Student Awards

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International and U.S. Students

Queen's attracts a community of outstanding student scholars from across the globe. There are a variety of financial aid programs available to assist International and U.S. students studying at Queen's. 

International and U.S. Admission Scholarships and Awards

To reward the high level of academic excellence displayed by many of our incoming International and U.S. students, Queen's offers a range of scholarships to students entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study.

Eligibility
Queen's students

To be eligible for most International Admission Scholarships and Awards you must be:

  • an international student (Canadian citizens, including those students holding dual-citizenship, and permanent residents do not qualify for these awards)
  • entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their second year of a Queen's program remain eligible for Admission Scholarships and Awards)

Canadian citizens, those holding dual-citizenship, and Permanent Residents of Canada should visit the Admission Scholarships section for further information on scholarships and awards for incoming first-year domestic students.

Academic Average Calculation

Unless otherwise stated, the awards average outlined below is used for scholarship consideration:

  • Ontario curriculum (OSSD Curriculum) students:

Minimum 3 Grade 12U courses including English 4U and 3 additional 4U or 4M courses.

  • Other Canadian Province/Territory curriculum students:

Grade 12 academic subjects as defined in the General Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts program.

  • Students studying in other education systems:

The Awards Average is calculated in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes.

Automatic Admission Scholarships (no application required)

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically. By applying for admission to Queen's all eligible applicants are automatically considered for the following admission scholarships:


Principal's Scholarship

Total Value: $6,000


Excellence Scholarship

Total Value: $2,000*  

*Annual value to be determined.


Dean's Admission Scholarship for Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours)

Total Value: $2,000*

*Annual value to be determined


Queen's University International Admission Scholarship 

Total Value = $9,000

Program of Study All 
Duration 1 year

Annual Value

$9,000
Number Available 10
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.

Principal's International Scholarship - India

Must be considered citizens of India 

Total Value = $20,000

Program of Study All 
Duration Renewable for 1 subsequent year provided a minimum 3.50 GPA is maintained in a full course load in year one.

Annual Value

$10,000
Number Available 5
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.

Mehran Bibi Sheikh Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Total Value = $1,500

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Academic excellence
  • Awarded to 1 male and 1 female student
  • Preference will be given to international students who have Pakistani citizenship

Note: If there is not an eligible male and female student then the scholarship will be awarded to 2 students of the same gender. If there are no eligible Pakistani students then the scholarship will be awarded to eligible male and female international students.

Duration 1 year

Annual Value

$1,500
Number Available  2 (1 awarded to a male student, 1 awarded to a female student)
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.

Killam American Scholarship

Total Value = $9,000

Program of Study All

Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program
Duration 1 year

Annual Value

$9,000
Number Available  1
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.
Other International Awards

International and U.S. Students are encouraged to check the Canadian Bureau for International Education site for information on the availability of awards for International students studying in Canada. 

Other Financial Assistance Options

In addition to the options discussed below, international students should also consider the Queen's general bursary, work study program, and athletic financial awards (if applicable).

US Student Loans

Queen’s University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, in which US citizens or eligible US non citizens may apply for Federal loans directly from the US Department of Education. The Federal School code for Queen's University is G06679.

International Student Loans
Queen's students

International students may hold student loans that have been secured through their home countries. 

Students are advised to contact the appropriate student loan agency in your country for further information. If you are sponsored by any agency or government (other than U.S. loans), you should ensure that proof and duration of sponsorship is sent to the Office of the University Registrar, Records and Services.

Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship

The Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship at Queen's University is awarded to a second or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) who is currently enrolled in a Japanese university, and who will study at Queen's University on a Letter of Permission from their home university.

Total Value = tuition, fees, residence, and basic living expenses to a maximum of $30,000 CND

Program of Study All 
Criteria
  • Second or third year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) currently enrolled at a Japanese university
  • Studying at Queen's University on an International Letter of Permission
Duration 1 academic year

Annual Value

Tuition, fees, residence and basic living expenses to a maximum of $30,000 CND
Number Available  1
Deadline to Apply

November 25 

Transcript from home university and score on test of facility in English deadline: December 9

Section 529 Savings Plans

U.S. students who have access to Section 529 Savings Plans are eligible to utilize these resources while studying at Queen's University. To maximize U.S. Federal Tax benefits associated with Section 529 Savings Plans students will need to ensure that their savings plan's administrator is informed of the U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code For Queen's University (at Kingston, Ontario), which is G06679.

US Veteran Affairs

Queen’s University is a VA-approved institution (Department of Veterans Affairs). Applications are processed by the Student Awards Office.

Please note that on-line distance learning and unmatriculated courses are not eligible for VA funding.

Once you have made your application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, email your Certificate of Eligibility provided by VA to awards@queensu.ca to have your enrolment confirmed and certified.

If the program of education you intend to pursue has not yet been approved for VA benefits, you should contact the Student Awards Office by email awards@queensu.ca and request that the school apply for approval. Only an official of the foreign school may apply for approval of a program. The student cannot submit the request on the school’s behalf. 

Important: If your program approval is denied by VA you will be responsible to your school for all charges including tuition and fees.

For further information regarding Veteran benefits visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.