International Students

Information before you arrive

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.

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.

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


Funding and Scholarships

Website: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Queen’s deadline: October

Eligibility: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign citizens

Award amount: $50K per year for 3 years during PhD

Considerations: Three equally weighted selection criteria:

  • Academic Excellence

  • Research Potential

  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Apply: Vanier CGS Application/Nomination Instructions

Website: Trudeau Foundation

Queen's deadline: December

Eligibility: Be a Canadian citizen studying at a Canadian or foreign institution, or a non-Canadian (permanent resident of Canada or foreign national) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution.

Considerations: Applicants must be

  • already accepted into or in PhD1/2 and complete your doctoral studies in 2026 or later.

  • in a field of study that is related to the humanities or human sciences

  • engaging in research related to at least 1 of 4 themes: Human Rights and Dignity; Responsible Citizenship; Canada and the World; and/or People and their Natural Environment

Award amount: Up to $40K per year for 3 years

Apply: Trudeau Foundation Application Instructions

Website: Queen's University

Queen's Department of Psychology deadline: February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada*

  • Enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario in 2022-23

  • Enrolled full-time an eligible graduate program in 2022-23

  • *Visa Students - Foreign students who are studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa - student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) are eligible for the allotted visa student awards. There will be a separate competition for visa students.

Award: $15,000 for one academic year

Apply: Queen's University website for Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students

Website: Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship


  • Be a registered full-time Master's or Doctoral student at Queen's University

  • Be a female student with a valid study permit and cannot be a citizen, landed immigrant, or permanent resident of Canada or the United States

  • Have TOEFL score or equivalent documentation, unless English is the applicant's mother tongue

Award amount: $4 K for one year

Apply: Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship (Note: this website requires membership to reach the application section)

Website: Queen's University Institutional Collaborators & Opportunities

Queen's deadline: March and May

Eligibility: Applicants must be

  • a citizen of China, studying in China or abroad

  • a student in either 4th year undergraduates, or in their 1st year of their PhD or current graduate students in a Master program. Note: There are no Master scholarships. However, a letter of offer to a 4th year undergrad from a foreign university can indicate that the offer will lead to a PhD degree.

Apply: Queen's University Institutional Collaborators & Opportunities

Website: Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program

Queen's deadline: May (forms available starting February)


  • Students from any OAS member states

  • Candidates must return to reside in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty-four (24) months after completing the program of study covered by the OAS scholarship.

Considerations: Applications must include

  • Copy of your Highest Degree University Diploma

  • Transcripts

  • 3 recommendation letters – OAS format

  • Resume (max. 4 pages) - Do not include certificates or diplomas

  • Admission letter(s) if available 

Apply: Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program


Website: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Eligibility: Canadian citizens, Permanent residents of Canada, and Foreign citizens

Award: $70,000 per year (taxable) for 2 years (non-renewable)

Apply: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Process


Graduate Program Administrator
Department of Psychology, 62 Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-6034