Full-Time Tuition

Please note: In accordance with University policies and procedures, tuition and course fees are subject to change, and may be updated or adjusted at any time. You can find the most up-to-date fee information on the Office of the University Registrar website. 

Tuition for the program is assessed on a per-term, per-course basis. 

Currently, total tuition for all terms is $15,176 (as of September 1, 2023)

Tuition Cost per Course



ICL 810: Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law


ICL 820: Ethics and Professional Responsibility


ICL 830: Temporary Entry


ICL 840: Economic Immigration


ICL 850: Family Class Immigration


ICL 860: Refugee Protection & Trauma-Informed Client Service


ICL 870: Enforcement – Inadmissibility, Detention and Removal


ICL 880: Citizenship


ICL 890: Immigration Practice Management


Part-Time Tuition

It is possible to complete the Graduate Diploma on a part-time basis. Students who enroll in part-time studies will select courses each term, therefore tuition fees for each term will vary

Please note that you must take ICL 810: Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law before any other course. Part-time students may take one or two courses per term. All courses must be finished in nine terms total. 

Part-time 24- and 36-month applications are considered on a limited basis for Fall (September) admission cycles; only 24-month part-time applications are considered for Winter (January) admission cycles.  

For further information about the part-time study option, please contact immigrationdiploma@queensu.ca.

Tuition Deposit

All incoming students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable tuition deposit upon accepting an offer of admission.  

The tuition deposit must be paid in full to secure your enrolment in the GDipICL program for the upcoming term.  

The tuition deposit will be applied to your student account and towards your tuition fees. Confirmation of your deposit will appear in your SOLUS account, and the amount will be applied to your first term tuition payment. Details on how to make payments can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

Details regarding fees may be found on the Office of the University Registrar's website.

Payment Options

Queen's offers two ways to pay tuition:

Option 1: Term fees paid in full at the start of the term.

Option 2: Once accepted to the program, students can visit SOLUS (Queen's course selection and planning platform) to enroll in Queen's Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPL).

The PPL is a payment program open to eligible graduate students only, who have NO DEBT from a prior Academic Year. There is no fee, or extra charge, to join the payment plan.

The PPL can also be used for part-time studies, with payment for tuition spread out over the term and pro-rated according to the total fees for classes taken that term (please see the course fee schedule above).

For details about the PPL please visit Queen's Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPL).

RBC Line of Credit

Queen's Law has partnered with RBC to offer a student line of credit tailored to your needs, for both full-time and part-time studies (subject to credit approval). Any student interested in access the RBC line of credit must reach out to one of the contacts listed below.  They are familiar with our program and will determine your eligibility and financial needs.

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

Learn More about the RBC Student Line of Credit Information For Graduate Diploma in Immigration & Citizenship Law At Queen’s University.

Benefits include:

  • Preferential pricing (Prime + 1%)
  • Interest-only payments during enrolment and 24-month grace period
  • Student is primary borrower; Please note: a co-signer is often required for approval
  • Opportunity to establish credit rating and develop an independent relationship with a financial institution

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

Mark Dean

Flora Paiker


Immigration and Citizenship Law Bursary

Established in October 2020 and revised in March 2021 by Queen’s Faculty of Law. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to full-time students entering the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. The number of awards granted are limited, and therefore not all applicants applying for this bursary will be granted bursary assistance. 

Please visit the Student Awards Webpage for more information: Queen’s Bursary Forms


Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC-ACCPI) Award of Academic Excellence

Awarded based on academic excellence to students graduating from the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. The value of the award is $1,700 awarded to 4 students annually.

Officio, Immigration Software – Ethics & Professionalism Scholarship 

Awarded based on academic excellence in the Ethics and Professional Responsibility course to students graduating with a Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. The value of the award is $1,500 awarded to 2 students annually.

Legal Professionals Education Network – Legal Professionals Education Network Scholarship

Awarded based on academic excellence in the Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law course to students graduating from the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.  The value of the award is $1,250 awarded to 2 students annually.

Ban Righ Centre Emergency Bursaries and Spring Awards

The Ban Righ Centre assists mature women-identified students of all ages. If you identify as a woman and have been out from formal post-secondary school for a period of 2 years or more and/or you are a mother and you demonstrate financial need, please consider applying for financial support through our emergency bursaries or through our Spring Awards. For more information about our services and for financial assistance, please email banrighcentre@queensu.ca and visit Ban Righ Centre | Queen's University (queensu.ca)  

Please Note: Awards are for in-program students only and do not require an application.