Program Fees

Program Fee

The International Law Program fee in 2023 was $15,703. The 2024 program fee will be indicated here soon.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition: 3 36-hour courses of 3 credits each for a total of 9 credits
  • Room and board: shared accommodation (2 students per room) and full meal plan. (Students can request a single room for an additional cost of $450)
  • Welcome reception, orientation program, guest lectures, special events, and final dinner
  • Field study trips: transportation and entrance fees; accommodation and breakfast on overnight trips
  • Access to Bader College facilities and services including computing rooms, library, gym
  • Coach transfers: from and to Heathrow airport on designated days

Program fees do not include return airfare to and from London, supplemental health insurance, textbooks and course supplies, personal expenses and laundry, and lunches and dinners on overnight trips.

Note for LL.M. and Joint Program Students

MPA/JD, MIR/JD and MA (Econ)/JD students are welcome to register in one of the International Law Programs, which will enable them to complete the degree requirements for both programs in three academic years.  LL.M. students are also welcome to register.  Joint program students who are registered in the JD program in the year in which they enrol in one of the International Law Programs pay the regular program fee.  A  student registered in the graduate degree year of a joint program or an LL.M. student remains registered in the MPA, MIR, MA or LL.M. program in the spring term and pays tuition at that program's rate. They are also charged for the field studies, residence, and meal plan at Bader College.  The total amount paid by such students is quite close to the amount paid by JD students.  Details can be obtained from the Program Director.

Payment of Fees

The program fee must be paid in full by April 26, 2024.

Financial Assistance


Queen's University, which is committed to making the Bader College programs accessible, has established a number of awards and bursaries to assist students with the cost of attending Bader College. Bursary recipients also often access other forms of assistance such as government loans and grants or a personal student loan or line of credit.

Bader College bursaries are non-repayable grants available to students from any law school who have demonstrated financial need above the maximum funding available through government student financial assistance. All domestic students must be in receipt of government assistance in order to be considered for a bursary. The bursaries range in value.

Bursaries are available to both Queen's and non-Queen's students. Applicants from other universities are also encouraged to investigate funding opportunities at their home institutions. In the past, a number of students from other universities have secured financial support from their home university to attend the International Law Programs.

How to Apply for Bursaries

Students are encouraged to submit a bursary application when they apply for admission to the International Law Programs. Bursary applications will continue to be accepted until the beginning of the programs.

Bursary applications are available at Queen's Financial Aid and Awards. Applicants should complete the application for the Bader College upper-year program. (Students at law schools other than Queen's should provide their home university email address.) For questions about bursaries contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office at

The Financial Aid and Awards Office is a resource for all Bader College students. Students seeking information or advice on any aspect of financing their Bader College experience are encouraged to take advantage of the services available.

Bader College Global Law Scholarships

Queen's Law students may apply for a Global Law Scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest and/or experience in international law. The amounts of the scholarships vary.

A scholarship application consists of a personal statement, submitted by email to at the time of application to the programs and by November 23 at the latest. 

Funding for Students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie

Students at all other law schools should check with their faculty / university to determine whether there are any funding opportunities available. 

Students at Schulich should note that there are at least two sources of funding that may be available for participants in the Bader College Law programs: see information about the Bader International Study Centre Grant and the George Burris Study in England Awards here.

Government Student Loan Extensions

Queen’s students who have received funding through OSAP or another provincial plan during the academic year can apply for a spring/summer extension. Information and the OSAP Summer Extension form is posted on the Financial Aid and Awards website each February. Non-Queen's students with government student loans should check with their home universities to determine the application process and deadlines.