Eligibility and Application


Semester in Shanghai is open to:

  • all undergraduate students in all plans at Queen's, including degree-seeking online* students.
  • all undergraduate students including citizens of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan (ROC) passport holders, and residents of Hong Kong and Macau.
  • students who will be entering third year or above in the September the program begins.
  • students in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 or higher, at the time of the application deadline.

*if you are a degree-seeking online student in a 3-year program you will need to submit an appeal to the Faculty of Arts and Science to take the Fall semester of your last year away from Queen's. Please note that a successful appeal is not automatically guaranteed.


Applicants must complete the following:

Applications will be evaluated according to:

  • Academic performance
  • Academic relevance to student's program
  • Motivation and preparation
  • Clarity of objectives and expectations.