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.

Queen’s complies with Government of Canada travel advisories. Queen’s does not permit student exchange to locations with active “avoid non -essential travel” or “avoid all travel” advisories. Please consult GAC travel advisories for your proposed exchange location. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Environmental Health and Safety (

You can also view our programs to find out more about them.

Search Partner Universities and Available Programs

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.

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Research Tools

See individual program pages for more tools to help you in your research and application.

University Name Destination Exchange Program GPA Options Available Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Language of Instruction Course Load Notes


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.

Selecting courses

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. 

Find out more about the Bilateral program

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.

Find out more about TASSEP

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.

Find out more about the St Andrews program

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.

Find about more about the Killam Fellowships Program

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.

Find out more about the OUI exchange programs