International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I eligible for exchange?
Please see the eligibility page for eligibility criteria. Some programs have additional criteria which are listed on the application page.
If I go on exchange, will I be able to retain my current scholarships and bursaries?
Yes, when you return to Queen's, scholarships and bursaries may be retained and renewed, provided the conditions of the award have been have been met while studying on exchange.
Do my marks count while I am on exchange, since it is pass or fail?
Yes they do. Although you are only required to achieve an equivalent of 63-66.9% in each course while studying abroad to receive the course credit at Queen's, your grades are still important. The marks from the partner institution are assessed for prerequisites and scholarships, in addition to whether or not the credit will be awarded. Also, when applying to postgraduate programs, institutions may require that you send transcripts from Queen's and the partner institution.
If I get accepted to go on exchange, does that mean I also got accepted by the host university?
No. After you get accepted to go on exchange with Queen's, you still have to apply to the host university directly. The application process differs at each university, and you should check their website for information about how to submit your applications and other requirements.
My application for an international exchange program was declined. What are my other options?
Unfortunately, we don't always have enough places with our exchange partners to meet student demand. However, there are many international opportunities offered through the IPO in which you can participate. You may wish to consider an independent study abroad experience, which enables you to study almost anywhere in the world. Also, the Queen's University International Centre(QUIC) website has a variety of resources that you can look into when searching for other options.