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Graduate Studies Admission & Registration Agreements and Exchanges

Agreements and Exchanges
Queen's-Trent Agreement

This is an agreement with Trent University to permit suitably qualified faculty at Trent University to offer graduate courses and undertake the supervision of graduate students enrolled at Queen's University. All graduate students in courses offered by, and/or supervised by, faculty at Trent University who are participating in this agreement will be registered at Queen's University. Initial inquiries should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies at Queen's or the Graduate Office at Trent University.

Queen's/Royal Military College Visiting Graduate Student Agreement

Students from either university are permitted to take courses at the graduate level at the host university for degree credit at their home university. Courses may not be audited. Fees are paid at the home university.

Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) Plan

This plan allows a graduate student of an Ontario university to take graduate courses at another Ontario university while remaining registered at the home university. The plan allows the student to bypass the usual application for admission procedures to the host university and facilitates transfer of course credits to the home university. The student pays fees to the home university and is classed as 'visiting graduate student' at the host university, to which no fees are paid. The student must make application for study under this Plan by completion of a special application form which is available at departmental/program offices or from the School of Graduate Studies. Students may not audit courses under this plan nor enroll in any courses which are not to be credited towards their degree program. The student must be registered at Queen's as full-time off-campus.

German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.  Among other funding opportunities, DAAD offers research grants and/or study scholarships for students with at least a Bachelor's degree to either study or do research in Germany.  

Departments/Programs are informed annually of this competition and the applicable deadline(s).  As a partner university with DAAD, Queen's University may nominate one "priority candidate" for these competitions.  The priority candidate will be placed in a separate application pool in the DAAD national competition.  Even with this status, competition for the limited number of awards is still very strong. A subcommittee of the Fellowship Committee of the School of Graduate Studies will evaluate all eligible applications using the same criteria that the DAAD Selection committee will use: the overall excellence of the academic record, the proposed plan of study/research, and the applicability of the proposal to German institutes of higher education, archives or research institutes.  Although Queen's can only nominate one priority candidate, all other, non-nominated, eligible applications will be forwarded to DAAD and placed in the general competition.  
The School of Graduate Studies administers the applications for the DAAD annual competitions for: 
   Study Scholarships: available to highly qualified undergraduates enrolled in their final year, and graduate students of all disciplines, to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master's degree program.  Individuals wishing to complete a doctoral program in Germany are also invited to apply for a Study Scholarship.  The Study Scholarship is for 10 months and must take place during the German academic year (October 1 to July 31).  Students in degree-granting courses in Germany may receive an extension of up to one year for Master's programs and two years for doctoral programs.  All study scholarship holders must take courses at a German university. 

   Research Grants: available to highly qualified students enrolled in any graduate program, including Ph.D. candidates who are nearly complete (all but dissertation) who wish to carry out post-doctoral research at universities or institutes in Germany.  Current post-doctoral fellowship holders at Queen's University are also encouraged to apply.  All academic disciplines are eligible.  Research grants can be either short-term (1to 6 months) or long-term (7 to 10 months).  Short-term grants must occur between August and January.  Long-term grants must occur within the time frame of the German academic year (October 1  to July 31). 

NOTE: Undergraduates are NOT eligible to apply for Research Grants, but have many other opportunities to apply for funding for study or research in Germany.  Visit to find out more.  

Other Exchange Opportunities Queen's University has reciprocal exchange agreements with approximately 175 institutions. Some agreements are faculty-specific while others include multiple faculties. Some are specific to a particular Queen's department/program. Not all exchanges can accommodate graduate-level students. More information is available from the University's international studies website, here:
Graduate Studies Admission & Registration Agreements and Exchanges
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