Student exchanges and visiting graduate students add important elements to a graduate education.
Student exchanges are managed through a database of universities with whom Queen's has an exchange agreement. These agreements are often the result of a signed Memorandum of Agreement between two institutions and appendices to these agreements include details such as the length of study, fees that must be paid by students and the length of the agreement.
Students who wish to go on exchange should work closely with their supervisor, or graduate coordinator, to find out of the exchange will contribute to them making progress on their academic program.
If you would like to establish an exchange agreement with another university, please bear in mind that the agreement must include the reciprocal exchange of graduate students. Contact your Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies for assistance in developing the agreement.
Visiting research students at Queen's are those registered in a graduate level program at their home university may register at Queen's for non-degree study to join a research group.
The Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Program Plan allows a graduate student registered full time in a graduate program in any Ontario university to take graduate courses at another Ontario university.
Students from either university are permitted to take courses at the graduate level at the host university for degree credit at their home university. Courses may not be audited. Fees are paid at the home university.