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.

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 graduate program: the program for students enrolled in a program in the health and pure and applied sciences sectors (in French only), or the program for students enrolled in a program in the social sciences sector (in French only).


Payment dates for INRS grants

INRS scholarships are paid each term on specified dates.

Fall 2020

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

Winter 2021

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

Summer 2021

  • May, 20
  • June, 17
  • July, 15
  • August, 19

Clarifications on the payment of INRS grants

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.

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.


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 only)


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 only)


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 Studies and Student Life Department. Learn more about this program (in French only)

Looking for funding for your graduate studies?