Queen's University
Prospective Students

International Students


The most current information regarding international student fees can be found on the Queen’s University Registrar’s website http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/tuition-fees .

Finances and Government Regulations

Visa students registered in either the Masters or the Doctoral program and who have an 80% average may be eligible for a Tuition Bursary. It is anticipated that a Tuition Bursary will continue to assist the student in the subsequent years of the program through two years of a Masters and 4 years of the Doctoral program, as long as the student’s rate of progress and academic performance are satisfactory. Please note that the availability of the Tuition Busaries is limited.

Government regulations may make the financial situation of non-Canadian students very difficult. First, while in this country on a student visa, a student may be allowed to work in Canada, subject to various conditions; however, this potential source of employment should not be relied on as evidence of sufficient funds for immigration purposes. Second, while on a student visa the student must be enrolled full-time in the graduate program. Third, a full-time student must limit teaching assistantship employment on-campus to an average of ten hours per week in each term.

While studying in Canada may impose financial difficulties, we welcome applications from international students. We currently have a very small number of international students enrolled in our degree programs. Indeed, we do welcome such students but feel bound to inform them of the potentially difficult financial situation in which they may find themselves especially in the later years of their program.

For more information including estimated living expenses, please go to the School of Graduate Studies.


Please change the minimum stipend amounts to $21,000 for an MSc and $23,000 for a PhD.

English Language Proficiency Information

Minimum TOEFL Scores required:

  • Computer based test: 250
  • Paper based test: 600

Test results expire after three years.
We must receive a current version of results.

Institutional code for Queens: 0949