Specific Student Groups

We offer many types of financial aid designed to fit the needs of a diverse student body to increase access to Queen’s University.

All registered Queen's students (including part-time students) may qualify for both merit- and need-based funding. Please visit the financial aid overview page.

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Part-Time Students

Merit and need-based funding for students who are taking less than a 60% course load.

Students who are taking less than a 60% course load are considered to be part-time students for the Federal and Ontario government programs. To determine your enrolment status for financial aid, please contact the Student Awards Office. The type of financial assistance available could vary depending on your enrolment status. 

Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are enrolled part-time may be eligible for part-time OSAP. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the province of Ontario.

Apply online on the OSAP website or print the application from the OSAP Forms page.

For more information about the Canada Student Loan and Canada Student Grant Program please visit the Government of Canada Website.

Part-Time OSAP Dates and Deadlines

We recommend that you submit your online part-time OSAP application no later than July 1 (for a September start date) to ensure sufficient time for funding to be available for September.

Deadline Date

Part-time OSAP Application Deadline

  • For study periods up to 20 weeks long. Applications must be submitted 40 days before the end of your current study period
  • For study periods 21 weeks or longer, applications must be submitted 60 days before the end of your current study period

Part-time OSAP Supporting Documentation

No later than 40 days before the end of your study period

Submission of Part-Time OSAP Appeal Documentation

40 days prior to the end of your study period

Completion of a Continuation of Interest Free Status Application (If Not Receiving OSAP for Current Academic Year)

As soon as possible upon completion of the registration process, prior to your 6-month grace period elapsing (must be submitted while enrolled in full-time studies)

Keep your address and contact information up to date on both your account on the part-time OSAP website, and your account with the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC). In addition, you must keep your bank account information up to date with the NSLSC.

Once your part-time OSAP application is submitted you are provided with an estimate of your part-time OSAP funding.

  • Part-time OSAP entitlements begin to process mid/late June for the upcoming academic year
  • You will be notified of your part-time OSAP funding entitlement via an email directing you to check your part-time OSAP account or by paper notification as per your direction on your application

Before any funding can be disbursed to you the following steps must be completed:

  • Submit your online Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) (following the instructions outlined in the “Required Documents” section of your part-time OSAP application)
  • Upload all required part-time OSAP supporting documents into your part-time OSAP application (or submit directly to the Student Awards Office)
  • The Student Awards Office must confirm your part-time enrolment (prior to each disbursement)
  • Confirm your income (if applicable) as directed by your part-time OSAP application

All or a portion of your part-time OSAP funding will be redirected to Queen’s to be applied to your tuition and mandatory fees.

  • The amount of your part-time OSAP to be remitted to Queen’s will not exceed the value of your term tuition and mandatory fees, unless you have a balance outstanding from a previous academic term
  • Any remaining part-time OSAP will be deposited to your personal bank account
  • Please wait until the part-time OSAP payment has been applied to your Queen’s SOLUS student account before making an online payment for any remaining balance of fees outstanding (if applicable)
  • Log on to your part-time OSAP account at Ontario.ca/osap and view your Funding Summary for details of what is being redirected to Queen’s or you can review your Account Activity on SOLUS.

Students with a low income who are studying part-time due to family responsibilities, or other personal/health circumstances, may apply for the IFSB. 

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Not have a previous post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate (special circumstances considered)
  • Be registered as a part-time student (maximum 40% course load – 6.0 credit units per term) in a program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Meet the current Ministry of Colleges and Universities guidelines for Ontario residency

Application Deadline: 

  • Study periods up to 20 weeks long – 6 weeks before the end of your study period
  • Study periods 21 weeks or longer – 60 days before the end of your study period

Institution Funded Bursary Application

Consecutive Education

Financial aid to assist students within the Faculty of Education who are pursuing the Consecutive Education stream for their Bachelor of Education.   

