OUI Exchange Programs

  • Who: Undergraduate Arts and Science students in an Honours program and Law students
  • Where: France or Germany
  • When: Fall and Winter
  • How long: Fall and/or Winter
  • For academic credit? Yes
  • GPA requirement: 2.8 cum GPA
  • Application fee: No
  • Program fee: $200 (payable at time of acceptance, not application)
  • Costs borne by student: Travel documentation, flights, insurance, accommodation
  • Tuition: Payable to Queen's University
  • Financial assistance: TBD
  • OSAP eligible: Yes

OUI logoOntario Universities International provides students at participating universities in Ontario access to partner universities in France and Germany. Participation in an OUI program offers the following benefits:

  • advising and support on both sides of the Atlantic
  • expedited admission to one of the world’s great universities
  • preferential placement in a student residence
  • continued eligibility for OSAP, OGS, and SSHRC scholarship support
  • immersion language courses (prior to studies commencing)

Not sure where to go? Search our partners to find out where they are located, term dates, GPA requirement, resources, and more! Make sure you are looking at partner schools that have "OUI-ORA" or "OUI-OBW" in the "Exchange Program" column.

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Applications for OBW and ORA are now closed


You must be:

  • Enrolled in an Honours (four-year) program at Queen's.
  • Enrolled full-time in second year of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science or Faculty of Law and be returning to Queen's to complete an Honours degree
  • In good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher at the time of the application deadline (January).
  • Meet the requirements of the exchange partner university regarding level of entry, GPA, term(s) of attendance and language competence (typically a 200-level university-level language or its equivalent for partner institutions where the language of instruction is not English) where applicable. Language requirements are listed on the partner profiles.


Submit OUI application

Submit the relevant application and ensure you include all supporting documents listed on the OUI website:

Submit IPO application

After submitting the online OUI application, students will receive a PDF application summary. Students are required to submit this PDF application summary and supporting documents to the International Programs Office’s online OBW or ORA exchange program application. This mandatory application form ensures we can align your application data with our database, securing your application.

You do not need to pay the program fee now. You will be asked to pay if your application is successful and you accept your exchange offer.

Selection Process

Once received, the exchange program applications are forwarded to a faculty member for review. All successful candidates are forwarded to the IPO for final review and nomination to the appropriate OUI exchange program.

All students will receive a communication from the International Programs Office containing their results typically mid-March via Queen's email.


Want to learn more about exchange? While most students will start their research in 2nd year, it's never too early to begin! Come to one of our Fall info sessions such as Exchange 101, Get an A+ in Exchange, Funding Exchange, Meet the Partners, and more!

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Look at our resources covering safety, funding and budgeting, as well as identity-based resources to help you research and plan your exchange.

Start by looking at our budgeting tips