Undergraduate Admission Scholarships

Program description

Certain programs are eligible for the undergraduate admission scholarship program. These scholarships are awarded automatically based on the program R-score available when your admissions package from the Registrar’s Office is assessed. They are intended for CEGEP graduates newly admitted and registered as full-time students.

Bachelor’s degree

$2,500 scholarship
for students with an R-score of 33 or higher
$2,000 scholarship
for students with an R-score of 31 to 32.99

Certificate

$1,500 scholarship
for students with an R-score of 33 or higher
$1,000 scholarship
for students with an R-score of 31 to 32.99

Eligible programs – WINTER 2018

Eligible undergraduate programs where admissions scholarships are available to students newly admitted for the winter 2018 semester

Baccalauréats Facultés
Aménagement et environnement forestiers FFGG
Anthropologie FSS
Bac coopératif en génie du bois FFGG
Bac coopératif en opérations forestières FFGG
Bac intégré en économie mathématique FSS
Bac intégré en économie et politique FSS
Bac intégré en environnements naturels et aménagés FFGG
Bac intégré en philosophie et science politique FPHI
Bac intégré en sciences des religions FTSR
Économique FSS
Enseignement de la musique FMUS
Génie géomatique FFGG
Géographie FFGG
Musique FMUS
Philosophie FPHI
Relations industrielles FSS
Science politique FSS
Sciences géomatiques FFGG
Sociologie FSS
Théologie FTSR
Certificats Facultés
Certificat en développement durable FFGG
Certificat en études bibliques FTSR
Certificat en études pastorales FTSR
Certificat en philosophie FPHI
Certificat en philosophie pour les enfants FPHI
Certificat en philosophie préparatoire aux études théologiques FTSR
Certificat en sciences des religions FTSR
Certificat en théologie FTSR
Certificat en tourisme durable FFGG
Certificat sur les œuvres marquantes de la culture occidentale FPHI
Other admission scholarships
Please note that changes may be made to undergraduate admission scholarships without notice during the year. Visit our website regularly to keep up to date.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students must have or be in the process of completing a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) at a Québec CEGEP.
  • Student must be newly admitted for the fall or winter semester and enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits) in courses contributing to the undergraduate program requirements selected from one of Université Laval’s eligible undergraduate programs. Students admitted during the summer semester are not eligible.
  • Students who have previously pursued university studies are not eligible for undergraduate admission scholarships.
  • Payment will be made in two equal instalments during two consecutive semesters, after the deadline for dropping courses with a refund. To be eligible for both instalments, you must pursue two consecutive full-time (minimum 12 credits) semesters of study in an eligible program.
  • Undergraduate admission scholarships are not applied to tuition fees. Students receiving scholarships must pay their tuition fees by the date indicated in the university calendar.

If you meet the eligibility requirements (eligible program and full-time status) once the deadline for dropping courses with refund has passed, the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office will send you an email in October or in February (for winter admissions) explaining how to proceed to obtain your instalments.

Frequently asked questions

1. Are all undergraduate programs eligible for admission scholarships?

No. The list of eligible programs is available on our website.
List of eligible program – WINTER 2018

2. Which R-score is used to award scholarships?

Your program R-score is used, as available when your admission package from the Registrar’s Office is assessed. For the International Baccalaureate, your overall R-score is used.

3. How many credits do I have to register for to qualify as a full-time student?

A minimum of twelve credits.

4. What is the deadline for dropping courses with a refund?

Winter 2018 semester: January 29, 2018
Fall 2018 semester: September 18, 2018

5. If I receive an undergraduate admission scholarship and want to switch programs in the second semester, do I get to keep my scholarship?

You will get to keep your undergraduate admission scholarship if you meet the following conditions:

You choose an eligible undergraduate program.
You are registered full time (minimum 12 credits in courses that contribute to completing the program requirements) throughout the entire semester in question.

6. If I’m accepted into a program eligible for undergraduate admission scholarships and I have an R-score of 31 or higher in a target program, am I still eligible for the scholarship even if I haven’t yet obtained my DCS (e.g. one course missing)?

If you get a deadline extension approved by the Registrar’s Office, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship as long as you meet all the other conditions.

7. If I receive an undergraduate admission scholarship and I drop out of Université Laval after one semester, am I still entitled to receive the second instalment of the scholarship?

No. You will not receive the second scholarship instalment because you will no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

8. Does an undergraduate admission scholarship affect the assessment for loans and bursaries from the Government of Québec?

The undergraduate admission scholarship will not affect the amount of financial assistance for education available to you through the Government of Québec loans and bursaries program as long as the total amount you receive in scholarships does not exceed $5,000 during the year in question.

9. If I enroll in non-degree studies while still in CEGEP with the intention of applying for admission to a program eligible for undergraduate admission scholarships the following semester, am I still eligible for the scholarship?

In certain rare cases, students wishing to enroll in a program that only accepts fall admissions may still be eligible for the undergraduate admission scholarship after completing a winter semester of non-degree studies. However the courses taken while enrolled in non-degree studies must contribute to the requirements of the chosen program. Only academic advisors at the undergraduate studies department can recommend students for eligibility. The program R-score used is the one available when your admission package from the Registrar’s Office is assessed. Only students arriving directly from CEGEP are eligible. Students who have already been enrolled in non-eligible programs or in other universities are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

10. How are these scholarships awarded?

Undergraduate admission scholarships are awarded automatically based on the program R-score available when the admissions package is assessed. These scholarships are intended for CEGEP graduates newly admitted to certain undergraduate programs.

Bachelor’s degree
R-score of 31 to 32.99: $2,000
R-score of 33 or higher: $2,500

Certificate
R-score of 31 to 32.99: $1,000
R-score of 33 or higher: $1,500

11. Can the value of an R-score calculated for an applicant’s admission vary depending on the program applied for?

As of the fall 2009 semester, R-scores for CEGEP applicants are calculated on a program-by-program basis. A student’s R-score can therefore vary depending on the programs taken at CEGEP. Since the prerequisites for each university program being applied for are included in the assessment, R-score calculations may vary from one program to another. Likewise, since universities often have different prerequisites, a student’s R-score calculation may differ between universities.

The Registrar’s Office provides faculties with an R-score calculation for every university program applied for.

If a student applies for more than one program eligible for undergraduate admission scholarships, the program R-score used to assess the admission application for the program in which the student ultimately chooses to enroll will determine if the student receives a scholarship and for what amount.

12. If I apply for a university program and I don’t have the program R-score required for admission when my application is assessed, but I manage to raise my R-score to 31 or higher later, can I get an admission scholarship?

No. The only R-score used to award scholarships is the program R-score—the one available when your application to a program is assessed.

13. If my R-score is between 31 and 32.99 when my application to a program is assessed but I manage to raise it to 33 or higher, will the amount of my scholarship increase to $2,500?

No. The only R-score used to award scholarships is the program R-score available when your application to a program is assessed.

14. When do I have to enroll to be eligible for this scholarship?

This program is available for new students enrolling for the fall or winter semester.

15. If I turn down an offer of admission and a scholarship offer for the fall, can I defer my scholarship until the winter or fall of the following year?

No. In this situation you will have to reapply for admission for the winter or fall semester of the following year. The program R-score used will be the one available when your new application to your program of choice is assessed.