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Queen's University

Established by royal charter in 1841, Queen's University at Kingston (commonly known as Queen's) is a leading research university, highly-ranked in Canada for student experience.
Find out more at Queen's exchange webpage
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Number of places available: 2* full year places

*Please note number restrictions in each Faculty. They will accept:

  • Faculty of Arts and Science: 1 full year place
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science: 1 full year place

Key information

  • Queens University Website 
  • Exchanges Website
  • Important Visa Information: Students applying for Canadian study permits will be required to travel to London to complete a bio metrics register. The High Commission in London has advised that the minimum time for turn around of visa's is two months. For more information click here.


Term Dates

  • September to December and January to April

Application Deadlines (once allocated a Global Opportunities place by Durham):

  • Fall semester and full-year: March 31st
  • Spring semester: March 31st

Academic Information

Available courses can be found using the Academic Calendar. Queen's University may restrict incoming exchange students by faculty.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This faculty includes:

  • Computing
  • Life & Physical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Creative Arts
  • Languages

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. This faculty includes:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry

Faculty of Law

Students should be aware that not all courses may be available to exchange students. Your course choices will be submitted to the relevant academic advisor at Queen's for approval and then on arrival, you will register for those you have been approved for.


Queen's University limits the areas in which they will accept Durham students. Please see individual subject information through the Queen's Academic Calendar for restrictions.

Language Requirement

The language of instruction at Queen's is English. If you are non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.


Exchange students have a wide variety of housing options to choose from at Queen's. There are residence halls and off campus housing available. Queen's has designated buildings at Jean Royce Hall that are available to exchange students. Rooms are assigned by computer lottery and are not guaranteed. There are optional meal plans available. Accommodation must be applied for online. 

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination


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Queen's Exchange Factsheet

Queen's have produced an online guide to their student experience

Read the exchange factsheet
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Inclusive Queen's

Queen’s students, faculty, and staff come from every imaginable background – small towns and suburbs, urban highrises, Indigenous communities, and from more than 100 countries around the world. Find out more about Inclusive Queen's support available

Find out more about Inclusive Queen's

Further support through Inclusive Queen's includes:

Student Support

In addition to Inclusive Queen's, the university has a great support network and have Student Services offering assistance in academic and accessibility support, counselling and tutoring.

Summer Opportunities

See the Summer Opportunities webpages.

Other Information

  • Students may be required to submit a medical certificate along with an application.
  • Students are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). This is compulsory and costs roughly $408 for the year.


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Discover more

Durham and Queen's are partners in the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Matariki is the Māori name for the group of stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. MNU promotes academic learning and personal growth through extracurricular activities in diverse scholarly communities.

Discover more about MNU

GO Full Year Study: Step by Step

How does it work?

Find out details of how full-year GO study works

Where can I go?

Find out about Durham's partner universities

How to apply

Find out the application process

Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

Help and advice for returning students

Returning Students

Find out what to do on your return