International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Exchange programs are available to Arts and Science students who are:

  • 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 and be returning to Queen's to complete an honours degree
  • In good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 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

The consortial (multifaculty) exchange, Tri-SEP Dual Placement exchange, and St Andrews exchange programs have additional eligibility criteria, outlined on the relevant program application. 

Did you transfer to Queen's University from another university and now are considering applying for exchange? Make sure to upload a copy of your previous institution's transcript to your application. This is the only additional application step for you.

Because of the high demand for exchanges at Queen's, the application process is competitive, and placements cannot be guaranteed for all qualified applicants. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee you will be nominated for exchange, or that you will be accepted by your host university.

Nomination and application to host university
If you are successful in your application for exchange the IPO will nominate you to the host university. Following this nomination you will be required to apply to the host university for entry. Please note that being nominated does not mean that you will automatically be accepted by your host university.
Note to students regarding Dean's honour list and exchange

Students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with Academic Regulation 12: Dean's Honour List. Students seeking clarification are invited to visit Faculty of Arts & Science, Student Services, Dunning Hall, Main Floor.

Note to students currently in their Third and Fourth Years

Applications may also be accepted from third-year students who wish to spend a term abroad during their fourth year and from fourth-year students who wish to spend a term abroad during a fifth year of their program. Applicants currently in their third or fourth year should be aware, however, that:

  • An additional required supporting document is a detailed plan of proposed study (please use this Academic Plan Form) for each host university listed on the application, recognizing that entry to fourth-year courses in their area(s) of concentration may not be possible. The student's Undergraduate Chair(s) must review the completed the Form and approve the plan by signing the Form. The signed Form must be submitted with the application by the deadline for the application to be considered complete.
  • An exchange term abroad would normally not be permitted during the final term of their degree program at Queen's
  • Second-year applicants will normally be given priority