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Major Scholarships for Graduate Students

With several years of experience in evaluation (assessment) of applications for internal and external scholarship competitions, the Faculty has issued an application document for scholarships to help students develop strategies to prepare a high quality application. Please note that several Faculties and Departments offer support to students for the preparation; please contact the supervisor for graduate studies in your academic unit.

Scholarships for Graduate Studies

GPS publishes the list of graduate scholarships. This document contains information about eligibility criteria, admission application deadlines, scholarship amounts, etc. Details about these scholarships are accessible on the Website bourses.umontreal.ca

The faculties, schools and departments have their own scholarship and financial support programs. We strongly recommend that you write to the graduate studies program chair of your academic unit. 

Annual calendar of scholarships’ competitions (French)

Throughout the year, new scholarships are created and competitions are held. For this reason, it is important to find out information regularly from the GPS Scholarship Office. In addition, the information on the annual competitions, managed by GPS, is provided in the academic units and on its Web site. Get in the habit of glancing at the bulletin boards, going directly to the Scholarship Office or visiting our Web site! 

With the exception of the competitions managed by GPS, scholarship application forms are, most often, available on the Web sites of the organizations in question. 

Scholarship directory

Details about scholarships are accessible through a search engine by criteria or keyword.

Major Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scolarships for international students

Thanks to International students' scholarships from the University of Montreal and various granting agencies, international students can obtain financial support.

UdeM Exemption Scholarship for International Students

The University of Montréal created a tuition fees exemption scholarship program that waives supplemental tuition fees requested from international students.

More details on that scholarship are available on the Registrar’s web site as well as on the Admission and Recruitment Service web site.

Additionnal Tuition Fee Waivers from the Government of Quebec

Bourses d’exemption des droits de scolarité supplémentaires du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur (MES) 

Some countries, through bilateral agreements, benefit from a quota for additional tuition fees waivers for foreign students. For more information, please refer to : Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science. 

Doctoral Scholarships from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) in partnership with targeted Chinese universities and the China Scholarship Council

Scholarships are offered to Chinese students wishing to pursue their doctoral studies at the UdeM: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Merit Scholarship Programs for International Students (PBEEE)

The « Fonds de recherche québécois sur la nature et la technologie » (FRQNT) is responsible of the Merit Scholarship programs for International students (PBEEE) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS). These scholarships are granted to international students and researchers who have been preselected by a Quebec university and who wish to start or pursue studies or research activities in the Province of Quebec. Procedures and application form.

Student's Mobility

UdeM’s internationalization goes through students’ mobility and flow of knowledge. This is why UdeM has several agreements (bilateral and multilateral) with European, African, Asian, North American, and South American Universities. Thus, students from all over the world can participate in students exchange programs with UdeM.

For more information, visit Direction des affaires internationales (DAI) Website.

Faculties and Departments

The academic units (Faculties, Schools, departments, programs) offer scholarship programs and financial support to their students. For more information, please contact your research supervisor or the program director.

Scholarships from Granting Agencies

The annual SSHRC competitions (master’s and Ph.D.), NSERC (master’s and Ph.D.) and CIHR (master’s) are held in the autumn session. 

The GPS provides information on these competitions on its site, in the academic units, and on campus bulletin boards. It also oversees the selection process of applications that will be provided by each of the agencies. 

The new governmental rules regarding paid parental leave oblige students claiming this privilege to submit to preliminary checks prior to the request. To do so, you have to fill the form prepared by the GPS. 

With respect to provincial agency competitions (FQRNT and FQRSC), the GPS provides information, receives required documents from the different academic units, and sends them to the relevant agency. For the FRSQ, the responsibility of the FESP is limited to providing information.

Deadlines: See the Calendar.

Foundation Scholarships

Some foundations require from Université de Montréal a pre-selection of applications before proceeding with the final selection of candidates. 

Once a year, the GPS provides information regarding these competitions on its Web site, in academic units and on campus bulletin boards.

Deadlines: See the Calendar.

Other Scholarship Programs

Scholarships for study abroad

The Office of International Affairs (DRI) manages a program of study abroad scholarships to encourage students to do some training or research in another university, centre or research unit outside of Quebec (and Canada), while developing exchanges inter-university between professor-researchers and academic or research units from various universities. These scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.