Program Fees

Queen's Graduate Diploma in Business fees cover many items not covered by the fees in other academic programs, including textbooks, case materials and other instructional supplies.

There is no application fee for this program. An initial deposit* is required at the time of enrolment. The balance of the fee is paid in two installments during the program.


Scholarships are available for exceptional candidates. These awards are presented based on academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

Every successful candidate is considered for these awards – no additional applications are required.

Contact us for details.

Fee Schedule

Payment typeDue dateDomestic studentsInternational students
Deposit Upon Acceptance $2,000* $2,000*
First Instalment May 1, 2019 $13,800 $21,700
Second Instalment July 1, 2019 $15,800 $23,700
Total $31,600 $47,400


Additional Fees

  • Students pay a Student Activity Fee of approximately $97 while taking this program. This fee covers access to the gym, public transit, and Health, Counselling & Disabilities Services.
  • International students will be required to purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) if they cannot provide evidence of equivalent coverage. A person is classified as a Domestic Student if they have Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status, permanent resident status or dual Canadian citizenship. Learn more

Student Line of Credit
(Domestic Students Only)

Smith School of Business has partnered with the local Kingston branch of RBC Royal Bank to offer a student line of credit tailored to your needs. We recommend you contact the local Kingston branch below as they are familiar with our program and your financing needs.

Acceptance to the Queen’s GDB program does not guarantee or imply qualification for financing.

RBC Royal Bank
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only.
Suzanne Heyes

Personal Income Tax Treatment of Tuition Fees

Participants who pay all or part of the program fees personally are eligible to claim a tuition tax credit on the tuition portion of the fees. For more information, ask a professional income tax advisor to give you an assessment of the impact of your tuition on your personal tax situation.