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Last updated February, 2020

Academic information

Course informationQueen's University School of Business

Suitable for students wishing to take 100 - 500 Otago equivalent papers on exchange (taught courses only).

Queen's University offers a wide range of academic opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Semester dates

  • Academic Year: September - April
  • Fall Semester: September - December
  • Winter Semester: January - April
  • Queens key dates

Course load and minimum unit requirements

Generally, a one-term course taught for three hours a week is worth 3.0 credits. Similarly, a full-year course taught for three hours a week is worth 6.0 credits.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Minimum course load - 4 courses (12 units) per semester (recommended)
  • Maximum course load - 5 courses (15 units) per semester

School of Business

  • Minimum course load - 3 courses per semester (recommended)
  • Maximum course load - 5 courses per semester

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Accommodation and the cost of living


Kingston Canada

The Queens Housing Office does not arrange housing for students, nor own properties, but they will assist students in their search. Many students do not get their housing arranged until after their arrival to Kingston. In previous years students have been able to find a place generally within 3 - 5 days upon arrival.

Estimated cost of living

Estimated cost of living in 2020-2021: CAD 8500 to 10,000 per semester.

Estimated living expenses 

Additional information

Student Visa and insurance

Student Visas and insurance information

Government of Canada

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Exchange experiences

The UniversityQueen's Campus

Queen's is one of Canada's leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit. Consistently highly-ranked, Queen's is known for its incomparable 24-hour learning environment. Great teaching, great students, community and tradition - these are the hallmarks of the Queen's experience.

The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 - twenty-six years before Canadian confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. The earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, and the first to establish a student government, Queen's has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country's most notable political and cultural figures.

Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a quintessential university community big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, but small enough for students, staff and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. For more than a century-and-a-half, the stories of Queen's and Kingston have been inextricably entwined.

Discover Queens and Kingston

The city of KingstonKingston Location & Travelling times

Nestled on the northeast shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, historic Kingston is a thriving community of 141,000 residents, boasting a superb quality of life due to its big-city amenities, waterfront location and rich natural landscape.

More than anything, Kingston is a university town, home to 25,000 students studying at three post secondary institutions, including Queen's. Within a ten-minute walk from campus, students can access all that our eclectic downtown core has to offer: shops, restaurants and cultural resources, waterfront pathways and the 19th century buildings and homes that signify Canada's "Limestone City".

Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, within two hours drive of Ottawa, and 40 minutes of the U.S. border, Kingston is easily accessible by air, bus or train.

Living in Kingston

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Further information

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