Department of Chemistry

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Financial Support

The 2019-2020 guaranteed minimum stipend is $24,990 for MSc and $26,010 for PhD per year (international students receive an additional $6,000).  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 (GRF); external scholarships support (NSERC, OGS); Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TA); Research Assistantships (RA) 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 of $200 in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA/RA 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. Students who hold scholarships and awards will receive a top-up in addition to the minimum stipend (See Scholarship Holders below for more details).

To receive the minimum stipend, students are required to apply for four TA positions unless their supervisor volunteers to increase the GRF portion.  Students with scholarship and awards should discuss with their supervisor about a possible reduction in TA 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 $24,990 for MSc and $26,010 for PhD.  This financial support is renewable and will be no less then the minimum stipend 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 of $200 in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA/RA 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.

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domestic msc stipend exampledomestic phd stipend

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QGA = Queen's Graduate Award
ITA = International Tuition Award (not applicable for domestic students)
Awards = Any department, university, or external awards awarded
GRF = Graduate Research Fellowship
RA = Research Assistantships
TA = Teaching Assistantships

International Stipend

International students are guaranteed a minimum annual stipend of $30,999 for MSc and $32,010 for PhD.  This financial support is renewable and will be no less than the minimum stipend 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 of $200 in subsequent years (year 2 for MSc and years 2-4 for PhD) will be applied to the minimum annual stipend to reflect TA/RA 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.

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international msc stipend exampleinternational phd stipend

Legend
QGA = Queen's Graduate Award
ITA = International Tuition Award (not applicable for domestic students)
Awards = Any department, university, or external awards awarded
GRF = Graduate Research Fellowship
RA = Research Assistantships
TA = Teaching Assistantships

Scholarship Holders

Students who hold a scholarship or award will receive the following top-ups in addition to the minimum stipend:

  • Any award holder with an award less than $10,000 will receive a GRF top-up in the amount of half the award and will receive full QGA support ($5000). Exception: GETA award holders as this award is applied directly to tuition fees and is not included in the guaranteed stipend.

  • Any award holder with a $10,000 award will receive a top-up of $5,000 above the minimum stipend of which half ($2,500) will come from GRF. These students will receive QGA support in the amount of $4,250

  • Any award holder with a $15,000 award will receive a top-up of $5,500 above the minimum stipend of which half ($2750) will come from GRF. These students will receive QGA support in the amount of $3,750

  • NSERC holders entering their first year of an MSc receive a top-up of $8,000 composed of $5,000 Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award (TARRA) and $3,000 GRF.

  • NSERC holders entering their first year of a PhD receive a top-up of $10,000 in the form of the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award (TARRA).

  • NSERC holders in years 2-4 will receive a top-up of $6,000 composed of $3,000 GRF and $3,000 QGA.

Tuition and Fees

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

2018-2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 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 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 plan as of January 20th will be automatically enrolled in the Winter plan. Students who are enrolled in the 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: May 1st