(4 successive terms, starting in May and ending in August the following year) 

Queen’s Education students are eligible to apply for the Queen’s General Bursary

Summer General Bursary

  • You must be term activated on SOLUS, and enrolled in your courses before you will be eligible to apply
  • The application will be available early March through the SOLUS Student Centre through the Financial Aid tile, under the Online Award Applications navigation 
  • On the Summer General Bursary application, apply for the summer education session 1 (May–August)

Queen’s General Bursary

  • Apply on the General Bursary application for the 3 successive terms (September–August)
  • The link to the General Bursary application will be available on your SOLUS Student Centre on the Financial Aid tile, under the Online Award Applications navigation in early September
  • Please review general eligibility criteria under the General Bursary program

OSAP Students 

 2022 Summer Session 1

  • May 3, 2022 to August 6, 2022
  • You must submit a new 2021-22 OSAP application via the OSAP website selecting “Education Summer Session” as your program for the 2022 summer term 

For the 3 Successive Terms

Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Summer 2023
  • September 1, 2022 – August 6, 2023
  • Apply on the 2022-23 OSAP application via the OSAP website selecting the relevant education program. The 2022-23 OSAP application is available in April 2022

Out of Province Students 

Submit your applications using the dates above in the OSAP section to your home province/territory. Find contact information for provincial or territorial student financial aid.

No Application Required 

All students are considered automatically for a grades-based admission award by applying for admission to Queen's.


Application Required

The Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards for Travel Fellowship in Education 

  • Students are required to submit an application to be considered for a travel fellowship
  • These travel fellowships are available to students in the B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. programs to support education-related travel outside of Canada
  • B.Ed./Dip.Ed. candidates typically use the funds for an alternative practicum experience in an international setting
  • Funds may not be used for travel within Canada

Current students can find more information and download a copy of the application from the Faculty of Education intranet (which incoming students will be able to access in mid-June). 

Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards and donor information


Consecutive Education Awards and Bursaries

Student Athletes

Financial aid for students who are on the competition roster of a Queen's Gaels inter-university (varsity) team.

Selection of candidates will be based on: 

  • Academic achievement 
  • Athletic excellence 

No Application Required

To be considered for an athletic financial award, please tell the varsity coach of your interest in playing for a Queen's Gaels team.

  • Recipients are selected by Queen's Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Student Awards Office
  • Athletic financial awards will be administered in accordance with all Canadian University Sports (U SPORTS) and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regulations
  • For further information about our Gaels interuniversity teams, visit the Queen's University Athletics website

All students, including athletes, are considered automatically for an admission scholarship by applying for admission to Queen's, based on academic achievement. 


Application Required

Student athletes participating on an interuniversity team, as defined by either Canadian University Sports (U SPORTS) or Ontario University Athletics (OUA), are eligible to be considered for athletic scholarships, bursaries, and awards. 

No Application Required

Athletic Scholarships are based on academic achievement and athletic excellence. Recipients are selected by Queen's Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Student Awards Office, there is no application.

  • Athletic financial awards will be administered in accordance with all Canadian University Sports (U SPORTS) and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regulations
  • You must be an upper-year student who will be participating on a Queen's University inter-university athletic team for the fall and winter terms to be eligible for consideration

List of specific athletic scholarships


Application Required

For named athletic bursaries, you must apply for a Queen's General Bursary, before being assessed for a named athletic bursary. The Student Awards Office will administer the named athletic bursaries based on the General Bursary Application.

Queen's Alumnae

Awards for women graduates of Queen's University, to advance their knowledge. 

The following awards are granted annually to women graduates of Queen’s University.

These awards are granted for a year of study and research or to pursue an endeavour that allows creative expression or that contributes to the advancement of knowledge or society.

Application for all awards

Marty Memorial Scholarship 

The scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Aletta Marty, M.A. 1894, LL.D. 1919 and her sister, Sophia Marty, M.A. 1897, a distinguished graduate of Queen's University, is awarded annually by the Queen's University Alumnae Association to a woman graduate of Queen's University, for one year of study and research.

