Queen's currently has more than 500 international graduate students. Each new doctoral international graduate student without full external government funding and who are admitted to full-time study at Queen's are eligible to receive an International Tuition Award through the School of Graduate Studies as part of his or her admission. Admission is highly competitive among international applicants in many graduate programs at Queen's.
Follow these steps as you explore Queen's graduate studies:
Find a match with your interests by exploring our graduate programs
Make sure that you have the minimum academic requirements listed by the graduate program that interests you. Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic standing.
For a master's program, candidates for admission hold second-class standing in one of the following degrees awarded by a recognized university:
Please note that if you are considering the master's program in Education, refer to the program website for the admission qualifications.
The School of Business administers their MBA program of study and the School of Medicine administers all postgraduate training programs, which are offered by medical departments to Doctors of Medicine.
Some programs do not require you to find a potential supervisor before applying. Check with your desired program Graduate Assistant prior to contacting any faculty member.
If your program does require you to find a potential supervisor before you apply, check the program website for a list of faculty by research areas.
Because Kingston is a smaller city, many students find that living expenses are affordable. The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make. The Office of the Registrar has provided guidelines for costs you may incur, including tuition & fees, education and basic living expenses. Expenses that you can expect to incur within a 12 month period can be found on the Office of the Registrar
International Students -http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/costs/internationalbudgets.html
For further updates & information
|Tuition & Fees||
Varies for Domestic & International students.
For tuition see the Registrar's site
For fees see the SGPS site
|Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)*||Mandatory for International students. Costs are available from the Queen's University International Centre.|
Because UHIP medical insurance is mandatory for all international students, you will be required to purchase a UHIP plan in order to register.
Students who bring families will be required to purchase health coverage for all accompanying dependants. We recommend that you budget an additional $5,000 for your primary dependant and $1,000 for each additional dependant.
You must enrol your dependants within 30 days of their arrival in Canada to avoid a $500 penalty.
Bear in mind that applications for international applicants take longer because of the length of time needed to arrange for visas.