Queens University Canada Scholarships for Int’l Students 2021

Queen’s University reward high level of academic excellence displayed by many incoming International and U.S. students.

Are you thinking of continuing your education at Queen’s university? you should also consider knowing the Queen’s university scholarships for international students.

Queen’s University at Kingston, commonly known as Queen’s University or simply Queen’s, is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Queen’s University occupies more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen’s is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties and schools.


It is part of the culture of Queen’s University to reward the high level of academic excellence displayed by many incoming International and U.S. students, Queen’s therefore, offers a wide range of scholarship options to students who are entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study.


To be eligible for most International Admission Scholarships and Awards at Queen’s you must be:

  • An international student (Canadian citizens, including those students holding dual-citizenship, and permanent residents do not qualify for these awards)
  • You must be entering the first year of post-secondary education for the first time (graduates from a 2-year CEGEP program transferring into their second year of a Queen’s program remain eligible for Admission Scholarships and Awards)


Canadian citizens, those holding dual-citizenship, and Permanent Residents of Canada should visit the link Admission Scholarships for further information on scholarships and awards for incoming first-year domestic students.

Academic Average Calculation

Unless otherwise stated, the awards average outlined below is used for scholarship considerations at Queen’s University:

Ontario curriculum (OSSD Curriculum) students:

  • Minimum 3 Grade 12U courses including English 4U and 3 additional 4U or 4M courses.

Other Canadian Province/Territory curriculum students:

  • Grade 12 academic subjects as defined in the General Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts program.

Students studying in other education systems:

  • The Awards Average is calculated in a manner consistent with the calculation and criteria used for admission purposes.

Automatic Admissions Scholarship with no Application

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically. By applying for admission to Queen’s all eligible applicants are automatically considered for the following admission scholarships:

Principal’s Scholarship

  • Total Value: $4,000

Excellence Scholarship

  • Total Value: $1,500

Queen’s University International Admission Scholarship

Total Value = $9,000

Program of Study All
Duration 1 year
Annual Value $9,000
Number Available 10
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.


Principal’s International Scholarship – India

Must be considered citizens of India

Total Value = $20,000

Program of Study All
Duration Renewable for 1 subsequent year provided a minimum 3.50 GPA is maintained in a full course load in year one.
Annual Value $10,000
Number Available 5
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.


Mehran Bibi Sheikh Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Total Value = $1,500

Program of Study All
  • Academic excellence
  • Awarded to 1 male and 1 female student
  • Preference will be given to international students who have Pakistani citizenship

Note: If there is not an eligible male and female student then the scholarship will be awarded to 2 students of the same gender. If there are no eligible Pakistani students then the scholarship will be awarded to eligible male and female international students.

Duration 1 year
Annual Value $1,500
Number Available 2 (1 awarded to a male student, 1 awarded to a female student)
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.


Killam American Scholarship

Total Value = $9,000

Program of Study All
  • Academic excellence
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States entering the first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program
Duration 1 year
Annual Value $9,000
Number Available 1
Deadline to Apply Students will be automatically considered for this award, no application is required.


Other International Awards

If you are an International and U.S. Student, you are encouraged to check the Canadian Bureau for International Education site for information on the availability of awards for international students studying in Canada.

Other Financial Assistance Options

In addition to the options discussed above, international students should also consider the:

  • Queen’s general bursary,
  • work-study program, and
  • athletic financial awards (if applicable).

US Student Loans

Queen’s University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, in which US citizens or eligible US non-citizens may apply for Federal loans directly from the US Department of Education. The Federal School Code for Queen’s University is G06679.

  • US Student Loans Overview
  • Applying for and processing U.S. Student Loans
  • Consumer Information
  • Academic and attendance policies

International Students Loans

As an international student, it is possible that you may qualify for and hold a student loan that has been secured through your home country. You are advised to contact the appropriate student loan agency in your country for further information.

If you are sponsored by any agency or government (other than U.S. loans), you should ensure that proof and duration of sponsorship is sent to the Office of the University Registrar, Records, and Services.

