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Queen's University


To be eligible for most admission scholarships, bursaries and awards you must be:

  • entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time in a full-time Queen's undergraduate degree program on Queen's campus or at the Bader International Study Centre (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their second year of a Queen's program remain eligible for grades-based admission scholarships)

Both domestic (Canadian citizens, permanent residents) and international students (including U.S. students) will be considered for admission scholarships.

International and U.S. students should also visit the International and U.S. Students section for more information on additional Admission Awards.

Final grades will be assessed for scholarship and award consideration.  If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time you were offered admission, we will review your final grades after we have received final grade reports from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in July.  Summer courses taken in the summer immediately prior to your admit term to the university will not be used in the assessment of your final grade average.

Note:  To receive and remain eligible to retain an admission scholarship/award in the academic year granted, the student must be admitted and registered as a full-time student in the fall/winter academic year.

Award 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.

  • Students from other Canadian provinces or territories:

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


In order to be considered for admission awards, candidates must be eligible and admissible for admission to year one based on published admission requirements and pre-requisites.

  • Applicants offered admission who are currently enrolled in year one of a pre-university CEGEP program will have scholarship eligibility based on their year one fall term grades excluding physical education courses.
  • Applicants offered admission who have completed year one of a pre-university CEGEP program will have scholarship eligibility based on the cumulative average of their completed courses, excluding physical education courses. For applicants in year two of a pre-university CEGEP program or graduates of the pre-university CEGEP program who have their DEC, the scholarship average will include all academic courses completed at the CEGEP level, excluding physical education courses.
  • Graduates of a 3-year professional / career CEGEP program who achieve their DEC are considered as upper-year transfer applicants and are not eligible for admission scholarships.
  • U.S. Curriculums
  • The award average is calculated in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes. Eligibility for grade based admission scholarships require students to have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.7 or 90% and a minimum SAT score of 1200 with no less than 580 Critical Reading and 520 Mathematics. A minimum ACT score of 26 is also acceptable.

NOTE:  The academic guideline listed for the major admission awards is not based on the awards average as outlined above.

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