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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. The application fee is $105.00. To complete your online application you will require the following:

  • A short summary of the broad development themes, approaches and regions you are interested in studying. Make sure you indicate clearly why you consider Global Development Studies at Queen’s a good place to pursue research in your main interest areas.   
  • Two academic referees: if you have been out of university for more than 5 years, one or more professional recommendations may be included. Once you submit your online application, each one of your referees will receive an email with a link to Queen's secure online reference form system.
  • Information on all previous university-level studies, undergraduate and postgraduate (if applicable), even if the studies did not culminate in a degree.

In addition, you will need to send the following documents to the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Two copies of official transcripts from all university-level institutions you have previously attended.
  • For non-English-speaking international students: TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB certificates of English-language competency.

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

And you will need to email the following document to the Graduate Assistant:

  • A sample or written work, preferably a short research essay (approximately 10 pages) in PDF format.

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

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 Interestpre-application assessment form prior to submitting a formal application.  The deadline is November 30.  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