Finance Your Studies
The Queen's Student Awards website provides charts with guidelines for the costs that students in our Bachelor, Diploma and Graduate Studies programs may incur, including education and basic living expenses (based on an 8 month period). The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make, which will affect your budget (such as where your extended practicum and/or alternative practicum is located).
For information on financial assistance please contact Queen's Student Awards.
The Student Awards website includes information on financing your studies. Please visit the Financial Assistance page for more information.
For many awards, all eligible candidates will be considered automatically.
Admission awards awarded automatically include:
- Senator Frank Carrel Upper-Year Scholarships
- Paul Park Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Scholarships
- The J. Bolton and Kathleen Slack Scholarship
Another award for which you may apply for is the John R McCarthy Scholarship.
For a full description of these and other awards, see Final-Year Concurrent and Consecutive Education Students. Also see Aboriginal Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries.
Faculty of Education Awards
Teacher candidates may apply for the following Faculty of Education Awards during the academic year:
- Johnny Biosphere Environmental Education Fund, which was established to promote environmental awareness among children. Teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. The application deadline is normally in late November.
- Elliott/Upitis/Bamji/Hajee Travel Fellowship, which is awarded for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field. Fellowships may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The first step in the process is to determine financial eligibility, and the deadline for that initial application early in the fall term. You do not need to have your placement arranged for this initial step in the process.
Further details about these awards, including the application and specific deadline dates, are provided to current teacher candidates.
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Bursaries (External)
Final-Year Concurrent and Consecutive Education teacher candidates can apply for Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Bursaries. The bursaries are available to students who are entering Ontario’s faculties of education. Bursary applications must be submitted directly to ETFO no later than 30 April (prior to September enrolment in the final-year Concurrent or Consecutive Education Program). Refer to the ETFO website for eligibility and application procedures.
Margaret Craig Education Award (External)
This award is be presented annually by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Nu Chapter, on the basis of merit and need, to a female student who:
- is enrolled for full time attendance in the final year* of an approved education program leading to a degree, or diploma (*final-year Concurrent or Consecutive Education teacher candidates);
- demonstrates outstanding ability as a potential educator.
Applications are due by 1 December.
OMLTA Helen G. Mitchell Award (External)
This award is granted annually by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association (OMLTA) to honour students graduating from a pre-service Modern Language program in Ontario Faculties of Education. The candidate must exemplify the attributes of a potentially outstanding Classical/FSL/International Language teacher. Nominations must only be submitted by the language instructor at the Faculty of Education; no applications are required from teacher candidates.
Convocating teacher candidates may apply for the following awards:
- Phyliss M Beatty Memorial Award (External), which is granted annually by the Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter to a female teacher candidate who is graduating from the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, and is a graduate of a high school in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The application deadline is normally at the end of August.
- Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO/FEEO) Faculty of Education Award, which is awarded by ETFO/FEEO to a graduating PJ student who demonstrates: academic excellence in bachelor of education courses; exemplary teaching practices in practicum placements; and initiative to broaden personal experience in educational culture. The application deadline is normally in April.
- FD Sawyer Memorial Award (OSSTF/FEESO), which is awarded to the graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies Teacher Candidate who applies for the award and who in the opinion of his/her Faculty of Education’s Awards Committee has shown a clear understanding and empathy for the values of unionism, is attempting to secure a job with a public secondary board, and who best exemplifies the award criteria. The application deadline is normally in April.
Some of the awards our convocating teacher candidates are nominated for most frequently are:
- Lorne Cassidy Award, which is awarded to the graduating student who best displays outstanding talents and interests in the education of exceptional children during his or her program of studies at the Faculty of Education.
- LW Copp Award, which is awarded to the graduating Primary-Junior student with high overall achievement and who demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
- Frank J Fowler Award, which is awarded to the graduating Primary-Junior student who best demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.
