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Queen's University
 

 

         

 

International Students

 

Queen's University is a world-class institution whose alumni are spread across the globe in over 155 countries. 

We take great pride and pleasure in welcoming students to Queen's, to Kingston, and to Canada.

Here you can find information on services and programs that will help you make the most of your time with us.


  • Citizenship
     

    If you are not a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or a person registered as an Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act, you are charged the international fee (see Undergraduate Tuition Fees - International or Graduate Tuition Fees - International).

     

    A number of exemptions may apply to International students. A short description of each of these categories follows. Each of these cases must be examined individually by fee assessment staff in the Office of the University Registrar, in Gordon Hall.

     

    International students who qualify for an exemption are charged domestic fees (see relevant Domestic fees schedule on the Fees section of our website. International students with questions about their fees or payments can contact the Office of the University Registrar by telephone at 613-533-6894 or by fax at 613-533-2068.

  • Exemption Categories
     

    To be exempt from the international fee rate, a person must fall into one of the exemption categories. A complete listing can be viewed in the following PDF:

     

    International Fee Exemption Categories (17 KB)

  • Status Changes
     

    If your status in Canada changes during the term it must be reported with supporting documents to the Office of the University Registrar.

     

    Documentation must be provided before the Ontario government enrolment count dates to affect fees for that term:

     

    Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
    01 November 01 November
    01 February 01 February
    25 May 30 June
    23 July
  • Tuition Bursaries (Graduate Students only)

    New Students entering in May 1996 or later receiving tuition bursaries will receive them through 6 terms for Master's students and 12 terms for Doctoral students subject to satisfactory progress.

     

  • Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)
     

    The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC), provides non-academic support to international students, staff and their families. QUIC also promotes and supports the study and work abroad activities of Queen's students, staff and faculty.

     

    Services for international students include: University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP),  Orientation and welcome activities, advising and immigration information, English Language Support, trips and club support. Through its activities the Centre promotes an internationally-informed and cross-culturally sensitive university community. 

     

    To find out more about all the services available for International Students and those interested in studying, working, volunteering, interning or teaching abroad please visit the QUIC website.

  • International Housing Program
     

    The International Housing Office, located in the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC), offers information regarding housing to all in-coming Queen's International community members.  The Office provides resources to find temporary accommodation as well as off-campus housing for up to two terms, and to clarify housing terms.  The International Housing Office provides an online listing that assists Queen's International community members with their off-campus housing search.  Out-going students may use the listing to post their accommodation sublet prior to departure.

     

    For further information on this service, please contact the International Housing Coordinator.


    Telephone: +1-613-533-2604
    Web:  http://quic.queensu.ca/resource/housing.asp
    Email: ihc@queensu.ca

  • Health Insurance
     

    Graduate and Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Students:

     

    All international students registered at Queen's University and residing in Ontario during their period of study will be automatically enrolled  in single person UHIP.  UHIP stands for the University Health Insurance Plan – a mandatory health plan that provides access to doctor and hospital services.   Enrolment in UHIP is mandatory for both international students and their dependants residing in Ontario.  The duration of coverage is pre-determined based on your registration with the university [annual vs.full term(s) of coverage].

     

    Within your first few days on campus, all international students must visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC),to finalize their UHIP enrolment, enrol their dependants if applicable and to receive proof of their health coverage before their registration can begin.

     

    Only those students who can provide proof that they are covered by a comparable plan (within the first 45 days of their program) can waive UHIP.  See http://www.uhip.ca/exempted.aspx for the current list of comparable plans.

      

    For 2013/2014, the annual fee is: student, $684; student plus one dependant, $1,368; student plus two or more dependants, $2,052. The single rate will be automatically applied to your SOLUS account.  You must enrol your dependants separately and within the first 30 days on campus or face a $ 500 late enrolment penalty plus retroactive UHIP fees. 

     

    When making your minimum payment (before August 1), please be sure to include the appropriate UHIP premium.   Click on the link for additional information on this payment requirement for  graduate students, and for undergraduate students

    UHIP payments are managed in the same method as all other payments to the university.  For payment information, please review http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/currentstudents/fees.html

     

     For new students, UHIP coverage will begin on the 10th of the month prior to your program start date

    (Aug. 10th, Dec. 10th, April 10th).

