Undergraduate funding

839 scholarships are awarded annually for a total of $8.2 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.

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Citizens of the World scholarships

Excellence scholarships
In support of academic excellence.
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Scholarships for students

Over 200 scholarships
available each year

Scholarship Directory

Search engine for finding scholarships that match your profile.


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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Tuition fee exemption programs

Under certain conditions, some international students may be exempt from lump sum payments. Here’s a quick reference to help you pick the right one for you.

Other international programs

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 some South American countries with a view to providing scholarships to resident students so they can pursue their studies and develop their expertise in their chosen field. The signatory countries at this time are Brazil, Colombia, and Chile.

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:

Rotary Foundation scholarships

The Rotary Foundation runs the world’s largest privately funded scholarship program. The program makes a variety of scholarships available to allow thousands of university students to study abroad. Scholarship recipients, who hail from nearly 70 countries, act as goodwill ambassadors for the Rotary organization.

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Sample student budget – Person from abroad

Fatoumata’s budget for the first year of her undergraduate program at Université Laval


Ivory Coast
Bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

Scholarships and 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 $26,000
*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 income $39,900
Annual expenses
Tuition for 1 year of university without a supplemental
tuition fee exemption scholarship* (30 credits)
Health and hospital insurance $972
Housing (room in a ULaval residence) $4,740
Meals (groceries and restaurant) $5,260

  • 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, etc.) $3,700
Total annual expenses $39,731
One-off expenses
Application fee $97
Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) $124
Study permit $150

Amounts are in Canadian dollars. This budget is fictional and is for reference only. It may vary depending on the economic context and the student’s situation.

*Several tuition fee exemption programs exist for students, 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.