International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Eligibility and Application

Step 1: 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 not, you may be interested in pursuing the study abroad option and studying at Queen's as a visiting student.

Step 2: 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 for specific application details pertaining to your home university's requirements for the exchange program. All students applying for the Queen's exchange program must be nominated by their home university in order to study at Queen's.

Step 3: Apply to Queen’s University

After you have been nominated to study at Queen's by your home university exchange office, detailed instructions and a link to an online application form will be sent to you directly from our University Admissions office by email. You will be instructed to complete the application form and submit the supporting documents to your home university exchange office, to be sent directly to Queen's University. We do not accept direct applications from students.

Step 4: Select Your Courses

Upon acceptance to Queen's, the IPO Exchange Coordinator will contact students to provide additional information about course offerings.

Find out more about courses on offer and information about academics at Queen’s on the Course Selection page provided to you.

Step 5: Prepare for Queen’s

Please read the “Preparing for Queen’s” page carefully. This page provides basic information about the steps you need to take prior to departure, and housing and support during your time at Queen’s. Refer to 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 will be required to provide proof of their competency in English with their exchange application. For more information about the test of facility of English that are accepted by Queen's, please consult the table on the Undergraduate Admissions website.


Applications for the Fall Term (September - December) and Full Year (September 2020 - April 2021) are due at Queen's by 30 April 2021.

Applications for the Winter Term (January - April 2020) are due at Queen's by 30 September 2021.

An earlier deadline for both terms allows Queen's to provide more course enrollment opportunities for incoming exchange students. Please let us know as soon as possible if you anticipate difficulties with this deadline. Details about the application process will be forwarded to your home university.