The IPO offers 5 exchange programs, each with their own unique features. All programs are open to Arts and Science students, while some are open to students from other faculties/schools. You may apply to more than one program. Please note that different programs have different application procedures. All exchange programs are subject to the Exchange Programs Policy.
In the table below you can find key information including which partners are in which country/destination, which partners are available on which program(s), and required GPA. You can also find out whether you can apply for a semester or full-year, approximate semester dates, language of instruction, required course load, and resources. You can:
- Search/filter partners/programs using any of these fields mentioned above by typing your search term in the Search box.
- Sort by University Name, Destination, or Program by clicking on the relevant column heading.
- View more details about a particular school, by clicking the "+" button to the left of the university name.
- (NEW) Spaces and Places 2024/25 (PDF, 249KB)
- (NEW) Exchange Capacity 2023/24 (PDF, 262 KB)
- Research checklist (PDF, 118KB)
- Helpful Guide to Applying for Exchange (PDF, 118KB)
See individual program pages for more tools to help you in your research and application.
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Courses on Exchange
It is your responsibility as the participant to identify the courses that are required for your degree program. We encourage you to do this in consultation with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in your department(s) of concentration. You can make a final course selection once you arrive at the host institution. Please remember that entry into courses is not guaranteed.
To guide you in your course selection, look for the Transfer Credit Report that you can find on most partner profiles in the table above. These reports are not restrictive, meaning that there may be other courses at the host university you can take and which may be eligible for transfer credit.
Bilateral Exchange Program
The bilateral exchange program is the largest program. With over 100 partners universities in more than 30 countries, this program is open to students in any discipline in Arts and Science.
Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP)
The TASSEP program is an exchange program for science students only. It has 14 partner universities in 6 European countries.
St Andrews Exchange Program
The full-year St Andrews Exchange Program is one of the oldest and most prestigious exchange programs at Queen's. It is open to Arts and Science and Smith Engineering students, and comes with a scholarship valued at CAD$8,000.
Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Exchange Program is a highly competitive exchange program open to students in Arts and Science and Smith Engineering. It places successful applicants at one of 17 US partner universities. Successful students receive a USD$5,000 per semester award and other benefits.
Ontario Universities International (OUI) Exchange Programs
OUI exchange programs are open to students in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Law. The Ontario Baden-Württemberg program offers 9 partner universities in Germany. The Ontario Rhône-Alpes programs offers 10 partner universities/Grand Écoles in France.