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Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
information 2015–2016

The Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) promote excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels.  OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario Universities.  Eligible students apply for OGS through each university where they may be enrolled in 2015-16.

The Queen’s University OGS competition is open to any eligible graduate student registered in or any eligible applicant to, a graduate program in the School of Graduate Studies.  The Queen’s OGS award must be taken up at Queen’s; it is not transferrable to another institution. Please see the information below about How to Apply for a Queen’s University OGS.

Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, normally paid out in 3 equal installments.  The award is not renewable.

Eligible Applicants

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada*.
  • Enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario in 2015-16.
  • Enrolled full time an eligible graduate program in 2015-16.

* Visa Students. Foreign students who are studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa - student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) are eligible for the allotted visa student awards. There will be a separate competition for visa students.

Minimum Academic Requirements for Applicants

  • If entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of application the student must have an overall average of at least A-, or the equivalent, on the last 20 one-term/semester courses, or the equivalent, completed.
  • If the student is entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies at the time of application the student must have an overall average of at least A-, or the equivalent, on all graduate courses completed.
  • If master’s or doctoral degree marks used for calculating an applicant’s grade point average (GPA) are not available (for example, courses were graded on a pass-fail basis), then the university’s Graduate Studies Office will use the most recently available undergraduate or graduate marks to calculate a student’s GPA.

Students who do not meet these minimum should not apply, as they will be disqualified.

2015-16 Application Deadline

You must submit your completed 2015-16 OGS application on or before the deadline specified by the department/program you are applying to. The deadline will appear in your OGS application manager once you select your program. Note that different programs have different OGS application deadlines.

How do I Apply?

  • The OGS application is web-based. In order to ensure maximum functionality, please confirm that your current browser will support the application by going through the browser check and follow instructions as appropriate
  • To access the OGS application please click on the link below, and you will be taken to a registration page.
  • Follow the instructions below to set up an OGS application account.
  • Then follow the instructions below to complete and submit your 2015-16 OGS application.
  • The on screen instructions will also help you successfully complete your application.  These instructions appear at the top or bottom of the screen, or wherever a button which read “Click for details” appears.

Instructions on applying for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship at Queen's (60KB)