Full-Time Tuition

Please Note: This program is not eligible for provincial tuition support in the form of student loans or grants.

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

Currently, total tuition for both terms is $14,167:

Term 1

Course Tuition*
ICL 810 $2,500.00 
ICL 820 $1,250.00
ICL 840 $1,250.00
Total $5,000.00

Term 2

Course Tuition*
ICL 830 $1,250.00 
ICL 850 $1,250.00
ICL 860 $1,667.00
Total $4,167.00

Term 3

Course Tuition*
ICL 870 $1,667.00 
ICL 880 $833.00
ICL 890 $2,500.00
Total $5,000.00

* Students will be required to pay student levy fees as well as the cost of the e-reader materials

Part-Time Tuition

It is possible to complete the Graduate Diploma on a part-time basis. Students who enrol in part-time studies will select courses each term, therefore tuition fees for each term will vary. To calculate your part-time tuition please refer to the course fee table below.

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. 

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

Course Fees



ICL 810: Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law (6 wks intensive)


ICL 820: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (6 wks)


ICL 830: Temporary Entry (6 wks)


ICL 840: Economic Immigration (6 wks) $1,250.00
ICL 850: Family Class Immigration (6 wks) $1,250.00
ICL 860: Refugee Law (8 wks) $1,667.00
ICL 870: Enforcement (8 wks)  $1,667.00
ICL 880: Citizenship Law (4 wks) $833.00
ICL 890: Practice Management (12 wks) $2,500.00
Total tuition (full time - 8 months)  $14,167.00

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 enrol 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 (PLL).

Example payment schedule: Full-time

Term  Date Course(s) Total Tuition (not including student levy) Tentative PPL Ammount
Fall 2021 (4 withdrawals)  No September withdrawal  ICL 810, 820, 840 $5,000.00 $0.00
  October 5 $1,250.00
  November 5 $1,250.00
  December 5 $1,250.00
  January 11 $1,250.00
Winter 2022 (3 withdrawals) No January withdrawal ICL 830, 850, 860  $4,167.00 $0.00
  February 5 $1,389.00
  March 5 $1,389.00
  April 5 $1,389.00
Summer 2022 (3 withdrawals) No May withdrawal ICL 870, 880, 890 $5,000.00 $0.00
  June 7 $1,666.67
  July 5 $1,666.67
  August 5 $1,666.67
Total     $14,167.00  

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). 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.

Benefits include:

  • Preferential pricing (Prime + 1%)
  • Interest-only payments during enrolment and 24-month grace period
  • Student is primary borrower; a co-signor may be required under certain circumstances
  • 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.

Niki Lianos

Greg McMillan

Cindy Pecarski

Bursaries and Awards

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) Academic Excellent Award:

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law, the full-time student with the highest overall grades in their cohort will receive the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) Academic Excellent Award. The value of the award is $1000.