Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Note: The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is funded in part by the Province of Ontario. OGS awards for 2024-25 will only be offered when the provincial funding has been confirmed.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program promotes excellence in graduate studies at the Master's and doctoral levels. OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario universities. Eligible students apply for OGS through each university where they may be enrolled in 2024-25.

The Queen鈥檚 University OGS competition is open to any eligible graduate student registered in, or any eligible applicant to a graduate program in the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. The Queen鈥檚 OGS award must be taken up at Queen鈥檚; it is not transferrable to another institution. Please see the information below about How to Apply for a Queen鈥檚 University OGS.

Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, paid out in 3 equal installments. The award is not renewable.


  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada*
  • Enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario in 2024-25
  • Enrolled full-time an eligible graduate program in 2024-25

* Visa Students. Foreign students who are studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa - student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) are eligible for the allotted visa student awards. There will be a separate competition for visa students.

Queen鈥檚 University shall allocate up to two 2024-25 OGS awards to Indigenous graduate students. There is a section on the OGS application for eligible applicants to self-identify as an Indigenous person and to be considered for one of these awards.

  • Applicants entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of application must have achieved a first-class average (A- at Queen鈥檚) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent). 
  • Applicants entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies at the time of application must have an overall average of at least A- or the equivalent on all graduate courses completed.
  • When Master鈥檚 or doctoral degree marks would typically be used for calculating an applicant鈥檚 academic eligibility but are not available, for example, because the master鈥檚 degree courses were graded on a pass-fail basis, the average will be calculated using the most recent, available, undergraduate or graduate marks.

Students who do not meet these minimum should not apply, as they will be disqualified.

You must submit your completed 2024-25 OGS application on or before the deadline specified by the Department/Program you are applying to. The deadline will appear in your OGS application manager once you select your program. Note that different programs have different OGS application deadlines.

  • To access the OGS application, please click on the link below, and you will be taken to a registration page.
  • Follow the instructions for "Applying for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship at Queen's" below to set up an OGS application account.
  • Then follow the instructions to complete and submit your 2024-25 OGS application.
  • The on-screen instructions will also help you successfully complete your application. These instructions appear at the top or bottom of the screen, or wherever a button which reads 鈥淐lick for details鈥 appears.

Access the Online OGS Application