Prince Takamado Visiting Students Scholarship

The Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship at Queen’s University is awarded to a second or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) who is currently enrolled in a Japanese university, and who will study at Queen’s University on a Letter of Permission from their home university.

Program of Study All
  • A second or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) currently enrolled at a Japanese university
  • Studying at Queen’s University on an International Letter of Permission
Duration 1 academic year
Annual Value Approximately $38,000 CAD to be applied to tuition and fees.
Number Available 1
Deadline December 15th

Deadline to apply and submit supporting documentation

Section 529 Savings Plan

If you are a U.S. student who has access to Section 529 Savings Plans, you are eligible to utilize these resources while studying at Queen’s University.

To maximize U.S. Federal Tax benefits associated with Section 529 Savings Plans you will need to ensure that your savings plan’s administrator is informed of the U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code For Queen’s University (at Kingston, Ontario), which is G06679.

U.S Veterans Affairs

Queen’s University is a VA-approved institution (Department of Veterans Affairs). Applications are processed by the Student Awards Office. For further information regarding veterans, benefits visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Please Note: That online distance learning and un-matriculated courses are not eligible for VA funding.

Should this be your first time applying for VA benefits, once you have made your application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, email your Certificate of Eligibility provided by VA to [email protected] to have your enrolment confirmed and certified?

Important to note that in early July each academic year you must email [email protected] and request that we confirm and certify your enrollment for VA.

If the degree program you intend to pursue has not yet been approved for VA benefits, you must contact the Student Awards Office by email [email protected] and request that the school apply for program approval.

Only a certifying official at Queen’s University may apply for approval of a program. As a student, you cannot submit the request on the school’s behalf.

Important Notice: If your program approval is denied by VA you will be responsible to your school for all charges including tuition and fees. If otherwise, approved by VA, a cheque will be sent directly to Queen’s for your tuition and fees, once received it will be applied to your student fee account.

A separate payment for books and living expenses will be sent directly to the applicant.

An Alternative Payment Arrangement which will extend the Fall tuition payment deadline to 30 September will be automatically added to your student account provided we receive your Certificate of Eligibility by 15 August.

You must contact the Student Awards Office before changing your course load or your program of study.  Because these changes could result in a change to your benefit.

For further information regarding veterans, benefits visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Other Financial Aid Options

Students who do not qualify for government assistance or Queen’s scholarships may wish to consider other scholarship options. These can include external awards or a student line of credit.

External Awards

External scholarships are offered by employers and organizations and often look at criteria other than academics such as athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership, community involvement, volunteer work, and areas of specialization.

A student line of credit is another option for students who do not qualify for minimal government student assistance.

External Awards

Often you must apply well in advance for an award for the next academic year, it is, therefore, important to start looking for one early.

You may be eligible for an external award from these options:

  • Some provincial governments offer scholarships to high school students continuing their studies at the post-secondary level.  For example:
    • British Columbia – Passport to Education
    • Alberta – The Alexander Rutherford Scholarships
  • Your parents’ employer or union (e.g. Bell Canada, Lafarge Canada, NAV Canada, Weyerhaeser Canada)
  • Clubs or associations where you or your parents have membership (e.g. Rotary, Kinsmen, Masons, Cadets)
  • Businesses, organizations, and interest groups dedicated to assisting specific categories of students. Criteria may include particular disciplines of study, visible minority groups, community involvement, and/or financial need

Scholarship Databases

Below are some scholarship databases that feature various scholarship offers for post-secondary students which you can take advantage of. Note that this is not an exhaustive list.

Please refer directly to the organizational websites for specific criteria and deadlines.




Eligibility Information for Students Receiving External Awards

In order to remain eligible to retain an external award, you must remain in full-time studies for both the fall and winter academic terms.

If you drop below a full-time course load, the external organization will be contacted. It will thereafter, be up to the discretion of the external organization to remove, pro-rate, or allow you to retain the full amount of the scholarship or award.