Campus Resources

Housing and Costs

Exchange students can choose to either live on campus or off campus. More information on on-campus residences can be found on the Queen's University Residences website. There are several ways for you to find off-campus housing. For more information about long-term options, please visit the Queen's University International Centre website.

The costs for studying at Queen’s University can vary depending on the number of courses you take and the housing option that you choose. For an estimate of the costs, please visit the Student Awards website.

Support Services

The Integrated Learning Centre (ILC)
The ILC is located in Beamish-Munro Hall and is a part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. It comprises staff, spaces and equipment that contribute significantly to the quality of undergraduate education in that Faculty, and is among the leading facilities for engineering education worldwide.

The fundamental role of the ILC is to create a multidisciplinary learning environment that integrates theory with practice, develops team skills, the capability of life-long learning, and open-ended problem solving abilities. The ILC provides both the staff and the infrastructure necessary to improve learning effectiveness and to develop markedly enhanced professional skills. Its physical features include active learning spaces, student meeting rooms, computer labs, prototyping and fabrication facilities, teleconferencing and presentation resources, and industrial space housing competitive teams such as Fuel Cell, Aero Design and Concrete Canoe teams.

Computing Resources
Computers in Beamish-Munro Hall are available during ILC open hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 11 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am to 11 pm

Software includes Solid Edge, MATLAB, Microsoft Office, ADS, Altera Quartus, OrCAD, and others.


Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) organizes orientations for international and exchange students each year right before the start of fall and winter semester. Students will have the chance to meet other international or exchange students, be introduced to the Queen’s University campus and its surrounding area, and learn more about housing, health insurance, and working on campus.

New, Exchange, Worldly and Transfer Student (NEWTS) orientation is for students who enter Queen’s University for the first time, but not as first-year students. The program helps upper-year students from all over the world to transition to Queen’s. It happens once a year at the beginning of fall semester.

The engineering faculty also hosts an orientation mixer for international and exchange students at the beginning of fall semester. For more information, please see our Welcome page for international students.