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Queen's University

How to Apply

The deadline for receiving complete applications is January 31. It is advisable to begin your application early so that all supporting documentation (original transcripts, letters of recommendation, and English-language test scores if applicable) arrives in time for the deadline. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To apply to the Master's degree in Global Development Studies, applicants must complete the on-line application formPlease note, the online application form for 2015-2016 will be available starting September 15, 2014.  The application fee is $105.00.

For your application you will require the following:

  • Information on all previous university-level studies, undergraduate and postgraduate (if applicable), even if the studies did not culminate in a degree.
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended.
  • A summary of a topic you would like to pursue for a Major Research Paper (MRP)
  • The names of one or more DEVS faculty members you would like to supervise your MRP (and why).
  • Two letters of reference which should be from academic referees except in exceptional circumstances.
  • For non-English-speaking international students: TOEFL/IELTS certificates of English-language competency. 

Please note that all supporting documentation should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies at the following address:

School of Graduate Studies

Queen's University
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 2N8

International Students

Owing to the limited number of funded spaces for international students within our program and the large number of applications, we encourage all international students to fill out a Statement of Interest pre-application assessment form prior to submitting a formal application, and also to solicit the support of a faculty member as a potential supervisor. For additional information on the Statement of Interestpre-application process, please review the information on the International Students information page by clicking here.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000