Semester Exchange - Queen's University

Semester Exchange - Queen's University

Queen’s University is one of the few universities in Canada with an integrated Faculty of Arts and Science. This integrated structure allows students to choose from a large selection of academic courses available at Queen’s in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, and life and physical sciences. The focus in the Faculty of Arts and Science is on developing the whole person: preparing citizens for an increasingly global society. Rather than passively absorbing knowledge, students learn how to investigate and think for themselves, putting their newly acquired knowledge to work.

The International Programs Office (IPO) provides academic support for internationalization in the Faculty of Arts and Science by delivering information and counsel to undergraduate Arts and Science students about international opportunities. The IPO also works cooperatively with its exchange partners all over the world and facilitates the integration of incoming students from partner universities into courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Country: Canada
Program Dates: Winter semester: 8 January - 26 April 2018 | Fall semester: 1 September to 20 December 2018
Type of program: Semester Exchange
Length of Program: 4 months
Language of Instruction: English
Course details: 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.
Course Information: Arts & Sciences Faculty Website | Academic Calendar | PDF List for 2017-18 Courses in Arts & Science

Accommodation: On-Campus Housing Website
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. It is 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 Kingston Student Housing Co-operative (aka Science ’44 Co-op)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Students must be in good academic standing at their home university
  • Students applying to the Faculty of Arts and Science should conduct thorough research to ensure the course offerings within this Faculty are appropriate for their program of study.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

Important notes:

Application Fee: No fee

Payment Options: No fee

Logistics Fees: No fee

Insurance: Students are covered by Macquarie International insurance and must purchase extra insurance to cover the mid-semester break and any travel taken before or after the official start and end dates for the semester abroad. All students must also pay to enrol in the mandatory Queen's University Health Insurance Plan

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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It is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Queen’s University is a community, 170+ years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is people. Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties, colleges and professional schools, as well as the Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Arts, Sciences, Exchange, Queen, Canada

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