Department of Chemistry

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Financial Support

The guaranteed minimum stipend for both MSc and PhD students is $23,000 per year (international students receive an additional $6000).  Students are responsible for tuition and fees. This financial support can come from a variety of sources and can differ from student to student.  These sources include:  supervisor research grant support; external scholarships support (NSERC); Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TA); and internal scholarship support. This support is guaranteed for all full-time graduate students up to two years of a M.Sc. program and up to four years of a Ph.D. program. An annual top-up in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA rate increases.

All eligible students are encouraged to apply for external and internal awards. Additional award & scholarship information can be found on the School of Graduate Studies' website.

To receive the minimum stipend of $23,000, students not having scholarships are required to apply for four TA positions unless their supervisor volunteers to increase the RA portion.  Scholarship students may apply for one or more positions or no positions.

Applications for bursaries are also available to qualified students on the Students Awards web site.

Domestic Stipend

Domestic students are guaranteed a minimum annual stipend of $23,000.  This financial support is renewable and will be no less than $23,000 providing students maintain satisfactory progress in their graduate program as a full-time student. Financial support is normally provided for a maximum of 2 years for MSc and 4 years for PhD. An annual top-up in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA rate increases.

Many students are awarded scholarships and awards, which allow them to exceed this level of income.

Below is an example of what a 'typical" domestic graduate student's funding within the Queen's Graduate Award (QGA) eligibility range and carrying a full Teaching Assistant (TA) load may look like.

domestic stipend example

International Stipend

International students are guaranteed a minimum annual stipend of $29,000.  This financial support is renewable and will be no less than $29,000 providing students maintain satisfactory progress in their graduate program as a full-time student. Financial support is normally provided for a maximum of 2 years for MSc and 4 years for PhD. An annual top-up in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA rate increases.

Below is an example of what a 'typical" international graduate student's funding within the Queen's Graduate Award (QGA) eligibility range and carrying a full Teaching Assistant (TA) load may look like.

international stipend example

NSERC Scholarship Holders

Students entering a graduate program in Queen's Chemistry are given a bonus of $8,000 for MSc and $10,000 PhD in their first year of studies, and a bonus of $6,000 in each subsequent year they hold an NSERC scholarships.

Stipend Amounts and Sources for 1st Year Graduate Students

Scholarship Type
Scholarship Amount
Tri-Council Recipent
Recognition Award (TARRA)
QGA
GRA
Total
NSERC PGS(M) $17,300 $5,000 $0 $3000 $25,300
NSERC CGS(M) $17,500 $5,000 $0 $3000 $25,500
NSERC PGS(D $21,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $31,000
NSERC CGS(D) $35,000  $10,000 $0 $0 $45,000

 

 

 

 

The numbers above do not include potential income from TA duties because NSERC scholarship holders are not required to hold TA positions. However, NSERC scholarship holders may elect to hold up to two TA positions at $2,358.60 per position.

Stipend Amounts and Sources for Graduate Students after their 1st Year

Scholarship Type
Scholarship Amount
Tri-Council Recipent
Recognition Award (TARRA)
QGA
GRA
Total
NSERC PGS(M) $17,300 $0 $3,000 $3000 $25,300
NSERC CGS(M) $17,500 $0 $3,000 $3000 $25,500
NSERC PGS(D $21,000 $0 $3,000 $3,000 $27,000
NSERC CGS(D) $35,000  $0 $3,000 $3,000 $41,000

 

 

 

 

The numbers above do not include potential income from TA duties because NSERC scholarship holders are not required to hold TA positions. However, NSERC scholarship holders may elect to hold up to two TA positions at $2,358.60 per position.

Tuition and Fees

Graduate students pay tuition and fees as set out by the Office of the University Registrar.

2017-2018 Domestic Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 International Tuition and Fees

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPL)

Eligible graduate students may register for the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPL). There is no fee, or extra charge, to join the payment plan.

The PPL will pick up fees that have been assessed in SOLUS and divide the amounts owing over the scheduled withdrawal dates of the plan. Each Academic Year you must self-enroll on SOLUS in a payment plan for that academic year if you wish to participate. Please note that you will not be automatically enrolled in the next academic year.

The Self-Enrollment Period for Fall/Winter plan is July 1st - September 30th; Winter plan is December 1st - January 1st; Summer plan is April 1st - May 20th. Students who are enrolled in the Fall/Winter or Winter plan as of April 30th, will be automatically enrolled in the Summer plan for that particular Academic Year.

For more information and how to self-enroll on SOLUS see the Office of the Registrar's website.

Dates & Deadlines

For students not on the PPL, fees are due according to the regular due dates.

Fall Tuition: September 30th

Winter Tuition: January 10th

Summer Tuition: TBA