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Funding and Financial Support

Queen’s Minimum Funding Guarantees

Queen’s University has a minimum guarantee of funding for full-time doctoral students of $18,000 per year for each of the first four years of full-time study. Queen’s does not mandate a minimum funding package for master’s students. 

The Department of Psychology offers highly competitive funding packages for all full-time master’s students in years MSc 1 and MSc2 and full-time doctoral students in years PhD1, PhD2, PhD3, and PhD4 in good standing allocating each eligible student a minimum combined funding package of $21,000 annually. In recent years, Psychology has further exceeded our own funding level allocations to provide an average of more than $21,000 per eligible student per year.

The sources of these funding packages may include:

SGS Definition of Full-Time Funding Eligible Student

The School of Graduate Studies defines full-time student status as follows:

Full-time students should not hold paid employment of more than 10 hours a week unrelated to their research.

Full time students may be eligible for a wide range of internal and external scholarship and bursary awards including Queen's Graduate Awards (QGA), International Tuition Awards (for international students only), and NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). Many external awards are restricted to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have held this status at least one year. Some Queen's internal awards have similar restrictions.

Teaching assistantships (TAs) and research assistantships (RAs) are normally assigned to full-time graduate students.


Angie Maltby
Graduate Program Administrator

Department of Psychology, 62 Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6