Tuition, Funding & Scholarships

Wondering what it will cost to go to grad school? Learn about the numerous options for funding, awards and scholarships below.

Tuition fees are assessed and posted by the Office of the University Registrar.

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Between internal and departmental awards, teaching and research assistantships, external scholarships and fellowships, our students receive nearly $28 million in total funding each year. As a prospective student, it is important to be aware of what your funding options are and for which awards you are eligible to apply. Students should apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible. Below are major awards that you may wish to consider while you are applying to graduate school. 

For further information about funding and financial support, please visit our Funding, Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries page, where you'll find comprehensive information on various sources of internal and external funding.

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FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE DEAN’S AWARDS

In addition to our funding packages, we offer the following Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s awards:

  • Dean’s Award for Women in Science
  • Dean’s Award for Social Justice
  • Dean’s Award for Environmental Justice
  • Dean’s Award for Creativity and Community
  • Dean’s Award for Global Sustainability
  • Dean’s Award for Women in Computing
  • Dean’s Award for Women in Mathematics
  • Dean’s Award for Women in Technology

These awards are based on academic merit and are intended to support graduate students in making contributions to their field of study. The maximum value of the award is $3000. There is no deadline and no applications are required for these awards. All you need to do to be considered is apply to a relevant Arts and Science graduate program.

In addition to the information provided below, expanded details about Awards Financial Assistance can be found in the Queen's University Graduate Calendar

Learn more about funding options for graduate school


DEAN’S INITIATIVE AWARDS

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce the launch of the Dean’s Initiatives Awards, created to support and advance priorities of the Faculty, including equity, diversity, Indigeneity, international mobility, graduate education, and teaching. These awards are designed to encourage our students, faculty, and staff to bring forward creative ideas to move the Faculty and the university forward in these important areas.

Many of these awards have been made possible through the support of donors and alumni, to which we are grateful.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing community of supporters.

For student awards and bursaries visit: https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/

 

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Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence

The Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence (AEA) are one more way in which Queen’s University invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students. Valued at $15,000 for Masters students and $30,000 for PhD students entering their first year of study, the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence add to an already impressive $27 Million in merit-based Queen’s funding available to graduate students each year. All eligible applicants to the Canada Graduate Scholarships competition who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence.

See Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence

Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards

Queen’s University also invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students with the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards.  Valued at $5,000 for master's students and $10,000 for PhD students entering their first year of study, the Recipient Recognition Awards add to an already impressive $27 Million in merit-based Queen’s funding available to graduate students each year. Eligible CGS holders who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for the Recipient Recognition Awards.

See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) Recipients
See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients

Federal and Tri-Council Award

Students should apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible and many apply in the fall prior to starting a graduate degree program. Check the agency websites for eligibility requirements and instructions about how to apply.

Eligible CGS holders who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for  Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards, which are valued at $5,000 for master's students and $10,000 for PhD students.

See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) Recipients
See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

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 2018-19.

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

See OGS

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