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Queen's University

Eligibility for exchange

  • Must be enrolled full-time in second year* of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science and be returning to Queen's to complete an honours degree
  • Meet requirements of the exchange partner university regarding level of entry, term(s) of attendance and language competence where applicable
  • For partner institutions where the language of instruction is not English, students should be comfortable in university-level classes and, in most cases, require at least a 200-level university-level language or its equivalent
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher at the time of the application deadline (January); selected exchange partners require a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 


Applications may also be accepted from third-year students who wish to spend a term abroad during their fourth year and from fourth-year students who wish to spend a term abroad during a fifth year of their program. Applicants currently in their third or fourth year should be aware, however, that:

  1. The application must be accompanied by written permission from their department(s) of concentration at Queen's to undertake an international exchange experience
  2. The application must contain a detailed plan of proposed study at the intended host university, recognizing that entry to fourth-year courses in their area(s) of concentration may not be possible
  3. An exchange term abroad would normally not be permitted during the final term of their degree program at Queen's**
  4. Second-year applicants will normally be given priority**

**Exceptions can be made and require permission of the Vice-Provost (International).

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