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This doctoral program will develop your ability to independently conduct original and extensive research in a cutting-edge field of actuarial science.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in actuarial sciences or an equivalent degree.

The program director may require students to do qualifying coursework depending on their previous training.

French and English proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s School of Languages). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Risk theory
  • Ratemaking and reserves in property and casualty insurance
  • Mathematics of financial risk
  • Cost and financing of pension plans


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in actuarial sciences. (in French only)