International Programs Office

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Find a University

Queen's has partnership agreements with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries worldwide.

 

When selecting a partner university you may wish to:

  • See where to go on exchange based on degree concentration (PDF, 304KB)
  • Determine the number of Spaces and Places 2018-2019
  • Look at the websites of partner institutions to get a feel for the university and its environment
  • Talk to past participants about their experiences at the International Exchange Fair in November
  • Visit the IPO or the International Resource Library at the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) which both contain printed materials from our exchange partners
  • Set out in writing your goals for the year or semester of the exchange program. This can prove invaluable during challenges along the road, and upon returning to Canada

A number of factors should come into consideration before reaching a decision on which institution might be most suitable, including:

  • academic program compatibility
  • interest in courses available at that institution
  • health and safety concerns
  • interest in a city or country
  • size of the institution or city
  • affordability
  • commitments in Canada prior to leaving or upon return

Why not also use our Exchange Decision Matrix (.XLSX, 23KB) to help you decide where to go?

Initial Course Selection and Transfer Credit Information
To assist you in selecting courses, Transfer Credit Reports have been made available (where possible). Click on the hyperlink under the "Course Load" heading in the tables below to access the reports.

It is your responsibility as the participant to identify the courses that are required for your degree program, in consultation with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in your department(s) of concentration. A final course selection can be made once you arrive arrive at the host institution.

Identification of previously processed transfer credits from the particular institutions listed neither guarantees future transfer credit for these courses nor excludes other possibly eligible choices. Outgoing students must in all cases consult with the appropriate academic units at Queen's in order to secure advance permission for a slate of courses at the host institution that will lead to transfer credit on their return. Students are reminded that a full course load must be taken at the partner institution in order to receive transfer credit for a full course load in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

NOTE: Any new exchange partners will NOT have a transfer credit report until a Queen's student has studied at the institution on exchange and brought back credits for transfer.

NOTE: The IPO facilitates the credit transfer process in consultation with academic departments to ensure that all requests for credit transfer are assessed fairly and in accordance with the policies and regulations of the Faculty. The actual decisions on transfer credits are made by the appropriate academic departments or units.

Partner Universities

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Australian National University Bilateral 3.0 Semester February - May July - October English 24 credits /semester Fact sheet
Curtin University Bilateral 2.75 Semester February - June N/A English 100 credits /semester Fact sheet
Macquarie University Bilateral 2.6 Semester February - June July - November English 12 credit points /semester Exchange guide
Monash University Bilateral 3.0 Semester March - May July - October English 24 credit points /semester Fact sheet
University of Melbourne Bilateral 3.0 Semester March - July July - October English 50 points /semester Fact sheet
University of New South Wales Bilateral 3.0 Semester March - June July - November English 24 credits/semester Exchange guide
University of Queensland Bilateral 3.0 Semester March - June July - November English 8 units /semester Exchange guide
University of Sydney Bilateral 3.0 Semester March - June July - November English 24 units /semester Exchange guide
University of Western Australia Bilateral 3.0 Semester February - May July - October English 24 credits /semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Vienna University of Technology TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester October - January March - June German 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP fact sheet

TASSEP website

At least Queen's GRMN 200 or equivalent is required to participate in this exchange.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - May English 5 courses /semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester March - June August - December Spanish, English 50 credits /semester Fact Sheet

At least Queen's SPAN 204/205 or equivalent is required to participate in this exchange.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Fudan University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December February - June Chinese, English 15 credits /semester

Fact sheet

Renmin University of China Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - June Chinese, English TBD Not available
Tsinghua University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - July Chinese, English 15 credits /semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Aarhus University TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - June English, Danish 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

While knowledge of Danish is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of Helsinki Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December January - May English, Finnish, Swedish 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet

While knowledge of Swedish or Finnish is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarship Opportunities Resources
Lyon 3, Université Jean Moulin Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December January - June French, English 30 ECTS credits /semester French Embassy - Universities Canada Travel Grant

Fact Sheet

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Sciences Po Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - February February - June French, English 30 ECTS credits /semester French Embassy - Universities Canada Travel Grant Fact sheet
Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - June French 30 ECTS credits /semester  

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Université Grenoble Alpes TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - June French, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester  

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Paris 6, Université de Pierre et Marie Curie TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - December February - May French, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester  

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Paris 11, Université Paris-Sud TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - May French 30 ECTS credits /semester  

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Toulouse 3, Université Paul Sabatier TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January January - May French, English 30 ECTS credits /semester  

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Ontario/Rhône-Alpes Student Exchange Program

Consortial 2.6 Terms available vary Semester dates vary Semester dates vary French, English

30 ECTS credits /semester

Transfer Credit Reports

 

ORA website

Flyer

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Universität Heidelberg Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester October - February April - July German 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
Universität Tübingen Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester October - February April - July German, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester

Fact sheet

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester October - March April - September German 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Technische Universität Berlin TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester October - March April - September German 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange Program

Consortial 2.6 Terms available vary Semester dates vary Semester dates vary German, English

30 ECTS credits /semester

Transfer Credit Reports

OBW website

Flyer

Brochure

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Chinese University of Hong Kong Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December January - May English, Chinese, Putonghua 15 units /semester (five courses) Fact sheet
University of Hong Kong Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - November January - April English 30 credits /semester Fact sheet

While knowledge of Chinese or Putonghua is beneficial for courses at CHUK it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University College Dublin Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December January - April English 30 ECTS credits /semester

Fact sheet

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester October - January February - July English 12-20 credits /semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Università di Bologna TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester August - January January - June Italian, English 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP website

