International and U.S. Students

Queen's University attracts a community of outstanding student scholars from across the globe. There are a variety of financial aid programs available to assist international and U.S. students studying at Queen's. 

Specific Student Groups – review financial aid options available to part-time students, consecutive education students, student athletes, Queen's alumnae, mature women students, Indigenous students, Black and racialized students, and students with disabilities.

Graduate International Students – find information about scholarships, awards, and other funding opportunities on the School of Graduate Studies website.  

 

First-Entry Undergraduate Financial Aid

Queen's offers a range of scholarships to students entering their first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study.

To be eligible for most international admission scholarships and awards you must be:

  • An international student (Canadian citizens, including those students holding dual-citizenship, and permanent residents do not qualify for these awards)
  • Entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their second year of a Queen's program remain eligible for Admission Scholarships and Awards)

Canadian citizens, those holding dual-citizenship, and permanent residents of Canada should visit the Future Students section for further information on scholarships and awards for incoming first-year domestic students.

Unless otherwise stated, the awards average outlined below is used for scholarship consideration:

Education System Academic Average
Students studying in other education systems The awards average is calculated in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes
Ontario curriculum (OSSD Curriculum) students 4U Level English and five additional 4U or 4M courses 
Other Canadian Province/Territory curriculum students Grade 12 academic subjects as defined in the General Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts program

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically. By applying for admission to Queen's, all eligible applicants are automatically considered for the following admission scholarships:

Principal's Scholarship

Excellence Scholarship

Queen's University International Admission Scholarship 

Category Details
Program of study All
Duration 1 year
Annual value $9,000
Number available 10
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

Principal's International Scholarship – India

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria Must be considered citizens of India 
Duration Renewable for 1 subsequent year provided a minimum 3.50 GPA is maintained in a full course load in year one
Annual value Annual Value: $10,000  Total Value: $20,000
Number available 5
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

Mehran Bibi Sheikh Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria
  • Academic excellence
  • Awarded to 1 male and 1 female student
  • Preference will be given to international students who have Pakistani citizenship
    If there is not an eligible male and female student then the scholarship will be awarded to two students of the same gender. If there are no eligible Pakistani students then the scholarship will be awarded to eligible male and female international students
Duration 1 year
Annual value $1,500
Number available 2 (1 awarded to a male student, 1 awarded to a female student)
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

Killam American Scholarship

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria Academic excellence and citizens or permanent residents of the United States entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program
Duration 1 year
Annual value $9,000
Number available 1
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

Arts and Science International Admission Award

Category Details
Program of study Faculty of Arts and Science
Criteria
  • Academic achievement to international students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
  • Students who are paying domestic tuition and fees are not eligible for this award.
Duration 4 years
Annual value 75 awards valued at $15,000
25 awards valued at $25,000
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

Engineering International Admission Award

Category Details
Program of study Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Criteria
  • Academic achievement to international students entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Students who are paying domestic tuition and fees are not eligible for this award.
Duration 4 years
Annual value 20 awards valued at $10,000
6 awards valued at $20,000
Deadline to apply You will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required

 

International and U.S. Students are encouraged to check the Canadian Bureau for International Education site for information on the availability of awards for international students studying in Canada. 

Other Financial Aid Options

In addition to the options discussed in this section, you should also consider reviewing the Financial Aid Requiring an Application, Work Study program, and Specific Student Group Financial Aid pages that might be applicable to you.   

Queen’s participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, in which U.S. citizens, or eligible U.S. non-citizens, may apply for federal loans directly from the U.S. Department of Education. The Federal School code for Queen's University is G06679.

U.S. Student Loans Info

International students may hold student loans that have been secured through their home countries. 

  • You are advised to contact the appropriate student loan agency in your country for further information 
  • If you are sponsored by any agency or government (other than U.S. loans), you should ensure that proof and duration of sponsorship is sent to the Office of the University Registrar, Records and Services

 

Category Details
Program of study All
Criteria The Scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) who is currently enrolled in a Japanese university, and who will study at Queen's University on a Letter of Permission from their home university
Duration 1 academic year
Annual value Approximately $38,000 CAD to be applied to tuition and fees
Number available 1
Deadline to apply December 15, to apply and submit supporting documentation

Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship Application

U.S. students who have access to Section 529 Savings Plans are eligible to utilize these resources while studying at Queen's University. To maximize U.S. Federal Tax benefits associated with Section 529 Savings Plans students will need to ensure that their savings plan's administrator is informed of the U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code for Queen's University (at Kingston, Ontario), which is G06679.

Queen’s University is a VA-approved institution (Department of Veterans Affairs). Applications are processed by the Student Awards Office. For further information regarding Veteran benefits visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Please note that online distance learning and unmatriculated courses are not eligible for VA funding.

First time applying for VA benefits: Once you have made your application to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, email your Certificate of Eligibility provided by VA to awards@queensu.ca to have your enrolment confirmed and certified.

In early July each academic year you must email awards@queensu.ca and request that we confirm and certify your enrolment for VA.

  • If the degree program you intend to pursue has not yet been approved for VA benefits, you must contact the Student Awards Office by email, awards@queensu.ca, and request that the school apply for program approval. Only a certifying official at Queen's University may apply for approval of a program. The student cannot submit the request on the school’s behalf
  • Important: If your program approval is denied by VA, you will be responsible to your school for all charges including tuition and fees
  • If approved by VA, a cheque will be sent directly to Queen’s for your tuition and fees, once received it will be applied to your student fee account

A separate payment for books and living expenses will be sent directly to the applicant.

An Alternative Payment Arrangement, which will extend the fall tuition payment deadline to September 30, will be automatically added to your student account provided we receive your Certificate of Eligibility by August 15.

You must contact the Student Awards Office before changing your course load or your program of study. These changes could result in a change to your benefit.

For further information regarding Veteran benefits visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.