Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • four-year/Honours bachelor degree in Classics or other relevant field, and
  • grade requirements: minimum first-class or high second-class standing (B+ average)

Additional Requirements

  • A good knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin (basic grammar completed, and ability to read and translate basic text) is required for admission to the Classics and Archaeology field. There are no language requirements for admission to the Classical Studies and Archaeology field.
  • A 5-10 page writing sample to be emailed to as a PDF.
  • In the application you will be required to provide contact information for two referees.  Referees will not be contacted until your application is submitted.
  • If English is not a native language, prospective students must meet the English language proficiency requirements in writing, speaking, reading, and listening.

International Students

We welcome applications from international students and Queen's is dedicated to making the move to Kingston as seamless and rewarding as possible.

International students should also be aware of these additional requirements before applying: 

  • English Language Test: English is the language of instruction and communication at Queen's. For more details about English language requirements please see the Information for International Students tab on the SGS How to Apply page 
  • Immigration Requirements: There are many documents required by Immigration before you can obtain your study permit and it can be a lengthy process; we recommend that you leave plenty of time to acquire these. For the most up-to-date information about immigration requirements see the International Student Guidebook, published by Queen's University International Centre (QUIC).
  • Medical Coverage: It is compulsory to have the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) as an international student