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Degree Information
How to Apply
Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field.
Minimum grade requirements:

Domestic Applicants

75% or B+ or Upper Second Class Standing

International Applicants

P.R. China: 80% or GPA of 3.1/4.0
India, Bangladesh & Pakistan: First class or 63%
Iran: 16/20
All others: 80%

Additional Requirements
English Proficiency

English Proficiency Requirements: Proficiency in English is a requirement for admission. Those applicants whose native language is not English will be required to obtain satisfactory standing in English language proficiency tests before their application can be considered for admission. We require a minimum of 7.0 on IELTS or 65 on PTE or for TOEFL: 580 (paper based); 237 (Computer-based); and 88 (Internet-based) with a minimum score in each of the components: Writing test 24/30, Speaking test 22/30, Reading test 22/30 and Listening test 20/30. The results must be no more than 2 years old.

How to Submit English Language Test Scores

Queen's University only accepts the following English Proficiency tests: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, and CAEL CE. The School of Graduate Studies is able to access test scores directly from TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic and CAEL CE databases.  We do not require hard copies of your test scores sent from the testing center if we can obtain them directly from TOEFL, IELTS, PTE  or  CAEL. 

TOEFL,  PTE Academic and CAEL CE

Please ensure that you have the testing center release the TOEFL, PTE Academic or CAEL CE score to Queen’s University (0949) and inform the School of Graduate Studies (following submission of your application) that your score report is available to retrieve electronically from the official testing center site.  Email:  sgsapp@queensu.ca  


Please provide the School of Graduate Studies with the TRF number found on your IELTS score report (following submission of your application) in order for us to obtain your IELTS test score electronically from the IELTS site.  Email: sgsapp@queensu.ca

Hard copy test results: If you did not arrange to have the results of your English language proficiency test accessible to the School of Graduate Studies, you must request that the testing agency send us a hard copy official test results document either by email  sgsapp@queensu.ca or through regular mail (address below).

We do not requre the GRE. Please do not send us the official GRE scores.

Curriculum Vitae

We require curriculum vitae. Curriculum Vitae is a detailed, structured listing of education, publications, projects, awards and engineering work history.This document can be part of the online application or emailed to the Department or a hard copy can be included with your documents that are mailed in.

Key Dates

Application due:

Fall admission: January 31 (international), March 1 (domestic) Notification of acceptance: usually the end of April for international students. Before you begin your application, please review the graduate studies application process.

Winter admission: August 15 (for both domestic and international applicants). Before you begin your application, please review the graduate studies application process.

To begin your application, please go to the How to Apply section. 

Finding a Supervisor

We encourage you to identify an area of research interest and contact potential supervisor(s) before applying. Visit research groups and faculty profiles, when you find a faculty member with similar research interests to yours, contact him/her to let them know about your interest in graduate work, area of research and related experience.


Minimum funding guarantee for domestic and international MASc students is $23,000 (domestic and international) per year for up to 2 years, providing good academic standing and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the degree. The typical financial support package usually consists of research assistantships, teaching assistantship and/or a scholarship.

Domestic students are encouraged to apply for external funding from OGS, NSERC and other sources. Top-up awards may be given to students who hold federal government Tri-Council Awards such as NSERC. For more information, visit the School of Graduate Studies’ Awards and Scholarships.

The Department may also nominate students to the Graduate School for any internal scholarships that may be available. The student does not submit an application.

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