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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


Term Dates:

  • September to December and January to April

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

  • Fall semester and full-year: 30 April
  • Spring semester: 30 April

Programme Information

Exchange students should take 15 units per term/semester (30 units per year). Course information can be found using the Academic Calendar.


Academic Requirements/Restrictions

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.


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.


In the current academic year (2023-24) there was no space available in on-campus accommodation for exchange students. Students are encouraged to look for off-campus housing. The Queen's University International Centre provides resources to assist students to locate housing and you contact the Off-Campus Living Advisor for more information. 

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination


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Queen's University International Centre

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is committed to helping build diverse and inclusive communities for Queen’s students, staff, and faculty.

Find out more about QUIC
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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.

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.

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no summer opportunities at Queens. See other Summer School opportunities at our partner universities (internal weblink).


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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.

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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

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Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

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Returning Students

Find out what to do on your return