    For returning students, UHIP coverage will begin on the 1st of the month of your program start date

    (Sept. 1st, Jan. 1st, May 1st).

     

    For more UHIP information, please visit: http://www.quic.queensu.ca/incoming/healthinsuranceandcare.asp

     

    Exchange Students to Queen's:

     

    All international students registered at Queen's University and residing in Ontario during their period of study will be automatically enrolled  in single person UHIP.  UHIP stands for the University Health Insurance Plan – a mandatory health plan that provides access to doctor and hospital services.   Enrolment in UHIP is mandatory for both international students and their dependants residing in Ontario.  The duration of coverage is pre-determined based on your registration with the university [annual vs. full term(s) of coverage].

     

    Exchange students will be enrolled in UHIP coverage for the total number of terms that they are registered at Queen's University.

     

    For a single student coverage in 2013/2014; 1 term of UHIP is $228, 2 terms is $456, and annual coverage is $684.

     

    Within your first few days on campus, all international students must visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC),to finalize their UHIP enrolment, enrol their dependants if applicable and to receive proof of their health coverage before their registration can begin.

     

    Only those students who can provide proof that they are covered by a comparable plan (within the first 45 days of their program) can waive UHIP.  See http://www.uhip.ca/exempted.aspx for the current list of comparable plans.

     

    For new students, UHIP coverage will begin on the 10th of the month prior to your program start date

    (Aug. 10th, Dec. 10th, April 10th).

    UHIP payments are managed in the same method as all other payments to the university.  For payment information, please review http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/currentstudents/fees.html

     

    For more UHIP information, please visit: http://www.quic.queensu.ca/incoming/healthinsuranceandcare.asp

     

    In addition, you may choose to opt into either the undergraduate (AMS) or  graduate (SGPS)  supplementary health and dental plans, that will cover the cost of prescription drugs and emergency health needs outside Ontario or Canada, among other things. There are deadlines and fees for opting into these plans; please see their respective websites for more information: 

     

    Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myams.org/society/about-your-ams/hd-plan

    Society of Graduate and Professional (SGPS) - http://www.sgps.ca/health/

     

    Returning Canadians and Landed Immigrants

     

    You are eligible to apply for free provincial health insurance (OHIP) while residing in Ontario if your period of residence in Ontario is longer than six months from your date of entry into Ontario. The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) has OHIP application forms –and can assist you in understanding the process of applying for OHIP locally.    

     

    WARNING: THE OHIP CARD WILL SHOW AN EXPIRY DATE.

     

    OHIP generally has a 3 month waiting period before coverage becomes valid.  During this period, you must have coverage deemed  comparable providing you with adequate protection while registered as a Queen’s student.  You should bring some evidence of insurance coverage, in case of an emergency. If you do not have  health insurance valid in Ontario during that waiting period, you are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP);  at a cost of $57/month.

     

    Contacting the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

    Located in the John Deutsch University Centre, the Queen's University International Centre's UHIP office is closed on Monday, 02 September (Labour Day).
     

    Regular Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

    Orientation period hours: Aug. 28th – Sept. 6th the UHIP office remains open between 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 

     

    Telephone: +1-613-533-2604
    Web:  
    http://quic.queensu.ca/incoming/uhip.asp  
    Email: 
    uhip@queensu.ca (please include your student number)

     

  • Queen's International
  • Contact Us
     
     Address:
     

    Gordon Hall, Room 125

    Queen's University

    74 Union Street,

    Kingston, Ontario  

    K7L 3N6

    Canada

     

     Telephone / Fax:
     

    General Inquiries: 613.533.2040

    Transcripts: 613.533.2219

    Tuition and Fees: 613.533.6894

     

    Fax:      613.533.2068

     

     E-mail:
     

    General Inquiries: solus@queensu.ca

     

    Transcripts:  transcpt@queensu.ca

     

    Tuition and Fees:  fees@queensu.ca

     

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000