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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 more than 120 countries worldwide. As one of the 1,300 international students that make up about 7% 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

First-year: 
China, USA, South Korea
Graduate: 
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. And 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.

Pre-Arrival and Arrival

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) and provide resources for preparing for your time at Queen's as well as information on arrival to Canada, Queen's University, and Kingston.