Scholarships and financial aid

Given the investment that graduate studies represent, good budget planning is a must. The information below will help you consider possible forms of support and to plan accordingly.

Expenses and budgeting


Scholarships from the Graduate School of International Studies

Several scholarships are specifically for ESEI students: Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) scholarships, 2 themed scholarships, and 2 international mobility scholarships for those participating in for-credit internships. 

Claude Dussault Scholarsphip

Marcel-and-Annie-Adams Scholarship

  • The Marcel-Adams Scholarships in international studies aim to recruit and support master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral students in international studies at the Graduate School of International Studies (ESEI).
  • Master’s: 3 scholarships for ESEI students: $10,000/year for 1 year.
  • Doctorate: 2 scholarships for ESEI students: $25,000/year for 4 years for a total of $100,000. 
  • Postdoctorate: 1 scholarship for a student hosted by the ESEI: $50,000/year for 2 years for a total of $100,000.
  • Doctorate: 1 scholarship for a student enrolled in a faculty associated with the ESEI, but supervised by professors who are members of the ESEI: $25,000/year for 4 years for a total of $100,000.
  • Application deadline: July 14 2023

Detailed information on the Marcel-and-Annie-Adams Master Scholarship (in French)

Detailed information on the Marcel-and-Annie-Adams Doctorate Scholarship (in French)

Detailed information on the Marcel-and-Annie-Adams Postdoctorate Scholarship (in French)

*Only Master's level scholarships will be granted this year.

Rita-et-Jean-Chapdelaine  Scholarship

Legion of Honour Scholarship

Bergeron-Malenfant Scholarship

Chaire d'Études Maghrébines Scholarship

Excellence scholarship for the master’s and doctorate in international studies

  • Objective: To underscore excellence in academic writing (essay, dissertation, thesis, semester assignment) focusing on the Maghreb (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya)
  • Amount: $500 (essay, dissertation, thesis or semester assignment)
  • Domains: International studies, master’s or doctorate

Detailed information on the Chaire d'Études Maghrébines Scholarship (in French)

FESP Student Success Scholarship 2022-2023 - Doctorate in International Studies

FESP Student Success Scholarship 2023-2024 - Doctorate in International Studies (Undergoing restructuring)

  • Undergoing restructuring. Terms and conditions to come

FESP Student Success Scholarship 2023-2024 - Master in International Studies

Université Laval scholarships

Hydro-Québec Scholarships from Institut EDS

  • $2,000 to $7,000  
  • Regular and admission scholarships for master’s and doctoral candidates whose research themes focus on the interrelationships between the environment, development, and society. 
  • Find out more

Leadership and engagement scholarships

  • $5,000 to $10,000 a year  
  • Leadership scholarships for students who are Canadian citizens or permanent resident and who excel in the following areas: the arts, entrepreneurship, the environment, science, social and humanitarian action, or sports. 
  • Find out more

Citizens of the world engagement scholarships

  • $10,000 a year  
  • Scholarships in a variety of fields for talented international students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment
  • Learn more

Mobility scholarships from the International Office

  • Scholarships for study abroad 
    - International profile: $3,000 
    - BCI student exchanges and general student exchange agreements: $2,000 
    - Joint degree program: $3,000
  • Out-of-province internship or research scholarships: $1,000
  • Grants for short mobility stays:  $500     
  • Washington Center Internship Program: approximately $3,500 
  • Find out more

AELIÉS educational grants program


  • Grants for internships, study trips, or travel to present a paper.  Varying amounts
  • Bursaries for international students experiencing financial hardship: up to $500
  • Learn more

Financial hardship bursary


  • Up to $1,500
  • Bursaries to support students experiencing financial difficulties during their studies
  • Learn more


Frontenac Scholarship

The Frontenac Scholarship is offered by Québec’s Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and France’s Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, through the Consulate General of France in Québec City (CGF).  

Other resources for locating financial support

Numerous organizations provide funding for graduate students. Here’s a list of some of the most useful websites for those pursuing international studies. Eligibility requirements and deadlines may change from year to year. We encourage students to refer directly to the organizations in question for further information.  

Planning your budget

Université Laval helps students plan their budgets. The Fees and Budgeting  page presents budget options according to your status, as well as calculation tools. 

The Student Awards and Financial Aid Office (BBAF) provides an extensive list of scholarships, as well as expert tips on drawing up a budget, and lots of helpful links—be sure to check it out! It’s worth a visit!