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.
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Fall Semester: September - December
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GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
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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.
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:
- Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
- Nomination from Macquarie University
- English language proficiency for non-native speakers
- Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
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.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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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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Business; Law, security and intelligence; Science; Society, history and languages
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Arts, Sciences, Exchange, Queen, Canada
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