CANADAQueen's University, Kingston



Campus Location Kingston, Ontario
Campus Website
Disciplines of Study All sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science
Language of Instruction English
Course Equivalence  We offer full-year 6.0 unit courses extending throughout the Fall-Winter session and 3.0 unit courses offered within the Fall or Winter terms. A 6.0 unit course normally involves 72 hours of learning hours (laboratories and tutorials may also be required); a 3.0 unit course involves 36 hours.


One of Canada's leading universities, Queen's has an international reputation for quality, excellence and global outreach in the heart of a vibrant community.

Queen's invites international students, faculty, and researchers to join this diverse environment of learning, inquiry, and discovery, and to bring to Queen's their varied experiences and perspectives.

To help exchange students adjust to life at Queen’s University, both in and out of the classroom, the IPO and the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) provide orientation sessions at the start of term.

All Arts and Science courses are open to exchange students provided that they have the appropriate prerequisite courses. Please note that availability may be limited in some departments. Students may have the option to take courses from another Faculty; however, the majority of courses must be in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Courses for the upcoming academic year may be found on individual department websites starting in late March. Links to the various science department websites at Queen’s can be found in the list below.

On campus (residence):
A number of exchange students mention that they enjoy the convenience of staying in residence during their exchange at Queen’s. Undergraduate exchange students may choose between two residences, Harkness International Hall and Jean Royce Hall. To find more information about Queen's residence, please visit

The majority of upper-year Queen's students live off-campus, and many exchange students also choose this housing option. Sometimes exchange students are able to find accommodation in a house with other Queen's students who need an additional housemate. Finding appropriate living arrangements in Kingston can be a challenge – especially in the Fall term. We recommend that exchange students who choose to live off-campus should come to Kingston at least one week in advance to find adequate accommodation. One of the best off-campus housing options for exchange students is the Science '44 Co-op:

Queen’s Housing Databases:

Additional Links:

Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Computing
Department of Environmental Science
Department of Geography
Department of Geological Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Psychology