Dr. Marty was a pioneer woman in the field of education, and Canada's first woman public school inspector. Miss Sophie Marty was, for many years, Head of the Department of Modern Language at Stratford Collegiate Institute.


Jean Royce Fellowship 

This fellowship, established in memory of Jean I. Royce, B.A. 1930, LL.D. 1968, Registrar, Queen's University, is awarded annually by the Queen's University Alumnae Association to a woman graduate of Queen's University for one year of study and research.


Alfred Bader Fellowship in Memory of Jean Royce 

Established in November 2003 by Alfred Bader, Sc '45, Arts '46, M.Sc. '47, LLD '86, and other friends, in memory of Jean I. Royce, B.A. 1930, LL.D. 1968, Registrar, Queen's University, this fellowship is awarded to a woman graduate of Queen's University for one year of study and research or to pursue an endeavour which contributes to the advancement of knowledge, contributes to society, or allows creative expression. All requirements for a Queen's degree must be completed by the spring convocation in the year of the competition.


2020-21 Recipient Statement of Studies and/or Research

Jean Royce Fellowship - Yasmine Djerbal (PDF, 21 KB)

Marty Memorial Scholarship - Nirosha Balakumar (PDF, 71 KB)

Alfred Bader Fellowship in Memory of Jean Royce - Stephanie Woolridge (PDF, 108 KB)

Mature Women Students

The Ban Righ Foundation supports women financially by providing emergency bursaries as well as other need and merit-based awards.

The BRF carries on the tradition of encouraging women's achievements by supporting the continuing formal and informal education of women, especially mature women returning to Queen's University, a tradition begun by the women who came to Queen's University in the 1870's and who built Ban Righ Hall in 1925.

We are committed to equality of opportunity; we assist students in any program of study whose families are lacking sufficient financial resources. 

The Ban Righ Centre offers many bursaries and awards for women in need. Please contact the Ban Righ Centre directly regarding application procedures. Further information regarding the financial assistance available through the Ban Righ Centre can be found on the Ban Righ Centre website.

Indigenous Students

Merit and need-based financial awards are available for students who self-identify as Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis.

Queen’s is committed to equality of opportunity; we assist students entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study whose families are lacking sufficient financial resources.

Student Affairs and the Registrar’s Office have developed a mechanism in SOLUS that provides students with Indigenous ancestry with the opportunity to self-identify at any time during their studies. Indigenous students are encouraged to self-identify so that Queen's can enhance programs, services and supports for you. You can learn how to self-identify through SOLUS on the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre website.

Queen's offers both merit and need-based financial awards to entering students who self-identify as Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis.

No Application Required


Application Required

Need-based Indigenous Admission Award

  • To be eligible, you must apply via the Admission Bursary Application by February 15 under the applicable section that invites you to indicate your ancestral heritage
  • If you have missed this deadline, you are encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office

Queen's Major Admission Awards

Students who excel both in and outside of the classroom should consider applying for the Queen's major admission awards.

Additionally, students may be eligible to apply for a Queen's Admission Bursary. Visit the links to view program information and eligibility requirements.

Indigenous students are eligible to be considered for all scholarships, bursaries, and awards where they meet the eligibility criteria.

Specific need-based financial aid available for Indigenous students:

  • To be eligible, you must be currently registered at Queen's University
  • To apply, complete and submit the online General Bursary application by October 31
  • On the application you must self-identify under the applicable section that indicates your ancestral heritage
  • If you have missed this deadline you are encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office

Black and Racialized Students

Merit and need-based financial awards are available for Black and racialized students.

Queen's offers both merit and need-based financial awards to entering Black and racialized students.

No Application Required

All students are considered automatically for a grades-based admission scholarship by applying for admission to Queen's.


Application Required

Need-based Black and Racialized Admission Award

  • To be eligible, you must apply via the Admission Bursary Application by February 15 under the applicable section that invites you to indicate your ancestral heritage
  • If you have missed this deadline, you are encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office

Commitment Scholars

The Commitment Scholars Award celebrates and recognizes demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, racial justice, social justice, or diversity initiatives by a student in their high school or in their community.

