All Queen's student enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program of studies may apply for Queen's need-based bursary assistance.
General Bursary - Fall-Winter online application deadline October 31
General Bursary - Summer online application May 31
Exchange Bursary - pdf application deadline January 15
BISC Bursary - pdf application - asap and no later than two weeks prior to departure for respective upper-year BISC study session
if you missed a Bursary deadline and are experiencing financial difficulty you may submit the application; however, the application must be submitted at least one-month prior to the end of the term. If your circumstances are an emergency, you should contact the Student Awards Office to make an appointment with a Financial Advisor.
The bursary program is need-based and funding is directed to those students in the greatest need who have the fewest options to fully finance their education. Students who receive a bursary are expected to access government student financial assistance (OSAP).
Students are considered to be dependent on their parents for four years after graduating from high school. You and your family have the primary responsibility for paying for your education. Decisions regarding eligibility for Queen's bursary assistance is based on the parent's ability and not willingness to pay. Queen's need-based assistance will be used to assist those students in the greatest financial difficulty.
Yes. Student must submit the Request for Bursary/Award Appeal or Reassessment form for consideration which can be found in the General Bursary - Decision Information and Appeal section.
Resources earned from part-time employment will be considered in the assessment of financial need.
Decisions regarding bursaries will be communicated on SOLUS. All bursaries are paid to the students’ accounts. If your student account is paid in full, a refund will automatically be issued to you via electronic funds transfer in February. Please ensure that your banking information is up-to-date on SOLUS.
Students who have a credit balance in their account will automatically receive a refund directly deposited into their bank accounts throughout the month of February once Winter Term open enrolment ends on January 17, and offices have been able to confirm enrolment / courseload.
All refunds will be processed on a rolling basis throughout the month of February. Students may receive two refunds (one for refunds resulting from a General Bursary credit in early February, and the other refund for all other eligible credits (i.e. tuition refund from a course drop) during the month.
Students who have completed their degree can follow the normal process to initiate a refund request (this is done in person in OUR-Records and Services).
Students receiving OSAP who have a credit in their student account will automatically have their account reviewed by the Student Awards Office prior to a refund being issued. OSAP policy requires that tuition fee refunds are to be forwarded to the National Student Loans Service Centre to be applied to a student’s OSAP loan debt. Therefore students with an overpayment on their 2013-2014 OSAP account may have some/all of the tuition refund applied to their OSAP loan debt to reduce/eliminate the OSAP overpayment.
Students experiencing Extenuating Circumstances can identify the circumstances which warrant a refund prior to February. The Office of the University Registrar will review each request on a case/case basis. Refund Request forms have been removed from the Registrar’s web site however, students are being instructed to email SOLUS@queensu.ca if they request any refund prior to February with an explanation of their extenuating circumstances.
You may see all of your Queen’s administered awards and scholarships on SOLUS (Student Center)! To view your awards, simply log into SOLUS (using your Queen’s NetID and password) and click on the “View Financial Aid” hyperlink, available in the “Finances” section. Once there, you will be able to view your scholarships and awards broken down per academic year.
1. If you are having difficulty completing the Queen’s General Bursary, please review and ensure the following before attempting to ‘save and continue’ or ‘save and logout’ of the application:
2. If you find that you are having difficulty accessing the Queen’s General Bursary, please review and ensure the following before logging into the application:
If you continue to have technical difficulty, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To expedite the solution, we recommend that you describe the issue in detail and provide a screenshot of any error messages that you are receiving, along with the date/time that the issue occurred.