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Université Laval African Scholarships for Undergraduate Students, Canada 2024

Application is now open for the Université Laval African Scholarships. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Université Laval and Scholarship

Université Laval, with roots tracing back to 1663, holds a distinguished place in the annals of Canadian education. The institution’s inception is intertwined with the founding of the Grand Séminaire de Québec in 1663 and the Petit Séminaire in 1668 by François de Montmorency-Laval, the first Bishop of New France and a member of the House of Laval.

Initially focused on training priests for service in New France during the French Regime, Université Laval underwent a transformative shift after the British Conquest of 1760. The British, recognizing the need for broader education in Canada, expanded the institution’s scope to encompass the liberal arts. This shift was a significant development, providing French Canadians, who previously lacked opportunities for higher education, with a chance to pursue advanced studies.


The pivotal moment came in 1852 when the Séminaire de Québec, under the leadership of Louis Casault, secured a royal charter from Queen Victoria, endorsed by Lord Elgin, the Governor-General of the Province of Canada. This charter bestowed upon the institution the status of Université Laval, complete with the “rights and privileges of a university.” Pope Benedict XV further affirmed the plan, granting authorization to establish theology chairs and confer degrees.

In a subsequent chapter of expansion, Université Laval opened a second campus in Montreal in 1878. This Montreal campus eventually evolved into the Université de Montréal on May 8, 1919, through a papal writ from Pope Benedict XV. The year 1971 marked another significant milestone, as a second charter consolidated all authority under the Université Laval council.

Driven by a commitment to academic excellence and international engagement, Université Laval introduces a noteworthy program. This initiative aims to foster academic brilliance by offering scholarships to foreign students from African countries who are admitted to undergraduate programs at Université Laval. The scholarship, amounting to $5,000 per year, is renewable once, contingent upon meeting the faculty’s criteria for excellence and receiving a recommendation from the research director, subject to faculty approval.

Details about Université Laval African Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: Faculty of Administrative Sciences/Université Laval, Canada

Scholarship Value: $5,000 per year

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Université Laval, Canada

Eligibility Criteria for Université Laval African Scholarships

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for Université Laval African Scholarships:

  • Hold a secondary school diploma (baccalaureate) from the Maghreb or sub-Saharan Africa, or are in the process of obtaining one.
  • Students who begin their studies in the summer term are not qualified.
  • Be a new student enrolled in the BAA for the autumn or winter term.
  • Possess a 14/20 average and a higher overall average; 14/20 and higher in the mathematical domain
  • Not earned any credits from Laval University
  • Be enrolled in the BAA full-time for two sessions in a row.
  • Possess nationality from a country in the Maghreb or sub-Saharan Africa
  • Before the deadlines, submit a completed application to be considered for admission as a student to the BBA program for the winter or fall of 2019.

The general eligibility standards that apply can be consulted on the FSA ULaval admission scholarship (Grouping) page.

Selection Criteria

  • Merit of the academic record
  • Unstable financial situation

* Applicants should review the requirements specified in the Know Before You Apply and Application assessment criteria tabs in the Scholarships and Financing area of the FSA website ULaval, in addition to the eligibility and selection criteria stated in this fact sheet.

Application Procedure for Université Laval African Scholarships

Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the online form and attach transcripts from their most recent studies.


FSA ULaval scholarships

418 656-3412

The identities of scholarship recipients may, unless otherwise specified, be disclosed for administrative purposes to the donor and certain institutional authorities. You can email to the scholarship sector to report your opposition.

The Submission Deadline is April 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

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