Eligibility and Application

Find out if your university has a formal exchange agreement

You must ensure that your home university has a formal agreement with Queen's university. If your home university does not have an agreement with Queen's, unfortunately you cannot come to Queen's on exchange. You can see our partners on our website.


Investigate the application process at your university

If your school does have a formal agreement with Queen's, contact your home university's exchange and study abroad office. They can provide specific application details about your home university's requirements for the exchange program. Your home university must nominate you before you can apply to study at Queen's.


Apply to Queen's

After your home university exchange office has nominated you to study at Queen's, our Admission office will send you detailed instructions via email within 5 business days after the nomination. This will include a link to the online application and application instructions. You must submit any supporting documents to your home university exchange office. Your home office will send them directly to Queen's via a secure form. Official transcript should include, whenever possible, your current class enrollments. We do not accept direct applications from students.



Select Your Courses

Once you have received your acceptance from Queen's, the IPO Exchange Coordinator will contact students to provide additional information about courses and Queen's. You will be enrolled in a special online course, onQ, which will guide you through all steps of the pre-arrival and assist you during and after you time at Queen's. Students are strongly encouraged to follow this course frequently. Find out more about courses on offer and information about academics at Queen’s on the Course Selection page provided to you.


Prepare for Your Time at Queen's

Please read the "Pre-departure" and "Arriving at Queen's" pages. These pages provide information about, and resources to help you with, the steps you need to take prior to departure, and housing and support during your time at Queen’s. Look at the Incoming Exchange Student Guide for more details about what you should do before arriving in Kingston. The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) website also has lots of useful information about visas, banking, and more.

Language Requirements

All courses at Queen's University are taught in English. Students who are from countries where the language of instruction is not English must provide proof of their competency in English with their exchange application. For more information about the tests of facility of English that are accepted by Queen's, please consult the Undergraduate Admissions website.