Major Access Awards

The Major Access Awards offer transformative financial aid for our highest-need applicants so that they are empowered to accept their offer of admission to Queen’s.

The Major Access Awards provide dedicated financial funding of $10,000–$18,000 per year (depending on program) for a recipient’s four years of study to help them complete their degree.


Program Values

Program Value (over 4 years)
Arts and Science $40,000
Health Science $40,000
Nursing $40,000
Engineering and Applied Science $60,000
Commerce $72,000

How to Apply


  1. Apply for admission to Queen’s University
  2. The 2023-24 Queen’s Admission Bursary application will be available via SOLUS in mid-October 2022
  3. Check your eligibility and apply for the Queen's Admission Bursaries by February 15, 2023 



Please email us with any of your questions.


"Our belief is that an offer of admission to Queen’s recognizes academic achievement; the goal of our financial aid programs is to make it possible for more admitted students to attend. Our hope is this initiative will empower those who may not have otherwise considered Queen’s, due to personal, geographic, or socio-economic circumstances, to become part of our university community."

Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs