Financial Aid

Students receive grants or scholarships during their academic studies. This support may be allocated to them by their director thanks to his/her research funding, or may be obtained in competitions held by different funding organizations:

  • Government: the Fond de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) allocate a number of different types of grants and scholarships to graduate, postgraduate and postdoctorate students.
  • University of Montreal: a number of different university departments offer grant and scholarship programs. Visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ section on Financial Aid.
  • Other organizations: many foundations and associations such as the National Cancer Institute of Canada or the Association diabète Québec have also created grant and scholarship programs. Learn more.

How to obtain a grant or scholarship?

To obtain a grant or scholarship requires submitting an application request to the organization in question. Many organizations have application forms available on line.

Conditions for obtaining a grant or scholarship vary from one organization to another and also depend on the level of study. The student’s academic grades, the researchers’ reputation and the quality of the research that is being conducted in the establishment are generally taken into consideration. Canadian citizenship is sometimes a requirement.

For more information, please visit the University of Montreal’s Student Grant and Scholarships Directory.

The Student Association can also provide you with useful tips with your funding request. Do not hesitate to contact the Association.