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The Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program

CANADAQueen's University, Kingston




it is uncommon for exchange students to enroll in research-based science courses because of limited space



Campus Location Kingston, Ontario
Campus Website http://www.queensu.ca
Disciplines of Study

Courses are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Please use the below links to view course offerings in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the undergraduate level. At this time, courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Graduate Studies are not available to TASSEP students

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 220-240 hours of learning hours (laboratories and tutorials may also be required); a 3.0 unit course involves 110-130 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 International Programs Office (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 to apply to Jean Royce Hall. To find more information about Queen's residence, please visit http://residences.housing.queensu.ca/.




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: http://www.studenthousingkingston.ca/.”

Queen’s Housing Databases:

 International Housing Office (IHO) Listings: http://quic.queensu.ca/resources/housing-support/long-term-options/international-housing-office-listings/.

  Queen’s Apartment and Housing Listing Service: http://housing.queensu.ca/community_housing/accommodationlistingservice.asp.

Queen’s AMS Marketplace: http://www.myams.org/marketplace/

Housing Anywhere: www.housinganywhere.com


Exchange Coordinator

Dr. Margaret Maliszewska 

International Programs Office

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B206
Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 | Canada

  Tel: 613 533 2815

maliszew @ queensu.ca

Incoming students

Nicky Gayle

nicky.gayle @ queensu.ca




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


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