies at our university.

For more information, send an email to SponsoredStudent.China@br.ulaval.ca.

You can also consult the organization’s website.

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 South 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, Colombia, and Chili.

For more information, please email us at Etudiantboursier.CALDO@vre.ulaval.ca or Sponsoredstudent.CALDO@vre.ulaval.ca.

You can also go to the websites of the organizations involved:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Fellowships

Contact UNESCO through the governments of countries that are members of or receive assistance from this UN organization.

Rotary Foundation scholarships

The Rotary Foundation, the world’s largest private scholarship provider, offers various types of scholarships that allow thousands of university-level students to study abroad. Scholarship recipients, who hail from nearly 70 countries, act as goodwill ambassadors for the Rotary organization.

For information, contact the Rotary Foundation.

If you are interested in Rotary Foundation programs, please contact your local club.