Program Fee

The International Law Program fee will be $13,500 in 2024, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition: 3 36-hour courses of 3 credits each for a total of 9 credits
  • Orientation program, guest lectures, special events, some day trips, and final celebration
  • Optional coach transfer from Kingston to Toronto airport on May 24
  • In Berlin, double room and weekday meal plan for 5 weeks (single room at an additional cost)
  • Use of Bard College facilities including classrooms, study rooms, gym, laundry, and printing
  • Field trip: 6 nights' accommodation and breakfast; transport from the Hague or Paris to Geneva; entrance fees.
  • Student activity fee for non-Queen's students for the use of the gym, bus, and wellness centre in Kingston.

The program fee does not include:

  • Textbooks 
  • In Kingston, room and board for 3 weeks
  • Return airfare to and from Berlin
  • Optional single room charge in Berlin 
  • Weekend meals in Berlin
  • Travel from Berlin to The Hague (PIL) or Paris (IBL), and travel from Geneva to Berlin: students will be advised to purchase a Eurail pass that can also be used for weekend and post-program travel
  • Lunches and dinners on field trip
  • Health insurance
  • Personal expenses 

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 and the Faculty of Law are committed to making the International Law Programs accessible.


Bursaries are non-repayable grants available to students 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 law schools are also encouraged to investigate funding opportunities at their home institutions. 

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 exchange bursary form. If you apply by January 15th you should receive your response before you need to reply to our program offer. (Students at law schools other than Queen's will need to be provided with a student ID number before applying for a bursary. An ID number will be sent to you shortly after the offer of a place in the program.)

For questions about bursaries contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office at

Queen's Law Students: Global Law Scholarships and Global Skills Opportunity Awards

There are two additional sources of funding for Queen’s Law students.  Application information will be emailed to all applicants early in January, and there will be a combined application process with a deadline of January 21st.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome before they need to reply to the offer of a program place.

Global Law Scholarships (amount varies)

Global Law Scholarships are based on academic excellence and demonstrated interest/experience in international law. If you have submitted an application already you will need to copy your personal statement into the new online application form in January.

Global Skills Opportunity Awards (11 x $5,000)

Queen’s Law students are eligible to apply for these new government-funded awards, with priority for students who are Indigenous, have a disability, and/or have low income / financial need.

Students at Other Law Schools  

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

Students at the Schulich School of Law should note that several sources of funding may be available: see details 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.