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Application Deadlines & Start Dates

•    September start - Application deadline:  April 1 (Document deadline: June 15)
•    January start - Application deadline:  August 1 (Document deadline: September 15)

These deadlines are firm and include the submission of all supporting documentation (transcripts, references and language scores (if required)).

Note: Admissions decisions will be communicated after the application deadline has closed, and normally no later than two months prior to program start date.

Prior to submission, please review our Admissions page for a detailed list of requirements to ensure you are meeting the application requirements, as well as the Handbook of Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures, which can be found HERE.

Applications are managed electronically via Queen’s School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs secure application portal. By clicking the "Apply Now" button below, you will be directed to the application portal, where you can create an account and password and initiate the application process.

Applicants for the "access category" apply through the regular admissions portal but should include additional information in their Statement of Interest and send a detailed resume demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience to immigrationdiploma@queensu.ca by the application deadline. To learn more about the access category please visit our Admissions or FAQ page.

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How to Apply 

GDipICL Program Application

Applications for admission to graduate programs are completed and submitted on the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website, including an online form and step-by-step instructions for setting up your account.

Please use the Admission Checklist prior to submitting your application to ensure you have all necessary documentation required to complete your application. 

Once an application is submitted, no further changes can be made. 

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all documents are submitted by the application deadline. 

Applications will not be deemed complete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until transcripts, degree certificates, references and English language test scores (if required) are received.

Note: Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required to submit an official transcript (envelopes from the institution cannot be opened) from all universities they have attended except for Queen's. Transcripts sent from the issuing university should be sent to:

School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Queen's University
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

Applicants wishing to apply as an “access” candidate should apply through the regular admissions portal and are requested to identify the life circumstances that may have prohibited, presented barriers, and/or discouraged access to advanced degree studies, in their Statement of Interest (see admissions page). Applicants must also send a detailed resume demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience to immigrationdiploma@queensu.ca by the application deadline. Some examples of relevant work experience include prior work as a paralegal, community legal worker or in the immigration sector. To learn more about the access category please visit our Admissions or FAQ page.

Single Course Enrolment Application

Applicants will need to have access to digital files of language test scores (if required) and official copies of all post-secondary transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, law etc.), preferably in PDF format, before beginning the application form.

Applications can be saved and revised for up to seven (7) days after starting the application process by revisiting the application link again using the device you began the application process.

There are two categories of single course enrollment: Interest Student for Program Credit or Interest Student for No Program Credit. Interest Students must meet all requirements for admission.

1. Interest Students - Program Credit: 

Students who do not wish to apply for the GDipICL can apply for a single course enrolment as an Interest Student for Program Credit. Once enrolled as an Interest Student, students can take no more than four GDipICL courses. Please note Program Credit students are required to take ICL 810, Foundations of Canadian Immigration Law prior to taking other courses. Please visit GDipICL Handbook, section 2.2.2 for further information.

2. Interest Students - No Program Credit:

Students who do not wish to apply for the GDipICL can apply for single course enrolment as an Interest Student for No Program Credit. Students registered for No Program Credit are expected to participate in all aspects of the course but are not required to complete course assessments (quizzes or final assignments) and accordingly are not assigned a letter grade upon completion of the course. Please visit GDipICL Handbook, section 2.2.2 for further information.

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Please note, you will need to have access to digital files of your language test results (if required – see below) and official copies of all post-secondary transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, law etc.), preferably in PDF format, before beginning the application form.

Students registered for Program Credit may be eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Program on either a full-time or part-time basis, if the requirements for good standing are met (B- in all courses). Please ensure you have reviewed the admission requirements below before continuing.

Applications can be saved and revised for up to seven (7) days after starting the application process by revisiting the application link again using the device you began the application process.

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