Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Detailed confirmation of tuition and additional ancillary fees can be found on the site of the Office of the University Registrar.

Financial Support

Our MSc students receive generous funding of $20,000. This funding is allocated from several sources, a portion of which is made up from your involvement in teaching assistantship/research assistantship employment.  The majority of MSc students supplement their formal funding from the School with research and/or teaching assistantships. Graduate students are allowed to work up to an average of 10 hours week.

The program also provides funding for research project and conference presentations as well as bursaries or awards based on financial need.  Students will be invited to apply for these funds over the course of the academic year.

Fellowships and Awards

All applicants to the MSc program who have accepted an offer of admission by March 1 are automatically considered for nomination for University fellowships and School of Business awards.

Students entering the MSc program with a provincial or national fellowship will also see their funding package increase. MSc students planning to apply to the PhD program are expected to apply for external fellowships early in the first term of the MSc year.

Cost of Living in Kingston

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. Expenses that you can expect to incur within a 12 month period can be found on the site of the Office of the University Registrar.

When to apply for funding

All domestic students thinking of applying to the PhD program are encouraged to consider applying for valuable external awards in the year prior to starting the program.

Students do not have to be accepted prior to applying for these scholarships. Once in the program, students are expected to apply for all major external awards that they might be eligible for.

For more information, contact
Lisa Rodrigues
Program Administrator, PhD, MSc and Research Programs

External Awards

The overwhelming majority of students supplement their formal funding from the School with at least one of these sources. We strongly urge you to investigate all sources of support for which you may be eligible


SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program.
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School of Business Awards

Current and incoming students will automatically be considered for these awards; separate application is not required.

  • The D.D. Monieson Graduate Business Scholarship
  • The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation Master of Science in Management Awards
  • The Molson Canadian Science of Marketing Award in the School of Business
  • The E. Gay Mitchell Graduate Fellowship in Finance
  • The Melville S. Hatch Memorial Fellowships