Funding Resources for Students

There are a range of international funding opportunities for Queen's students to explore.

Note: Are looking for internal Queen's funding for exchange programs? We encourage you to speak to your faculty exchange office.

Degree-seeking international students looking for funding

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

Undergraduate International Student Resources Graduate International Student Resources

Government of Canada International Scholarships

We recommend that you begin your search by visiting the Global Affairs Canada (Government of Canada) website – featuring funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers and faculty.

International Scholarship Opportunities for Canadians International Scholarships For Non-Canadians Canada-China Scholar’s Exchange Program


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Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization in Canada that works with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and federal and provincial governments to build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

The Globalink Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students at Mitacs partner universities the opportunity to participate in 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam. 

Globalink website

Queen's VP Research Office manages the Mitacs Globalink Research Award applications.

Queen’s faculty members can apply directly to Mitacs to host a student, and then Mitacs matches international undergraduate students to supervisors.

Mitacs Website

The Global Undergraduate Awards

Global Undergraduate Awards

An excellent international opportunity for 3rd and 4th year Queen’s students to receive international recognition, especially as students submit “A” level work that has already been completed. 

What is The Global Undergraduate Awards?

The Global Undergraduate Awards (GUA) is the world’s leading pan-discipline academic awards programme which recognises top undergraduate coursework, shares this work with a global audience, and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Students submit their work for free online and it is judged by a panel of international judges, consisting of leading academic experts and industry leaders.

Why should you submit to The Global Undergraduate Awards?

  1. Earn international recognition for academic coursework that you have already completed.
  2. Win a FREE trip to Dublin to attend the UA Global Summit .
  3. Have your work published in The Undergraduate Library.
  4. Network with undergraduates and academics from around the world.
  5. Receive access to the exclusive UA Alumni Portal.

How do I apply?
Submitting is free, quick, and simple! Don’t forget to check if your paper meets our submission criteria before submitting, otherwise your work may be disqualified!

The Global Undergraduate Awards Website

In 2023 Queen’s University had a Global Winner!

Entrants whose submission is selected as the best in their category are named Global Winners. They receive a gold medal, and a fully funded trip to attend the UA Global Summit in Dublin.

Bethany Schaufler-Biback
Music, Film & Theatre Category
Etiquette, Ableism, and Access in Contemporary Theatre

See Coverage: Link

Queen's also had 2 Regional Winners

Regional Winners were the highest-performing highly commended entrant in the North American region in their respective categories. Two of these students were Faculty of Arts and Science students and one Smith Business Student:

Jocelyn Carr
History Category
"My poems are indelicate. But so is life.": Langston Hughes's Misalignment with the Dominant Harlem Renaissance Agenda

Jason Burns
Psychology Category

Queen’s also had sixHighly Commended students.

Highly Commended students are those whose submissions were ranked within the top 10% of submissions to their category across the world.

Anshul Pattoo
Computer Science Category

Olivia Batten
Politics & International Relations Category
Weaponizing Artificial Intelligence: Preventing Misuse and Protecting International Peace and Security

Zhiqing (Mavis) Wu
Politics & International Relations Category
The Ethics of Voice Recognition Technology: A Slippery Slope Towards Ethically Objectionable Outcomes

Joshua Furtado
Business Category
Formal Issues Regarding Informal Practices - The Ethics Of An Informal Hiring Process

Kayla Gordon
Psychology Category
Mediators and Moderators of Affiliate Stigma Experienced by Parents with Autistic Children: A Scoping Review

Melody Garas
Psychology Category
Sexual Risk Behaviours in the Link Between Childhood Emotional Maltreatment and Adult Sexual Revictimization in Mono & Plurisexual Women

In 2022 Queen’s University had three Regional Winners.

Regional Winners were the highest-performing highly commended entrant in the North American region in their respective categories. Two of these students were Faculty of Arts and Science students and one Smith Business Student:

Music, Film & Theatre – Andie Winsor

  • Paper: Ballroom Refuses to Burn: Comparing Exploitation versus Community Education in Documentaries about Voguing and the Ballroom Community.
  • Supervisor: Margaret Walker

Psychology – Reem Atallah

  • Finding Happiness in COVID-19: A Daily Diary on Adolescent-Parent Relationships
  • Supervisor: Wendy Craig

Business – Cindy Lin 

  • Paper: Trending Next: An Emendation of the TikTok Model
  • Supervisor: Karen Humphreys Blake

Queen’s also had three Highly Commended students.

Highly Commended students are those whose submissions were ranked within the top 10% of submissions to their category across the world.

1. Isobel Anderson 

  • Category: Law
  • Paper: International Law Reconsidered
  • Supervisor: Christopher Waters

2. Kendra Klages

  • Category: Music & Film
  • Paper: Exploring Canadian Identity and Music in the Black Community
  • Supervisor: Stephanie Lind

3. Yasmin Sawan

  • Category: Politics & International Relations
  • Paper: Smart City Surveillance and the Effects on Privacy and Autonomy
  • Supervisor: Stephen Larin

Undergraduate and Graduate Funding Opportunities

These awards target study in the Commonwealth countries, including Queen's University. Numerous scholarships, fellowships and awards administered by the Commonwealth Awards Division, as well as other specific award schemes for study in the Commonwealth, are listed on this site.

