Oslo Exchange Program

Would you like to be a GNDS exchange student and go to the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo in Norway for one term?

Oslo

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen's and the Centre at Oslo have set up a Women's Studies student exchange program and if you are a second year GNDS concentrator, you are invited to apply.


Application Information & Criteria

The Faculty of Arts and Science has developed a number of exchanges with overseas universities. Under this arrangement, Queen’s students spend part or all of their third year at one of the partner universities but pay tuition and ancillary fees to Queen’s. All second-year Arts and Science students are eligible to apply upon condition that they return to Queen’s to complete their honours year. A minimum average of 70 to 75 per cent on first-year marks is required to be considered for most exchange programs. All students selected to participate in an international exchange are eligible to apply for an exchange bursary. On returning from an international exchange, students are also eligible to apply for the Dean's Special Scholarship for Students Returning from Exchange. Applications will be accepted by the International Programs Office until the final deadline for receipt of applications January 10. For deadline information, click here.

To apply to the Gender Studies Exchange program in Oslo you must go to the International Programs Office and pick up a general application form or go online to Applying for Exchange. Under the section that asks you to list your choices by priority you should enter “GNDS at Oslo.” If you wish to be considered for the general exchange to Oslo, you should also enter “Oslo” as another choice.

In addition to the general Arts and Science criteria, the Department of Gender Studies has the following selection criteria:

Academic Preparation: at least one (3.0) GNDS course normally with 75% average or higher
Extra-curricular/volunteer work: preference will be given to a student with women’s or gender related community work
General suitability: ability to benefit from the exchange
Overall assessment: we will take all criteria into consideration, e.g. grades are major factor but not the sole criterion.
Although the GNDS selection committee will not normally hold interviews, in the event of a tie it might be necessary.

Please contact the Department of Gender Studies for more details.
Click here for info on Maame Debrah’s Oslo Exchange.