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How Much Does It Cost?

The information below provides guidelines for the costs you may incur, including tuition and fees, education,  and basic living expenses.  The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make. 

Are you an international student?  Please refer to the "Sample Budgets - International Students" section below.

Note:  if you are trying to determine the cost of attendance for U.S. Student Loans purposes please visit the U.S. Student Loans section.

Estimated Living and Educational Expenses:

Undergraduate and Professional Students

OFF CAMPUS

Undergraduate

(8 Months)

Medicine

(8 Months)

Law

(8 Months)

New Consecutive Education

(12 Months)

Tuition and Fees

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Books and Supplies

Refer to Books and Supplies Table below

Living Expenses

Off-Campus: The cost of living off campus varies depending on the type of accommodations you choose (e.g. living alone, living with roommates), and other lifestyle choices.

Living in Residence? Refer to "Undergraduate Programs - Living Expenses (In Residence)" section below

Rent and Utilities

$4,500 - $7,265

$6,760 - $10,900

Food

$2,025

$3,035

Telephone

(long distance, cell phone)

$200 - $440

$300 - $660

Clothing/Laundry

$480-$560 

$720 - $840

Recreation

$500-$700

$750 - $1,050

Personal Expenses

(e.g. hygiene products)

$400-$680

$600-$1,020

Transportation

(Includes Return Trip Home)

Travel costs vary significantly depending on distance and frequency of trips home.  Students receive full access to Kingston Public Transit System (Some exceptions apply).  Contact your student society (AMS or SGPS) for further details.**

UHIP

(International and U.S. student only)

$612

Please visit Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website for further information about UHIP.

** Normal transportation within Canada; amount varies if travelling outside of Canada and/or if travel is required for research

Graduate Students

Living and Academic Expenses:

Graduate students will have many of the living and academic expenses indicated below.  The cost varies on personal choices about the location of housing, whether accommodation is shared the type of childcare sought and other factors and will vary from student to student depending on usage.  Some of these costs may be different for international students, notably the mandatory health insurance.  http://quic.queensu.ca/international-students-and-staff/health-insurance-and-care/uhip/cost-of-uhip/#Cost_of_UHIP_Coverage

 

Single Student 3 Person Family

Tuition and Fees*

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Basic Monthly Expenses

Rent

$480 - $1,500

$800 - $1,800

Utilities (Heat, Electricity, Water if not included in rent)

$80 - $120 $90 - $150
Telephone Land Line (Optional) $40 $40
Cellular/Mobile Phone (Optional) $35 - $70 $35 - $70
Internet $45 - $75

$45 - $75

Food

$250 - $400

$350 - $750
Miscellaneous (Personal care, laundry, household cleaning, entertainment, recreation) $170 - $305 $450 - $690
Child Care   $0 - $1,200
Research Related Expenses (Books, photocopies, stationary, printer ink:  check with your program about specific costs and funding for research opportunities) $50 - $200 $50 - $200
Total Monthly Expenses $1,100 - $2,710 $1,820 - $5,045

Transportation

(Includes Return Trip Home)

Travel costs vary significantly depending on distance and frequency of trips home.  Students receive full access to Kingston Public Transit System (Some exceptions apply).  Contact your student society ( SGPS) for further details.**

UHIP

(International and U.S. student only)

$612 $1,836
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) rate for a single individual for 2015/2016. Please visit Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website for further information about UHIP.

*Graduate program tuition is assessed for the each of the 3 terms of the complete 12 month academic session.  For a small number of graduate programs, tuition is assessed per course.  For details see the Tuition and Fees tables

** Normal transportation within Canada; amount varies if travelling outside of Canada and/or if travel is required for research

Additional Expenses:

A graduate student may have expenses above and beyond these living and academic expenses.  Remember to consider your unique additional expenses dependent of your choices, lifestyle, circumstance and family configuration.  These costs could include TV cable fees, pets, entertainment (movies, concerts, team sports, eating out, dental and transportation other than the Kingston bus service included in your student activity fees).  The Queen’s University International Center website http://quic.queensu.ca/ provides comprehensive information on life in Kingston that will help international students anticipate additional costs, including travel to and from Queen’s.

If you would like additional help in estimating your costs or preparing a budget, please contact the Student Awards Office

Sole-Support or Married Student with Two Children

(Estimated monthly expenses for planning purposes only)

EXPENSE

ESTIMATED COST Per Month

Sole Support Parent with 2 Children

ESTIMATED COST Per Month

Married Student  with 2 Children

Tuition and Fees

Refer to Domestic or International Tuition and Fees under the appropriate Faculty or School in the table above.

Books and Supplies

Refer to Books and Supplies Table below

Rent and utilities

$1,390

$1,630

Food

$650

$850

Transportation

$290

$380

Miscellaneous

(Includes Personal & Health Care, Clothing, Household Cleaning, Entertainment, Recreation)

$480

$590

Undergraduate Programs - Living Expenses (In Residence)

Typically, undergraduate students choose to live on campus in a Queen's residence during their first year.  The cost of living in residence varies depending on the type of room (e.g. single, double), the meal plan option you choose (e.g. 10 meals/week, 15 meals/week, 18 meals/week, etc.), and other lifestyle choices. For more information please visit the Queen's Residences website. The figures below provide an estimate of the cost of living in residence for a single student.

Expense

ESTIMATED BOOKS

(8 month study period)

Residence

(Including meal plan fees and ResNet)

Visit University Residence web site

Additional Meals

$680-$850

Refer to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Living Expenses (Off-Campus) table above for estimated costs of Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Personal Expenses, Transportation, and UHIP

Books and Supplies

Below are estimated costs for books and supplies (e.g. lab kit, specialty software) associated with most programs.  Costs may vary depending on the courses a student selects.  The cost of a computer is not included.  Depending on your program, you may need to have access to a personal computer. If purchasing a computer, you should budget approximately $750 - $1,000.

PROGRAM

ESTIMATED BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Engineering & Applied Science

$1,700

Arts and Science

(Including Concurrent Education Programs)

$1,100

Art History

$1,330

Commerce

$1,830 - $1,930

Computing

$1,100

Education

$3,400

Film Studies 

$1,450 - $1,700

Fine Art

$1,950 - $2,600

Kinesiology/Phys-Ed

$1,600 - $1,950

Music

$1,240 - $2,400

Nursing Science 

$1,600 - $2,360

Theology

$1,750

 School of Medicine

$3,170 - $3,400

 Faculty of Law

$1,850

Sample Budgets - International Students

The information below provides guidelines for the approximate costs you may incur, including tuition and fees, education, and basic living expenses.  The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make.

International Masters or Doctoral Student (married with two children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)
Tuition and Fees $14,634
Books and Supplies $2,100 (Includes cost of computer - $750)
Rent and Utilities $18,530
Food $9,900
Transportation $3,320
Miscellaneous $8,000
UHIP $1,836
Total (Approximate) $58,320
International Masters or Doctoral Student (single, no children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)
Tuition and Fees $14,634
Books and Supplies $2,100 (Includes cost of computer - $750)
Rent and Utilities $10,475
Food $2,920
Transportation $1,100
Miscellaneous $3,100
UHIP $612
Total (Approximate) $34,941
International Undergraduate Student (single, no children, Arts and Science)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)
Tuition and Fees $32,137
Books and Supplies $1,850 (Includes cost of Computer - $750)
Room and Board
(Residence)
$12,942 - $13,242
Additional Meals $680
Transportation
(Return flight home)
$2,000 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)
Miscellaneous $2,100
UHIP $612
Total (Approximate) $48,471