ACU Website

Universities Canada administers more than 130 scholarship programs on behalf of the federal government, domestic and foreign agencies, and private sector companies. This site will interest Canadian students and researchers interested in studying, doing research or working in Canada or abroad.

UC Website

The biggest service institution in the field of international academic mobility in Austria, providing a useful grants database for undergraduate and graduate study in Austria.

AES Website

The British Council’s site offers a search engine for various study and research funding opportunities in the U.K.

British Council Website

CBIE administers a range of awards on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In addition, funding is available to international students interested in coming to Canada to study or conduct research, and to Canadian learners looking for key resources.

CBIE Website

The Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation offers a limited number of study grants for Canadian students who wish to undertake short term study or a research visit in Scandinavian countries.

CS Foundation Website

DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany.

DAAD undergraduate opportunities

DAAD University Summer Course Grants

Offers various scholarships and fellowship programs for study and research in the Netherlands. The site also connects you to the Grantfinder search engine, specifically designed to bring together all sources of funding available to international undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to study in the Netherlands.

NUFFIC Website

Fellowships are available to Canadians for study/research in another OAS Member State. The Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) administers one of the hemisphere’s largest multinational fellowships and training program.

Every year, the agency provides several hundred fellowships for graduate studies and research, fellowships for undergraduate studies at universities through the region and awards for specialized, short-term training at educational institutions and training centres in OAS Member and Observer States.

OAS Website

The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic and professional achievements.

Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Argentina, Australia, England, Japan, the United States and Thailand.

Rotary Website

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute builds knowledge and understanding between Canada and India by sponsoring academic activities in India Studies, Canadian Studies, International Internships, Student Prizes, and Applied Policy Research. Originally founded to promote studies in the arts, literature, culture, social sciences and the humanities, the institute’s mandate now incorporates a rich diversity of disciplines.

SICI Website

The Swedish Institute each year funds approximately 150 scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university or university college. The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen. There are several kinds of scholarship available.

SI Website

ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to get research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland.

ThinkSwiss Scholarships Website

Undergraduate-Only Funding

BUTEX promotes mobility between universities and colleges in the United Kingdom and North America. Recently, BUTEX offered eight scholarships for undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must have been offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student in a UK university which is a BUTEX member for the academic year.

BUTEX Website

The Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho, MEXT) offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and culture. The MEXT scholarships for Canadians are administered by the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa. Scholarships are available for Undergraduate and Research Studies. Japanese language proficiency is required.

MEXT Scholarship Website


Graduate-Only Funding

The Aga Khan Fellowship program is designed to provide intensive development management training in Canada and field experience in Asia to outstanding young Canadians who are committed to pursuing a career in international development. Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded per year. The program normally consists of a four-week, case study-based management seminar in Ottawa, followed by an eight-month work placement with a non-governmental organization in Asia or Africa. Participants are placed with organizations working in various aspects of development, such as health, education, rural development, microfinance microenterprise development.

Fellowship Website

The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in research and graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. This prestigious and competitive program provides financial support to scholars from Israel and around the world. 

Azrieli Website

These scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, are prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their countries. Areas of Study: Political Science, Law and International Relations, Media, Economics, Environment, Human Rights and Development, Film, Design and the Creative Industries.

Chevening Website

The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant studying at a university in Canada who is engaged in research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights in Canada.

Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship Website

The foundation's principal work is to award grants to institutions and individuals conducting China-related research and academic projects. An annual budget of approximately four million US dollars is distributed under such grant categories as institutional enhancement, research, conference and seminar grants, subsidies for publication, and senior scholar grants. There are also fellowships available for graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers.

CCKF Website

The France Canada Research Fund is a major instrument of Franco-Canadian scientific cooperation, created in 2000 through an agreement between the French Embassy in Canada and a consortium of 21 Canadian universities. In twenty years, the FCRF has financed over 350 collaborative research projects. 

The FCRF is open to all areas of research. Applications are accepted for collaborative projects that involve a French establishment (university, Grande École or research organization) and one of 21 FCRF member universities in Canada.

FCRF Website

The IDRC is a Canadian public corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. IDRC offers research funding and numerous fellowships, awards and special programs for master's level and doctoral level students.

IDRC Website

The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and more than 140 countries. Fulbright Scholarships and grants are for graduate and prospective graduate students, junior and tenured faculty members, professionals and independent researchers having already obtained an undergraduate degree.

Fulbright Website

The annual Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships competition in the social sciences and humanities is open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada, and exceptionally to Canadians pursuing full-time doctoral studies at foreign institutions. Foreign nationals pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian institutions will also be supported, with a preference for candidates from the developing world.

Trudeau Foundation Website

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