School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Applying for Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships

Between internal and departmental awards, teaching and research assistantships, external scholarships and fellowships, our students receive nearly $28 million in total funding each year. As a prospective student, it is important to be aware of what your funding options are and for which awards you are eligible to apply. Students should apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible. Below are major awards that you may wish to consider while you are applying to graduate school. 

Our PhD students receive a guaranteed minimum funding package of $18,000 a year with many departments setting higher funding minimums and almost all offering much higher average funding packages.  The majority of Master's students in research degree programs also receive substantial funding support. Contact your program for details on funding inf you are an MA student. Funding packages for graduate students may be composed of a number of sources, including Teaching or Research Assistantships, Queen's Graduate Awards, and internal awards.

For further information about funding and financial support, please visit our Funding, Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries page, where you'll find comprehensive information on various sources of internal and external funding.

 


Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence

Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence

The Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence (AEA) are one more way in which Queen’s University invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students. Valued at $15,000 for Masters students and $30,000 for PhD students entering their first year of study, the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence add to an already impressive $27 Million in merit-based Queen’s funding available to graduate students each year. All eligible applicants to the Canada Graduate Scholarships competition who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence.

See Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence

Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards

Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards

Queen’s University also invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students with the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards.  Valued at $5,000 for master's students and $10,000 for PhD students entering their first year of study, the Recipient Recognition Awards add to an already impressive $27 Million in merit-based Queen’s funding available to graduate students each year. Eligible CGS holders who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for the Recipient Recognition Awards.

See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) Recipients​
See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients​

CGS-M, CGS-D (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) and other external awards

Federal and Tri-Council Award

Students should apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible and many apply in the fall prior to starting a graduate degree program. Check the agency websites for eligibility requirements and instructions about how to apply.

Eligible CGS holders who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for  Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards, which are valued at $5,000 for master's students and $10,000 for PhD students.

See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) Recipients​
See Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients​

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

The Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) promote excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels.  OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario Universities.  Eligible students apply for OGS through each university where they may be enrolled in 2018-19.

Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, normally paid out in 3 equal installments.  The award is not renewable.

See OGS