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Incoming International Students

[photo of studentsat Sidewalk Sale]Queen’s students are among the most academically accomplished in the country. They come from across Canada and 109 countries worldwide. As one of the more than 1,900 international students that make up 8.3% of the full-time student population studying at Queen's each year, you’ll meet people like yourself – and others who are very different. Your fellow students will be among the most interesting, creative and stimulating individuals you will ever encounter.

Whether you’re enrolled in a degree program at the undergraduate or graduate levels, an exchange program within a degree program, or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program, Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs – fostering learning experiences that are enriched by a research-intensive environment. Queen’s challenges students intellectually, and our students rise to the challenge.

Top 3 countries
of citizenship for international students

China, USA, United Kingdom
China, USA, India

Excellence is pursued not just in the classroom or laboratory, but in our sports teams, student government, and myriad clubs and societies. Through the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) and other organizations, you will find the support and resources you need at Queen’s to help you settle into life at a new university and in a new country. We invite you to become part of our community, and to share in the Queen’s spirit – a bold, enduring spirit of initiative.

Undergraduate brochure for international students (4 MB)

Queen's 2016 Viewbook (6 MB)

School of Graduate Studies brochure for international students (2 MB)

Pre-Arrival and Arrival

[QUIC logo]Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides assistance to all international students, staff, and faculty coming to Queen's. Their dedicated staff can assist you with obtaining the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), with Canadian permits and visas, health insurance, finding housing and work, and cultural orientation.

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QUIC hosts orientation activities for international students, graduate and undergraduate, in September and January, including a "Learning to Love Winter" session.