We are committed to ensuring a legal education remains financially affordable to qualified students. Each year our students benefit from approximately $6.3 million in financial assistance, including university bursary support, scholarships, government student loans and grants.

See a comprehensive list of all scholarships, prizes, awards and bursaries for Queen’s law students.

2023-24 Tuition Fees & Ancillary Fees

  For students who began their studies prior to September 1, 2023 As of September 1, 2023

All Domestic Students

$18,287.66 $19,651.72
Ancillary Fees (Student Activity Fee, Student Assistance Levy) $1,442.38 $1,442.38
Total  $19,730.04 $21,094.10

Other Expenses

Please note that to some extent, the amount it costs to attend Queen’s will depend on the choices you make. Visit the Student Awards Website for the living costs you might incur for the academic year from September through April. The ranges provided under living expenses reflect personal lifestyle decisions.

  1. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to make changes in the scale of fees if, in its opinion, circumstances so warrant.
  2. Tuition fee is for all full-time domestic students (i.e. Canadian citizens, permanent/landed residents, native persons and exempt international students).
  3. Total Fees include the Tuition Fee and Ancillary Fees (Student Activity Fee and Student Assistance Levy). Tuition Fee and Ancillary Fees are based on 2022-23 schedules.
  4. International students should see the fee schedule on the Queen's University Registrar website. See also the fees required for the University Health Insurance Plan.

* Learning Common Fob Key Fee - $10

* Locker Fee - $10 per term ($20 for the whole year)

* Examsoft fee: $45 (US) for the year

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance programs and services available to Queen’s students are administered by the Queen’s Student Awards Office. These programs and services include merit-based scholarships and awards and need-based financial assistance.

Merit-Based Assistance

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes
Queen’s University attracts the best law students through a multitude of merit-based prizes, awards and scholarships established through the generosity of our alumni and donors. A list of all admissions and general scholarships, awards and prizes for which law students are eligible can be found on the Student Awards website.

Admission Scholarships – No Application Required
During each admission cycle, Queen’s Law awards the following admission scholarships on the basis of academic merit to students entering first year of the JD program.

All eligible applicants are considered automatically for seven awards:

  • Alberta Scholar at Queen’s Law Scholarship
  • Beresford-Knox Scholarship in Law
  • Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP Scholarships
  • William M. Bone Entrance Scholarship
  • Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP Scholarship
  • David Mullan Entrance Scholarships
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Scholarships
  • University Entrance Scholarships in Law

For more information, see the Student Awards website.

Entrance scholarships funded by organizations external to Queen’s University include Aird Scholarships, Department of Justice Canada Entrance Scholarships for Aboriginal Students, Law Foundation of Newfoundland Scholarships, and The Law Society of Prince Edward Island Scholarship. Please see the external awards found on the Student Awards website.

Need-Based Assistance

Admission Bursary

We were one of the first law schools to administer a law admission bursary program.

This money is a non-repayable grant provided by Queen’s University that will help finance your first academic year.

To qualify, you must:

  • have accessed government student loans to finance your undergraduate education,
  • show continuing eligibility for government student loans and
  • have submitted a complete law admission bursary application showing accumulated educational debt.

See the Queen’s financial aid forms and applications.

General Bursaries
Queen’s General Bursaries are available for eligible students throughout their degree program. Queen’s Law students are eligible to apply for the Queen’s General Bursary. Law students will be assessed for the Faculty of Law Student Bursaries by submitting a Queen’s General Bursary application. The application is available each year in early September through the SOLUS Student Center. The deadline to submit an application is October 31.

As part of the consideration for a General Bursary there is an emphasis on assisting those students who have and continue to demonstrate need over and above the maximum funding available through government student assistance. Students who have either not received government student assistance or qualified for only a small amount of government assistance likely have other options available to them and may not be considered for bursary assistance.

Government Student Loans

The federal and provincial/territorial government student financial assistance programs are needs-based programs (including loans, and non-repayable grants) available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected persons. Once students have been out of high school for more than four years, most federal and provincial/territorial student financial assistance programs consider them to be independent applicants.

Earn While You Learn ­– Part-time Work Opportunities

Working part-time is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a financial plan, gain valuable work experience, learn to manage your time, expand your social network, and get involved!

Queen’s Work Study Program

  • Students with demonstrated financial need will receive priority for certain part-time jobs available on campus.
  • Earn up to a maximum of $2,000 over the fall/winter term.

Queen’s Law Employment Opportunities
The Faculty of Law provides opportunities for academically strong upper-year law students to work as research assistants for professors. Additionally, students may be selected to work as tutors in the Academic Assistance Program and others are selected to work in Queen’s Legal Aid or for the Correctional Law Project during the summer months.

Student Lines of Credit

Queen's Law has partnered with Scotiabank and RBC to offer student lines of credit tailored to your needs. We recommend you reach out to one of the contacts below, as they are familiar with our program and your financing needs.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only. Acceptance to the program does not guarantee or imply qualification for financing.

RBC Royal Bank  

65 Princess St, Kingston, Ont.
523 Gardiner’s Rd, Kingston, Ont.

Mark Dean

Flora Paiker

Alternatively, please contact the RBC Advice Centre at 1-800-769-2511 or visit your local RBC branch to speak to an advisor.


Nicholas Senn, Small Business Advisor
101 Princess Street. Kingston, Ontario
613-530-2001 ext. 4300