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Queen's University
 

1. Determine Your Budget

When working on your budget for your first year of university you’ll want to consider not just tuition, but also living expenses, books and supplies and some spending money.

Educational Costs 

Program Tuition*   Tuition***  
  Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
International Students $CAD+ Student Fees** Books and Supplies
Arts/Science $ 5,706 $22,249
$976  $1,100
Commerce $14,141 $30,611
$1,159  $2,210
Computing $ 5,706 $22,249 $991
 $1,165
Concurrent Education $ 5,706 $22,249 $992  $1,100

Engineering and

Applied Science

$10,344
$27,461 $1,069  $1,700
Fine Art $ 5,706 $22,249 $996  $2,215
Kinesiology/Physical & Health Education $ 5,706 $22,249 $1003  $1,700
Music $ 5,706 $22,249  $976  $2,715
Nursing Science $ 5,706 $22,249  $1,027  $1,595
BISC First Year Program in England The 2012-2013 inclusive fee for this program is $33,808 (including residence, full meal plan, tuition and field studies). Visit queensu.ca/bisc for details.

PLEASE NOTE                   

Depending on the program of study, students may be either required or encouraged to have access to a personal computer. If leasing a computer from Queen’s, students should additionally budget approximately $750 – $1,000 per year.

*First-year Tuition is based on 2012-2013 fee schedules for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Tuition fees referenced may vary slightly from approved fees due to rounding.  

** Student Fees should be announced by May 2013.

+The mandatory UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) is $684 CAD (based on 2012-2013 schedule, for one person).

***Tuition for International students is based on 2012-2013 tuition schedules. 2013-2014 approved tuition fees should be announced no later than May 2013.
International students should refer to queensu.ca/registrar/fees

Living Expenses

Listed below are guidelines of living costs you may have as a first year student from September through to April.  

Living Expense Cost
Room and Meal Plan $11,180*- $12,169**
Additional Meals $680 - $850
Telephone (Long Distance) $200 - $440
Personal Expenses $400 - $680
Clothing/Laundry $480 - $560
Recreation $500 - $700
Return Trips home Variable
Total Living^ $13,440- $15,399

Room and Meal Plan based on residence cost for 2012-2013.

Additional Residence Fees+

  • Residence Student Government - $91.35--99.35
  • High-Speed Internet Access (resNet) - $160.00

*Double Room and Board - e.g. Victoria Hall

**Single Room and Board with Shared Bath  - e.g. Watts Hall

 ^Many students opt to live off-campus after their first-year. Living costs will typically decrease by 20-25% without meal plans and residence life programming.

+Additional Residence Fees stated for 2012-2013.
2012-2013 fees should be announced no later than May 2013.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000