We continue to expand our needs-based financial aid initiatives to reduce financial and personal barriers so you can thrive at Queen's.
A bursary is based on an assessment of your financial need. It is an amount of money you receive to assist you in financing your education that you do not have to pay back.
- There is just one application for all Queen’s need-based undergraduate admission bursaries; to be considered, you must complete a Financial Aid and Awards profile in SOLUS. You will be considered for all when you apply for the Undergraduate Admission Bursary
- There are additional need-based bursaries for law, medicine, and mature students that require separate applications forms
Applying for an Undergraduate Admission Bursary
- An application for Undergraduate Admission Bursary is assessed once a student submits a Financial Aid and Awards Profile in SOLUS
- Students applying for an Admission Bursary should also apply for government student financial aid
- Bader College students are considered for the Tricolour Bursary by submitting a Financial Aid and Awards Profile
- As a future Queen's student, you have lots of options for financial aid
To be eligible for most admission bursaries you must be:
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- Demonstrate financial need based on, but not restricted to, the following factors:
- Student and family income
- Decisions regarding eligibility for Queen's bursary assistance are based on the parent's ability, not willingness, to assist their dependant
- Number of dependants in the family
- Applicant's assets (including savings, anticipated resources through government student financial aid)
- Full cost of the program of study, books, supplies, and basic living expenses
- Student and family income
- Entering post-secondary studies for the first time
- Entering the first year of full-time studies in an undergraduate degree program in September or participating in the Queen's First-Year Program at Bader College (Herstmonceux Castle)
If you indicate on your Financial Aid and Awards Profile that you want to be considered for Work Study it will have no bearing on your assessment for bursary funding.
International and U.S. students should visit the International and U.S. Students section for more information about admission awards and other sources of funding.
- Log into SOLUS Student Centre
- Select the Financial Aid tile
- Select the Online Award Applications navigation
- Select the Queen's Financial Aid and Awards Profile
The 2023-24 Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards Profile is now available via your SOLUS Student Centre. Navigate to the Financial Aid tile and select Online Award Applications to access the application.
We recommend students submit their application by February 15, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date. Students are encouraged to submit their Financial Aid and Awards Profile at the same time they are applying for admission to Queen's.
Most students selected to receive an admission bursary will be notified with their offer of admission. Students should view their SOLUS Student Centre to see if they have been selected for a bursary or award for the program they have been offered admission to.
- The values shown for the bursaries and awards were in effect at the time of publication. Queen's University reserves the right to revise or withdraw any award without prior notice
- The grades listed for individual awards are based on the Canadian School System and generally reflect the average of the previous year's recipients and are not a guaranteed level for receiving an award
- Bursaries are granted to students based on their current level of financial need. If you are not able to attend in a given year, bursary funding cannot be deferred
|Arts and Science||
up to $3,500
up to $3,500
up to $5,000
|Engineering and Applied Science||up to $6,000|
|Commerce||up to $7,500|
A Commitment Bursary is available to students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program who self-identify as a member of an underserved or underrepresented group based on demonstrated financial need.
The Commitment Bursaries will be offered at values between $2,000 and $5,000, renewable for three subsequent years. Applicants to Queen’s are encouraged to complete the Financial Aid and Awards Profile on SOLUS by February 15, 2024. The 2024-25 Commitment Bursary Application will be available in mid-October.
Funding for the Commitment Bursary may be provided by the university and/or through donor funding. If donor-funded awards are included in your Commitment Bursary funding package, the award name(s) and value(s) in SOLUS may change each academic year. The total value of your Commitment Bursary funding package will not decrease if the name is changed.
The following admission bursaries require an application separate from the Financial Aid and Awards Profile.
The application for The Science 1948½ Mature Student Entrance Bursary is separate from the Financial Aid and Awards Profile.
Faculty of Law Admission Bursaries are non-repayable grants. Financial need is the primary consideration in the selection of bursary recipients. Please note: assessment of eligibility for Faculty of Law Admission Bursaries is independent of your assessment for admission to the Faculty of Law.
School of Medicine Admission Bursaries are non-repayable grants. Financial need is the primary consideration in the selection of bursary recipients. Please note: assessment of eligibility for School of Medicine Admission Bursaries is independent of your assessment for admission to the School of Medicine.