Queen’s is a leading, research-intensive university in Canada offering an inclusive, transformative education that will prepare you to make a global impact.
We stand on a strong history of scholarship, discovery and innovation. Our education transforms Queen’s students. Our diversity enriches the community. Our research changes the world. Together, we are tackling humanity’s greatest challenges.
We are located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our campus community is deeply integrated into the city’s local and regional economy, culture and social fabric.
- On-Campus Programs
- Fall Term: September is the admission point for most on-campus programs.
- Winter Term: Some programs offer an additional admission point in January. Check the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment website for availability and additional information.
- Online Programs
- You can begin online studies in September, January or May.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
We recognize merit, acknowledge need and give you the opportunity to fully participate in the Queen’s experience. We have more than $27 million in financial awards available annually, and approximately 45% of all undergraduate students each year receive financial support from Queen’s.
We offer grade-based admission scholarships that we assess automatically, and do not require you to apply. There are also Major Admission Awards, which require an application (due December 8), and range in value from $40,000 to $120,000 over 4 years.
In addition to scholarships and awards, bursaries are available to students with demonstrated financial need. Simply complete your Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards Profile and you will automatically be considered for most of the awards included in our financial aid package. You will find the profile form in SOLUS after you apply for admission.
For further information about scholarships, awards, bursaries and government student financial assistance, call the Student Awards Office at 613-533-2216 or email the Student Awards Office.
Offers of Admission
We make offers of admission on a rolling basis from November to mid-May. We encourage you to apply early and complete all required items on your SOLUS To-Do List as soon as possible.
We will update all first-year applicants on the status of their application no later than May 17, 2024.
Offers of admission to Queen’s University are conditional. Review the terms of your offer of admission and email the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment office if you have any questions about your offer conditions.
Student Wellness Services (SWS) supports the personal, academic and social health development of students at Queen’s University by providing a range of programs and services.
SWS aims to offer a welcoming, confidential and integrated service that is responsive to your health and wellness needs.
If you apply to Queen’s, we encourage you to connect directly with SWS if you have any questions or would like more information about how Queen’s can support your mental and physical health. This could include:
- counselling services,
- medical appointments,
- accessibility services or
- academic accommodations.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to efforts and initiatives to diversify our student population, and to identifying and eliminating barriers within university policies, procedures and practices related to the recruitment and admission of Black, Indigenous and other racialized students or under-represented populations.
To assist in these efforts, applicants from a broad range of historically and currently underrepresented groups are encouraged to to complete the OUAC’s Applicant Diversity Census when applying.
In addition to the Applicant Diversity Census, alternative admission pathways exist for Indigenous and First-Generation students:
Queen’s University residences provide a wide range of living environments in 17 buildings across campus, offering you a mix of co-ed and single-gender arrangements in single, double, triple and quad rooms.
Along with providing invaluable opportunities to meet and make friends with students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, living in residence offers you a supportive environment to develop new personal and social interests, and to receive support for academic goals, health and well-being.
Campus Tours and Events
We invite you to experience all that Queen’s has to offer by visiting our beautiful campus in Kingston, Ontario. Campus tours are available most weekdays from Tuesday to Friday, and on select Saturdays. Tours take place at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm and are typically 1.5 hours in duration.
In addition to in-person tours, you can experience the Queen’s campus through an audio tour, a self-guided walking tour, a guided virtual tour, a virtual tour or a one-on-one call with a current Queen’s student.