- DE Loney Prize, which is awarded to the graduating Technological Education student who has shown the most outstanding qualities of character and scholarship and demonstrated potential as a teacher.
- OECTA Award, which is awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence in one or more of the courses preparing candidates to teach in Ontario Roman Catholic Schools: EDST 456, A Study of the Religious Education Program in the Roman Catholic Schools of Ontario; FOUN 416, Catholic Education.
- John Deakin Buckley Walton Excellence in Student Teaching Award, which is awarded to the graduating Intermediate-Secondary or Technological Education student who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.
- John Watson Award, which is awarded to the graduating Primary-Junior student who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.
For further information, see Automatic Awards for Faculty of Education Students.
Graduate Studies Programs
Information on tuition, fees and costs as well as the financial support offered to graduate students from the University and external agencies is provided by the School of Graduate Studies:
- Tuition, Fees and Cost of Living
- Funding for Queen's Graduate Students
- Awards & Financial Assistance (Graduate Calendar)
- Academic Excellence Award (new for fall 2016!)
School of Graduate Studies Webinar "Generating a Winning Scholarship Application"
All Queen's graduate students entering the first year of their graduate program who bring new funding from one of Canada's three granting councils (SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR) automatically receive a one-time $5,000 top-up award from the University.
Current graduate students in the Faculty of Education who are eligible for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and/or a SSHRC or another Tri-Council Award are required to apply for them to be considered for internal funding.
All eligible full-time graduate students are considered for funding to help them with the costs associated with their graduate studies as long as they indicate their interest in financial assistance on their online application for admission. The minimum guaranteed funding package for Ph.D. students is $18,000 per year. Normally, if students apply for and successfully obtain a Teaching and/or Research Assistantship the average funding for eligible M.Ed. students is $10,000, and the average funding for eligible Ph.D. students is $25,000 per year.
Funding packages are awarded to students based on academic merit and they may consist of any or a combination of the following: scholarships, fellowships, external awards the student may bring with them, internal awards, research assistantships, teaching assistantships or graduate teaching fellowships.
Some of the scholarships/fellowships our students are nominated for most frequently are as follows:
- Duncan and Urlla Carmichael Fellowship
- Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Tuition Fellowship
- Louisa A. Fowler Graduate Fellowship
- R.S. McLaughlin and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowship
- Morgan Brown Scholarship
- Martin Schiralli Fellowship
- Robert Sutherland Fellowship
- Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship
- The Frank Wyatt MacLean Graduate Fellowship in Education
- The Grace L. Boileau Graduate Award
- The Walter F. Light Fellowship
- Trevor C. Holland Fellowship
Graduate students who want to be considered for a teaching assistant or graduate teaching fellow position as part of their funding package are required to apply for one or more of the postings listed under Work Here.
Minimum funding offers are communicated to applicants when they receive an offer of admission and the details are provided in June.
Faculty of Education Awards
Some other awards and prizes our M.Ed. and Ph.D. students may be eligible for during their program are as follows:
- M.Ed. Thesis Prize in Education
- MSTE Apprenticeship
- MSTE Doctoral Fellowship
- Ontario Trillium Scholarship
- Robert J. Wilson Thesis/Dissertation Award
- The Rosa Baier and Luis Bruno Award
- Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award
- The Alice Corry Award in Education
- Tricolour Award
- Elliott/Upitis/Bamji/Hajee Travel Fellowship, which is awarded for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field. Fellowships may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The first step in the process is to determine financial eligibility, and the deadline for that initial application is September 30, 2015. You do not need to have your placement arranged for this initial step in the process.
Conference Travel Awards
Full-time master's students in the first 2 years and full-time doctoral students in the first 4 years of their Queen's Faculty of Education program are eligible to apply for a student conference award to attend a recognized conference at which they are presenting an authored or co-authored paper or poster. Funds are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $600 each year and the awards may be used to support travel, accommodation, food, and registration fees. The application must be made prior to the conference.