Commitment Bursary 

A separate 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 Admission Bursary application on SOLUS by February 15, 2022

Queen's Major Admission Awards

Students who excel both in and outside of the classroom should consider applying for the Queen's major admission awards.

Additionally, students may be eligible to apply for a Queen's Admission Bursary. Visit the links to view program information and eligibility requirements.

Black and racialized students are eligible to be considered for all scholarships, bursaries, and awards where they meet the eligibility criteria.

Specific need-based financial aid available for Black and racialized students:

  • To be eligible, you must be currently registered at Queen's University
  • To apply, complete and submit the online General Bursary application by October 31
  • If you have missed this deadline you are encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office

Students with Disabilities

Financial aid and services for students with disabilities.

Canada Student Grant for Students with Disabilities (CSG-D) 

Students with either permanent or persistent or prolonged disabilities may receive up to $4,000 per academic year to help cover the costs of accommodations, tuition, books, etc. 

Students applying for full-time OSAP and who are confirmed to have a persistent or prolonged disability are assessed only federal funding (not provincial funding) when enrolled in between a 40% (6.0 credit units) and less than 60% (less than 9.0 credit units) course load in a term.

Questions? Schedule a Student Financial Advising appointment or contact Queen's Student Awards by phone (613-533-2216, 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM, Monday through Friday with the exception of statutory holidays and closures)

The application process for this grant differs in each province and territory. To ensure you meet all the eligibility and application requirements contact your provincial or territorial student financial assistance office.


Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Disabilities 

This grant provides full-time and part-time students with confirmed permanent or prolonged or persistent disabilities non-repayable assistance with costs associated with their disability. Students must have applied and be eligible for either full-time or part-time government student financial aid from their home province or territory. 


Ontario Government Financial Aid

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) 

The BSWD and the federal Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Disabilities are designed to help Ontario students with permanent or persistent or prolonged disabilities cover the costs of education-related equipment and/or services. To be eligible students must have applied for government student financial aid through one of the following programs and qualified for at least one dollar need: 

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) 
  • Canada Student Loan 
  • Part-time Canada Student Loan/High Need Part-Time Canada Student Grant Program 
  • Ontario Special Bursary 

Students must be registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services to determine their eligibility for BSWD (some restrictions apply). 

Please visit the Students in Special Circumstances section of the OSAP website for additional information on Ontario Government Financial Aid for students with disabilities. 

In addition to funding options through the government and Queen's University, students may wish to explore options through the following organizations: 

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students 

This is the most current and comprehensive guide on financial aid for Canadian college and university students with disabilities. 


Universities Canada Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 

This scholarship program is administered by Universities Canada (formerly Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)) and is applicable towards full-time studies leading to a first undergraduate degree. Applicants who already hold an undergraduate degree are ineligible. 


Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students 

The Mattinson Endowment Fund scholarship program is administered by Universities Canada (formerly AUCC).  


Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) 

The LDAO administers the following awards. Applications are available on the LDAO website shortly after February of each year and are granted annually in August. 

Roy Cooper Scholarship Award for a Student with a Learning Disability 

An annual scholarship award in the name of a long serving LDAO Board Member, Roy Cooper, to a high school student who has a documented Learning Disability and will be attending a university or college, majoring in an engineering and/or physical sciences discipline. Mr. Cooper spent his working life in the engineering/physical sciences field and, as a parent of an adult with learning disabilities, has spent over 30 years volunteering at the local, provincial, and national levels of the Learning Disability Association. He will take an active role in the awarding process. 

Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary 

Established in memory of Gloria Landis for her significant contributions to LDAO and her community on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities. One bursary will be awarded annually to a mature individual with learning disabilities, enrolled in a post-secondary program or accredited vocational institute, who has been absent from full-time education for a period of three years.