Scholarships and Financial Aid

To allow you to devote yourself fully to your studies, INRS offers its own scholarship programs. The entire full-time student community is eligible for this advantageous financial support.


INRS scholarship and financial assistance programs

INRS offers substantial financial support to all full-time students.  Students from Quebec, the rest of Canada, and abroad are eligible for the scholarship program for students registered in pure and applied sciences or health sciences  or the scholarship program for students registered in social sciences, depending on the program of study.

Social science students have access to three categories of scholarships: universal PhD scholarships, admission scholarships at the master’s level, and specialization scholarships.

The basic amount of the scholarship depends on the type of program you are enrolled in (e.g., with or without research).

There are a number of different scholarship and financial assistance programs available. INRS strongly encourages you to take advantage of its own scholarship and financial assistance programs as well as those offered by private and public funding agencies.

Payment of INRS scholarships

INRS scholarships are paid each term on specified dates.

Summer 2020

  • May, 21
  • June, 18
  • July, 16
  • August, 20

 

Fall 2020

  • September, 17
  • Octobre, 15
  • November, 19
  • December, 17

 

Winter 2021

  • January, 21
  • February, 18
  • March, 18
  • April, 15

 

 

More details on payments

Regular full-time students in the pure and applied sciences receive their INRS scholarship payments for four consecutive terms after they first enroll in a master’s program and for eight consecutive terms after they first enroll in a PhD program.

Regular full-time students in the social sciences receive their scholarship payments for three or four consecutive terms after they first enroll at the master’s level and six to eight terms after they first enroll at the PhD level.


Supplemental tuition fee exemptions for international students and Canadian students from outside Quebec 

INRS has created a supplemental tuition fee exemption program to help international students and Canadian students from outside Quebec. A number of these exemptions are awarded each year. Learn more about this program (in French)


Work-study program for international students experiencing financial hardship

The INRS work-study program for students experiencing financial hardship is open to international students and Canadian students from outside Quebec. Learn more about the program (in French)


International Mobility Scholarship

Interested in completing part of your master’s or PhD studies at a university in British Columbia, Japan, or New Zealand? The Quebec government’s international mobility scholarship program could help you realize your dream. Learn more about this program (in French)


Scientific and academic project grants 

Need funding to help organize a conference or seminar, a visit to a laboratory, or any other project designed to promote student scientific life at INRS?  You may qualify for the scientific and academic projects grant program offered by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Department. Learn more about this program (in French)

Looking for funding for your graduate studies?