Queen's University

Queen's University

Kingston , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 87
    Available Programs
  • 24649
  • 22300
    Average Cost
  • 91
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers -- including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald -- a Queen’s education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world. With particular academic strengths in physics, cancer research, geo-engineering, data analytics, and social sciences like surveillance studies and mental health, the university sets graduates up for excellence across disciplines. Home to more than 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93%, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Ultimately, to graduate from Queen’s University is to join an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.

Entry requirements

Normally, candidates who have achieved admission level for universities in their own countries are eligible for admission consideration. There are some specific requirements depending on programme.  

The Personal Stetement of Experience (PSE) essay is strongly recommended for students applying to a Queen's first-year program. The PSE and Supplementary Essay are mandatory for all Commerce students.

Applicants who meet one of the following criteria do not need to submit a test of facility in English:

  • completed an IB diploma (completion of SL English B is not sufficient) or
  • lived in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language for the most recent three years prior to beginning their university studies or
  • attended an education institution full-time where the medium of instruction is English for the most recent three years prior to beginning their university studies

English Language requirements:

IELTS:Score of 6.5 on Academic Module with no band below 6.0

TOEFL iBT:88 overall: 24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20 Listening

Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)/580 (TBC)

PTE: Overall score of 60

Scholarship & funding

Queen's offers a wide variety of financial assistance options for students in need.

Admission Awards

Queen's offers many merit-based scholarships, as well as need-based bursary assistance to students entering the first year of an undergraduate program.

General Bursary

The Queen's General Bursary is a non-repayable grant available to students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need. Students in Grant Hall during orientation week

Work Study Program

The Work Study program is offered to provide students with demonstrated financial need with the opportunity to receive priority for certain part-time jobs during their studies.

Short Term Loan

The Queen's Short-term Loan program is designed to assist students who are experiencing a temporary financial emergency (e.g, delay in receiving funds from another source).

Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance is available for students experiencing financial strain due to circumstances beyond their control.

Upper Year Awards

Once a student has completed at least one year of studies at Queen's they may qualify for an upper year awards. Upper year awards are divided into two categories: awards requiring a separate application, and awards that are automatically selected.

Exchange and BISC

Queen's offers many dedicated bursaries and scholarships to students planning on participating in a Queen's Formal Exchange or studying at the BISC.


Student life

A day in the life of a Queen's University student!
Typical Friday at Queen's university