Queen's is a place where graduate students learn and discover in a close-knit intellectual community. You can share experiences with the world’s best scholars, whether it’s on a campus park bench at Professor’s Walk, at the laboratory or at the coffee house. You have more than 100 graduate programs within 50+ departments & research centres to choose from. With the world at your fingertips, excellent funding options and life in the affordable, historic waterfront city of Kingston. Queen's has a great deal to offer. Graduate students come to Queen's to put their ideas in motion, change their lives and the world.
We believe that what happens in the classroom, the library and the lab is just the beginning of your educational journey. Our award-winning libraries and cutting-edge laboratories put you right in the middle of the academic action. And when you’re ready to go beyond the books, we’ve assembled a full range of services designed to help you learn how to teach, write, assess and grow.
From workshops especially for Teaching Assistants to writing seminars that will show you how to organize your thinking and write more effectively to support groups and skills sessions that will help you cope with the pressures and manage your time, we are committed to helping you become well-rounded no matter where your career path takes you.
Learn more about the Programs available to graduate students within the Faculty of Arts and Science. You may then select from the list of departments to obtain more information about individual departmental graduate studies.
We take our Graduate Students seriously - they are part of our family.
The great thing about Grad Studies is that you can continue down the course of study you loved in your undergrad, or you can find a stream that branches off in a different direction in many cases. Here's some ideas to think about.
Between internal and departmental awards, teaching and research assistantships, external scholarships and fellowships, our students receive nearly $25 million in total funding each year.
Our Ph.D. students receive a guaranteed minimum funding package of $18,000 a year with many departments setting higher funding minimums and almost all offering much higher average funding packages. The majority of Master's students in research degree programs, also receive substantial funding support.
In addition to the information provided below, expanded details about Awards & Financial Assistance can be found in the Queen's University Graduate Calendar
Internal awards do not require an application from graduate students. Many of these awards are part of funding packages communicated when applicants receive an offer of admission. These awards include:
Many full-time graduate students are eligible to receive Queen's Graduate Awards as part of their funding packages. The QGA is administered by the School of Graduate Studies, based on recommendations from individual departments.
Most departments have internal awards and dedicated packages for students and almost all are based on academic merit. We recommend that you contact your department for the most up-to-date information.
Fellowships are based on academic merit and do not require an application from a graduate students.
Fellowships are established by university benefactors to lend additional financial support to our graduate students. Most fellowship nominations are adjudicated by the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies through annual competitions. Others are administered by departments.
Fellowship awards range in value from several hundred dollars for one year to $40,000 for four years of doctoral study.
Conference Travel Application - see your Department to apply for this award.
The Graduate Dean's Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research
The Graduate Dean's Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research provides financial support for doctoral students pursuing dissertation research at a considerable distance from Queen's. Awards will be made through a competition. The maximum value of the award is $3,000. Graduate programs and Departments are sent details and application materials approximately 8 weeks prior to the annual competition deadline.
Thinking about where you are going to live while in Grad School? Here's some resources to help you find a home:
How will it help my career?
Is there funding?
Should I stay or should I go?