Although Queen’s University has a minimum guarantee of funding for doctoral students (in good standing) of $18,000 per academic years 1 through 4, the Department makes a concerted effort to provide support for Master’s students in years 1 and 2 (some conditions may apply). The source of this support may be Federal/Provincial fellowships, scholarships, awards, Queen’s Fellowships/Awards; teaching assistantships; research assistantships, etc.
All applicants are encouraged to apply for all external fellowships for which they are eligible. Some major sources of external awards are the following:
You may only submit one application per academic year to NSERC or CIHR or SSHRC.
For more information on how to select the appropriate agency, click here.
Applicants who have an overall average of at least A- over their last 20 one-term/semester courses, or the equivalent completed, are eligible to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) no matter where they are living at the time of application. Thus, if you apply to our program, you should concurrently apply for an OGS award. The following link will provide detailed instructions regarding OGS application process: OGS information
Successful applicants are considered for Queen’s Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships for which they qualify, no separate application is necessary. The awards are valued between $5,000 and $10,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Graduate students are expected to serve as paid teaching assistants in many of the undergraduate courses offered by the Department. Full-time students must limit teaching assistantship employment to an average of ten hours per week in each term.