School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Newly Admitted Students

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Queen’s! As a newly admitted student there are a few things you need to do and information you’ll want to know to prepare for your new academic journey. On this page, you can find important information on how to accept your offer, register, pay your tuition, among many other things. Consider visiting our Orientation page to learn about orientation week events, our new summer webinar series, and fact sheets – all meant to help you transition to graduate school at Queen’s and welcome you to our vibrant campus community.

Getting Started

The Registrar’s Office has compiled a checklist for new students that includes information on registration and fees as well as how to accept your offer, create your NetID, your student card, and health insurance for international students (UHIP).

Student Activity Fees

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) administers your supplementary fees, this includes health insurance. Visit the SGPS website to learn more about these fees as well as important information and dates related to your health insurance. 

Housing and Transportation

The SGS has compiled useful information on housing and transportation in Kingston. Visit the SGS Habitat for guidance on moving to and living in Kingston.


There are a number of handbooks to help you transition to life at Queen’s. For international students (although also relevant sections for domestic students), there is the Queen’s University International Centre's (QUIC) Guidebook.

You may also wish to refer to our Graduate Supervision page, which includes resources such as the SGS Graduate Supervision Handbook, an important resources for both students and supervisors.


Please be sure to check out our Orientation page for more information about upcoming orientation events as well as informational webinars and "How to" and "Did you know?" guides, all intended to help you transition to life at Queen's. The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) also offers a number of social events. Visit their website for more details.

Academic, Professional, and Personal Well-being

Be sure to visit SGS Habitat and Expanding Horizons, which are devoted to supporting your academic, professional and personal well-being and development to ensure you thrive at Queen’s.