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Scholarships and financial support

Obtaining a scholarship and confirming financial support are key elements in the success of graduate studies. Several scholarship programs are available to students and funding possibilities are varied. The Faculty supports you in researching and preparing your scholarship applications.

University scholarships

Université Laval offers a number of scholarship programs for newly admitted students. Learn how to apply for admission scholarships.



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Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Student Success Scholarships

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Student Success Scholarships are  designed to motivate students to maintain continuous progress and encourage graduation within the normal timeframe for their program.

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Scholarships from granting agencies

Federal and provincial granting agencies support and encourage research training and offer a variety of graduate scholarship and postdoctoral fellowship programs to help train a new generation of researchers.


Other sources of funding

When seeking out funding, broaden your horizons and consider different possibilities.  There are many other scholarship and financial aid programs available to graduate students, and it may be possible to combine several sources of funding.

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Ressources and tools


Are you looking for ressources for your scholarship application? The Faculty offers you various. Learn more!

Scholarship directories

  • Search engine (in French only)
    The Scholarships and Financial Aid Office offers Laval University students a search enginet that allows you to search among 3,000 scholarships offered annually, according to various criteria such as study cycle and faculty.
  • International scholarships
    Are you an international student in search of scholarships to study in Canada, or a Canadian student who wants to fund your studies abroad? Look no further. On this website you will find numerous awards for international students and scholars in Canada, and for Canadians to study and conduct research abroad. These awards are offered by Canadian governments, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.
  • Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
    Use the Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool  to search 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others aimed at Indigenous students.
  • Your faculty or Research unit
    Contact your faculty or your Research unit to find more opportunities. 

Scholarship Application Tips

  • Practical guide for applying for graduate scholarships or a postdoctoral fellowship (in French only)
    The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers you a Practical Guide for applying for graduate scholarships or a postdoctoral internship. This guide offers you useful tips for developing and writing your application.
  • Webcasts (in French only) 
    The Granting Agency Merit Awards webinar allows you to learn more about these programs and benefit from helpful advice from a selection committee member.
  • *New* FAQ (in French only)
    The Canadian Common CV is an online application that provides the research community with a single platform for gathering information related to their resumes. The Canadian Common CV is used by several research funding organizations as part of the scholarship review process. FAQ have been developed to help you prepare and complete the Canadian Common CV when required in the scholarship application.
  • Increase your chances of winning a scholarship
    The University Affairs magazine has an article on strategies to help you cover the costs of your graduate education. You will find tips and tricks to increase your chances of getting a scholarship.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Resource Center
    The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) provides a resource center for students and postdoctoral fellows. There you will find tools to help you prepare and complete a scholarship application and to better understand the selection process.
  • Videos from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is releasing a series of videos on their scholarship program, as well as how to apply for a scholarship and the evaluation process.

Matching program for graduate scholarships

  • Are you a student looking for advice in preparing your scholarship application to granting agencies?
  • Are you a recipient of an excellence graduate scholarship from granting agencies and wish to share your experience and advise other students in developing their scholarship application?

The Graduate Scholarship Matching Program aims to support the student community in the preparation of graduate scholarship applications.

The objective of this program is to allow members of the graduate student community who wish to submit an application for an excellence scholarship to meet with current or former scholarship recipients in order to benefit from their advice.

This is a great way to get good advice and make contacts! Would you like to be paired? Contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office by email, making sure to mention the scholarship program to which you are submitting a request in order to facilitate the creation of matches.

For more information, write to Marie-Eve Routhier of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.