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Admission Bursary

An admission bursary is based on an assessment of your financial need. It is an amount of money you receive to assist you in financing your education that you do not have to pay back. Students applying for an admission bursary will also be considering government student financial assistance.

Many admission bursaries are named in honour of the generous contributions of Queen's benefactors. For a complete list of the named admission bursaries please visit the Awards List section. By submitting an Admission Bursary Application, eligible students are automatically considered for all named admission awards and bursaries. (The Science 1948 1/2 Mature Student Entrance Bursary requires a separate application process).

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Application and Deadline

The Admission Bursary Application is available on your SOLUS Student Centre, under the FINANCES section. Click on the "Queen's Admission Bursary Application' link. You will be linked to the application.

We recommend applications are submitted by February 15, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted after this date.

Students are encouraged to submit their Admission Bursary Application at the same time they are applying for admission to Queen's.


To be eligible for most admission bursaries you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • demonstrate financial need based on, but not restricted to, the following factors:
    • student and family income
    • number of dependants in the family
    • applicant's assets (including savings, anticipated resources through government student financial assistance)
    • full cost of the program of study, books, supplies, and basic living expenses
  • entering post-secondary studies for the first time
  • entering the first year of full-time studies in an undergraduate degree program in September or be participating in the Queen's First-Year Program at the Bader International Study Centre (Herstmonceux Castle)

International and U.S. students should visit the International and U.S. Students section for more information about admission awards and other sources of funding. 

Bursary for Mature Students

The application for The Science 1948½ Mature Student Entrance Bursary is separate from the Admission Bursary Application.


Total Value = $76,000

Program of Study Engineering
  • This award was established to assist mature students demonstrating financial need that did not have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary degree. Applicants with a post-secondary degree are not eligible.
  • Mature student out of traditional system of education for at least 3 years 
  • Entering first year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science as a full-time student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrate potential for academic success
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
High School Grades Variable
Duration Renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) provided a 2.0 GPA is achieved in a full course load each year.  Some additional conditions for renewal may apply.

Annual Value

Number Available  1
Deadline to Apply February 15, 2019

Further information about the history and generous benefactors who have helped to establish this award can be found in the Awards List.

Notification and Disbursal

Most students selected to receive an admission bursary will be notified with their offer of admission. Students can view their SOLUS Student Centre to see if they have been selected for a bursary or award for the program they have been offered admission to. The value of your Queen's admission award(s) will be deposited into your Queen's student fee account on August 10.


  • The values shown for the bursaries and awards were in effect at the time of publication. Queen's University reserves the right to revise or withdraw any award without prior notice.
  • The grades listed for individual awards are based on the Canadian School System and generally reflect the average of the previous year's recipients and are not a guaranteed level for receiving an award.