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Queen's University

How to Apply

To apply to the Master's degree in Global Development Studies, applicants must complete the on-line application form. Applications for September 2015 are being accepted now .The application fee is $105.00. For your application you will require the following:

  • A one- or two-sentence summary of the broad development themes, approaches and regions you are interested in studying.
  • Two academic letters of recommendation. If you have been out of university for more than 5 years, one or more professional recommendations may be included.
  • Information on all previous university-level studies, undergraduate and postgraduate (if applicable), even if the studies did not culminate in a degree.
  • Two copies of official transcripts from all university-level institutions previously attended.
  • For non-English-speaking international students: TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB certificates of English-language competency.

The deadline for receiving complete applications is January 31. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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. For additional information on the Statement of Interest pre-application process, please review the information on the International Students information page by clicking here.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000