a. 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. Normally, an administrative fee of $1100 for a term-length course, and $2200 for a full year course, will be assessed by the host university, to be paid by the home university.
The student must make application for study under this Plan by completion of a special application form which is available at departmental 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.
b. 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.
c. Reciprocal Exchange Student: A student from a university with which Queen's has a formal reciprocal exchange agreement may register at Queen's for non degree study while remaining registered at the home university. Application is made to the University and upon the recommendation of the Graduate Department/Program, the student may be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies as a Reciprocal Exchange Student. The student is allowed to take graduate courses for a period up to one year, depending on the terms of the exchange agreement. The student pays fees at the home university.
d. Visiting Research Student: A student who is registered in a graduate level program at a home university may register at Queen's for non degree study to join a research group. Upon the recommendation of a research supervisor and the Graduate Department/Program, such a student can be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies as a Visiting Research Student at Queen's University for a period up to one year. Visiting Research Students shall be assessed student activity fees.
International Visiting Research Students are also responsible for paying for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), which is the mandatory health plan for all international students who will have an association with Queen's University for 3 weeks or longer. Any dependents accompanying the Visiting Research Student must also have UHIP coverage. UHIP is a primary insurance plan that provides basic medical coverage for most doctor and hospital services in Ontario. More information can be found here: http://quic.queensu.ca/incoming/uhip.asp.