School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies


Advanced study and research is demanding, but graduate school also requires you to juggle a variety of responsibilities and commitments that can create an abundance of logistical challenges to make your studies work. Managing and balancing life in grad school takes planning and support. These pages offer advice and information to help with the balancing act.

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Financial Planning

Expanding Horizons Management and Leadership

Expanding Horizons offers workshops for financial literacy and money management.

Estimated Living and Educational Expenses

The costs associated with graduate education can add up. This resource will help you plan your finances as you invest in your future – what annual costs can you expect to incur and what opportunities for funding exist.

Funding Options

Scholarships and Bursaries

Find information outlining all sources of funding on this SGS page.

Queen’s General Bursary

This supplement is awarded to students in financial need.

Aboriginal Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Find information outlining all funding for Aboriginal, Inuit and Metis students.

Emergency Funding

The Ban Righ Centre Emergency Bursaries

Mature women students in financial need can apply for emergency bursaries from the Ban Righ Centre.

Chaplain's Emergency/International Student Bursary

The Chaplain’s office offers emergency grants.


Queen’s Community Housing

Find housing in the Kingston Community through this useful site.

Housing Related Resources

Important information for tenants about what to look out for, from utilities to legal rights.

International Students

Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)

This support service for all members of the Queen’s Community that promotes a cross-culturally sensitive learning environment. The centre offers support for international students in finding housing, it provides a relaxing and welcoming space for conversation, and provides information about study permits, visas, health insurance coverage, taxes and living in Kingston.

Intercultural Competencies (QUIC)

QUIC offers students many opportunities to begin to gain the skills and knowledge that will help them to live and to work more effectively in an intercultural setting. Examples are the online intercultural modules, intercultural competence certificate, Communication skills for success in Canadian culture (see video) and international educators training program.

Free online module on Intercultural Competency

This inter-active module introduces key concepts and strategies to help navigate this diverse world and offers case scenarios and activities designed with graduate students in mind to test your new knowledge and to apply it to your own experience. (Certificate of completion available)

Family Life in Kingston

Living in Kingston Guide

This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of joining Queen’s and living in Kingston prepared by Queen’s University International Centre.

Living in Kingston Guide - Childcare and Family Recreation

This page provides an essential list of childcare outlets and family activities in Kingston.

Living in Kingston Guide - City of Kingston Map

This map of Kingston is marked with Locations of Interest for Queen’s community members, including emergency services, financial institutions, and grocery stores.