Apply for the Academic Credit

Queen's University Political Studies Summer Institute: Academic Credit Application

Application Deadline

All applications for the academic credit stream of the QPSSI should be received by May 1, 2020 to allow for processing and the provision necessary immigration documentation. If you have missed the application deadline, please contact us at

How to apply:

Access the Queen’s application portal at

1. Create an account using a valid email address

2. Complete all sections of the application form. Please select the following choices from the drop-down menu as you will be applying as Letter of Permission/Non-Degree student.

  • Admit Type: Political Studies Summer Institute
  • Program: Non-Degree Arts and Science
  • Plan: Arts and Science Letter of Permission
  • Term: Fall 2019
    • Please note: this course runs in the Summer 2019 term, but you must select Fall 2019

3. Submit the application.  Please note that there is a standard Queen's admission application fee of $100 CDN.

4. Check your SOLUS Student Centre for a To-Do List of all required documentation and the status of your application. The link will be sent to you after you apply.

NOTESOLUS is the Queen’s Student On Line University System.  You will use SOLUS to manage all of your academic, financial, contact and admission details during - and after - your academic career at Queen's. 

5. The program will only be run if there is sufficient student demand for it. Please do not purchase your airline ticket before checking with us at

Supporting Application Documents

Once your application has been processed by the Admissions office, you will be asked to provide a Letter of Permission (LOP) from your home institution to meet the required documentation for admission to Queen’s University.

Accepting your offer

Once your application has been received and processed, QPSSI will send you an offer letter and an invoice which outlines your program fees and method of payment.  You must pay your tuition fees in full in order to confirm your place in the program.  Once you have accepted your offer and paid your fees, you will be sent a Letter of Acceptance and visa support letter that will enable you to apply for a visa (if applicable).

Visa Information

The Queen’s Political Studies Summer Institute is a short-term program (less than 6 months) so depending on your citizenship, you may be required to obtain a Temporary Resident (Entry) Visa (TRV).  The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has information about the application process.  Please read through the information carefully and give yourself enough time to file an application. For students whose countries of citizenship do not require a TRV for entry into Canada, you may study in Canada at the QPSSI as a visitor and are not required to apply for a TRV.  

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Citizens of all visa-exempt countries (excluding the United States) require an eTA before boarding a plane to Canada. An eTA costs $7.00 CAD, and is valid for 5 years or until the expiry of your passport (whichever comes first). Applications can be submitted online and will require a valid passport, e-mail address, and credit card.  In most cases, an eTA will be issued in minutes.