International Students


The Government of Canada lists all institutions that have approved DLI’s on the Government of Canada official website. The website is updated regularly. Students traveling from international locations to Canada may use this site to prepare their travel plans after their study permit has been approved.

Students are also encouraged to download the ArriveCAN app for their trip back to Canada and enter their quarantine plan information to that app to make the arrival procedure faster.

Queen’s University and the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University are listed on the Government of Canada COVID 19 DLI Readiness Plan List - Reference # 09376023352

Visa students registered in either the M.Sc. or the Ph.D. program and who have an 80% average will be eligible for an International Tuition Award (ITA). It is anticipated that an ITA will continue to assist the student in the subsequent years of the program through two years of an M.Sc. and 4 years of the Ph.D. program, as long as the student's rate of progress and academic performance are satisfactory.

It should also be made clear that government regulations may make the financial situation of non-Canadian students very difficult. First, while in this country on a student visa, a student may be allowed to work in Canada, subject to various conditions; however, this potential source of employment should not be relied on as evidence of sufficient funds for immigration purposes. Second, while on a student visa the student must be enrolled full-time in the graduate program. Third, a full-time student must limit Teaching Assistantship employment on-campus to an average of ten hours per week in each term.

All new international graduate students whose first language is not English are required to be assessed for oral proficiency in English before they can be assigned a Teaching Assistantship other than marking. Please see the School of Graduate Studies website for more details.

For more information including estimated living expenses, please visit the School of Graduate Studies International Students page.