Welcoming International Visitors

We help host visitors to the Queen's Community

Some collaborations benefit from a face-to-face visit early on, while others would be better served through other forms of communication before a visit.

We are happy to assess the feasibility of a delegation. Simply ask the interested party to complete our International Visit Request Form, providing information regarding the purpose of the visit and we will assess how the visit aligns with the strategic goals of a department, faculty, and/or the university.

The variety of delegations which we provide support:

  • visitors from international institutions;
  • international government officials and diplomatic personnel;
  • institutions with formal agreements or long-standing relationships with Queen’s;
  • institutions seeking formal agreements with Queen’s that have interests or objectives that range across several academic disciplines;
  • visitors from the Matariki Network of Universities

Prospective Visitors, Submit the International Visit Request Form

Please provide us at least 30 days notice prior to the date of the prospective visit. Your request will be given careful consideration based on the information you provide on the form. 


Academic Visitors to a Department or Faculty

Queen’s University welcomes academic visitors to join our diverse environment of learning, inquiry and discovery. We appreciate the varied experiences and perspectives academic visitors bring to our campus, and the opportunities they provide for exchanging of ideas and research, and for creating international collaborations.

Making arrangements for an invitation: International faculty members seeking to visit specific departments and/or faculty members at Queen's should contact the appropriate Queen's unit or department.

Preparing to enter and stay in Canada: International visitors and their Queen's hosts can find information on immigration, health insurance requirements, and detailed information on preparing for a stay in Kingston on our International Visitors site.

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