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Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

Total tuition and fees are approximately $7,255 CDN per year for domestic students and $8,000 CDN per year for international students.

Financial Support

Smith School of Business provides PhD students with competitive levels of financial support during the first four years of the doctoral program as well as partial funding in Year 5.

Our doctoral students receive generous annual funding in the amount of $34,000. This funding requires that students work as a teaching assistant or research assistant during the year. Additional funding through fellowships, awards, bursaries and research assistantships are also possible. Funds to assist with research expenses and attend conferences are also available.

Additional Sources of Funding

All applicants to the PhD and MSc programs whose applications are complete and accepted before March 1 are automatically considered for university fellowships. PhD students are eligible to receive additional funding through provincial and national fellowships, research and/or teaching assistantships, as well as awards and bursaries. Students who have successfully passed their comprehensive examination may also apply to teach an undergraduate course.

You may also find it helpful to look at an estimate of the basic living expenses for students at Queen’s, and other funding opportunities on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Tuition and fee information can be found on the website of the University Registrar.

When to apply for funding

Students considering Smith School of Business should apply for SSHRC or OGS awards if eligible prior to starting the program.

Students do not need to be accepted prior to applying for these scholarships.

Smith School of Business Awards

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

NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program