At least ITLN 204/205 or equivalent is required to participate.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of the West Indies, Mona Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - May English 5 courses/semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Keio University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester April - September September - March   Japanese, English 7 courses /semester Fact sheet
Kwansei Gakuin University Bilateral 2.6 Full year September - January February - March April - July Japanese 8-14 credits + 1 Japanese language course (3 credits) / semester

Fact sheet

Contemporary Japan Program

Tohoku University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester October - February April - August   Japanese, English 13 - 20 credits/semester Website
Waseda University Bilateral 2.6 Full year April - August September - February   Japanese, English 40 credits/year Fact sheet

At least Queen's JAPN 100 or equivalent is required to participate.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Tecnológico de Monterrey Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - May June - July English, Spanish 5 - 6 courses (max. 48 units) /semester

Cuernavaca Campus Fact Sheet

Mexico City Campus Fact Sheet

While knowledge of Spanish is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
École de Gouvernance et d'Économie de Rabat (EGE Rabat) Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - May French, English 30 ECTS credits /semester Exchange Guide

While knowledge of French is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: School of Economics

Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - December January - April/June English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
University College Maastricht Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - February February - July English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
University College Utrecht Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester August - December January - May English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
University of Groningen Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester February - July September - February English, Dutch 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
Leiden University Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January February - May English, Dutch 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet

While knowledge of Dutch is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of Auckland Bilateral 2.6 Semester March - July July - November January - March English 60 points /semester Fact sheet
University of Canterbury Bilateral 2.6 Semester February - June July - November November - February English 60 points /semester

Fact sheet

University of Otago Bilateral 2.6 Semester February - June July - November November - February English 72 points /semester Fact sheet
Victoria University of Wellington Bilateral 2.6 Semester March - July July - November November - February English 60 points /semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of Oslo Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - June English, Norwegian 30 ECTS credits/semester Fact sheet

While knowledge of Norwegian is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Nanyang Technological University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - November January - May English Min. of 15 AU credits /semester Fact sheet
National University of Singapore Bilateral & Tri-SEP 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - May English 20 credits /semester Fact sheet

The National University of Singapore is also an available partner university through the Tri-SEP: Dual Placement Exchange Program.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Korea University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December March - June English, Korean 15 credits /semester Fact sheet

While knowledge of Korean is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Universidad de Navarra Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - December January - May Spanish, English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact sheet
Universidad de Salamanca Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - February February - June Spanish 30 ECTS credits /semester

Fact sheet

Introductory Video

Universidad Complutense de Madrid TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester October - February February - July Spanish 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao Campus TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - February February - June Spanish, Basque, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester TASSEP website
Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian Campus TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - May Spanish, Basque, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester TASSEP website

With the exception of the Universidad de Navarra, at least Queen's SPAN 204/205 or equivalent is required.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarships Available Resources
Lund University Bilateral  2.6 Full year or semester September - January January - June English, Swedish 30 Swedish credits /semester

SWEA Toronto Scholarship

Fact sheet

Uppsala University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January January - June English, Swedish 30 Swedish credits /semester   Fact sheet

While knowledge of Swedish is beneficial it is not a prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of Geneva TASSEP 2.6 Full year or semester September - February February - June French, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

University of Lausanne Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January February - July French, some English 30 ECTS credits /semester

Fact Sheet

Brochure

Courses in English

Competency in French is a required prerequisite.

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
National Taiwan University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - January February - July English minimum of 15 credits / semester Fact sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester August - December January - May English 5 courses /semester Fact Sheet
University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Resources
Bilkent University Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - May Turkish, English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact Sheet
Boğaziçi University (Bosphorus) Bilateral 2.6 Full year or semester September - January February - June English 30 ECTS credits /semester Fact Sheet
Koç University Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January February - June Turkish, English 5 3-credit courses /semester Fact Sheet

England

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarships Available Resources
Durham University Bilateral 3.0 Full year October - December January - March April - June (exams) English 120 credits /year BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Essex Bilateral 3.0 Full year October - December January - June   English 120 credits /year BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Leeds Bilateral 3.0 Full year September - December January - March   English 60 credits /semester BUTEX Scholarship

Fact sheet

University of Leicester Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September/October - December/January January - May/June   English 60 credits/semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Liverpool Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January January - June   English 60 credits/semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Manchester Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January February - June   English 60 credits /semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Sheffield Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - February February - June   English 60 credits /semester

BUTEX Scholarship

Exchange guide

YouTube

University of Warwick Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester October - December January - March April - June English

Please review Structure of Terms document

BUTEX Scholarship

Fact sheet

Structure of Terms

Course Options for Part-Year Study

Part-Year Module Handbook

Northern Ireland

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarships Available Resources
Queen's University Belfast Bilateral & TASSEP 3.0 Full year or semester September - January February - June English 60 CATS points /semester BUTEX Scholarship

Fact sheet

TASSEP Fact sheet

TASSEP website

Queen's University Belfast is limited to accepting Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics students through the TASSEP exchange program. This restriction does not apply to the bilateral exchange program.

Scotland

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarships Available Resources
University of Aberdeen Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - January January - June English 60 credits /semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Edinburgh Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - December January - May English 60 credit modules /semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of Glasgow Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - December January - May English 60 credit modules /semester BUTEX Scholarship Fact sheet
University of St Andrews Multifaculty & Tri-SEP 3.2 Full year September - January February - May English 120 credits  

Fact sheet

University of Strathclyde Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester September - December January - May English 60 credits /semester BUTEX Scholarship

Fact sheet

Guide to Choosing Courses

The University of St Andrews is also an available partner university through the Tri-SEP: Dual Placement Exchange Program.

Wales

University Name Type of Exchange GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Language of Instruction Course Load Scholarships Available Resources
Cardiff University Bilateral 3.0 Full year or semester October - January January - June English 60 credits /semester BUTEX Scholarship

Fact Sheet