School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Applications and Admissions

Applications and Admissions

This page contains information about how to apply to graduate studies at Queen's and information on the admissions process. As an Indigenous students, you have the option to self-identify, which is an important step in your application process should you wish to be considered under the Indigenous Student Admission Regulation, explained below. The process of self-identification is also important if you wish to be considered for certain financial support, such as the Robert Sutherland Fellowship. This fellowship, along with other information on funding for Indigenous students, can be found here.

Queen's University's Indigenous* Student Admission Regulation: Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies welcomes and encourages inquiries and applications for all our graduate programs from Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates’ academic, cultural, personal and professional background, and other factors indicative of capacity for graduate level study and research, will be considered and evaluated accordingly on an individual basis by the applicable graduate program personnel. To be considered under this regulation, applicants must self-identify as Indigenous upon application for admission to Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies.

For more information on self-identification, visit the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre website.

*For the purposes of this regulation, Indigenous is defined as First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI).


Choosing a Program 

Your next degree may seem like part of a distant future, but it’s never too early to start planning. As you look forward to earning your current degree, think about your next step; a step that could include a master’s or doctoral degree. Find Information on the School of Graduate Studies Programs and Degrees page about your options at Queen's.

How to Apply

The School of Graduate Studies has created a How to Apply page to help guide prospective students through the application process. On this page, you can find important information and tips to consider when thinking about applying for graduate studies and instructions on how to apply to Queen's. This page also contains information on how to track your application once it has been submitted.

Remember, as an Indigenous students, you have the option to self-identify on your application. Doing so makes you eligible for consideration under the Indigenous Student Admission Regulation and for certain financial support.