Exchange Opportunities

Queen’s University offers engineering students exchange opportunities at 16 countries across Asia, America, Europe and Africa. Some opportunities at a certain country are only available through a particular program. For example, to go on exchange in Germany, you will need to apply through the Ontario Baden-Württemberg program. Each program has different requirements and application process. Below is a summary of the exchange programs. You can see a list of partner universities on the Find a University page.

Bilateral Exchanges: University to University

The Faculty Exchange Coordinator in the Faculty Office (Beamish-Munro Hall, Room 300) has information about the institutions with which we have agreements and should be your main contact while you are away.

Please note: Most of the universities that indicate a secondary language require proof of proficiency prior to admission. Please contact the international advisor if you have any questions about this.


Multi-faculty Exchanges

In addition to bilateral exchange, Queen’s has a number of multi-faculty exchange programs for which Engineering and Applied Science students are also eligible to submit applications for. Program information and the online application for these exchanges is available on the International Programs Office website.

The online application form is submitted to the International Programs Office. An email acknowledgment of submitted applications will be generated.

Other than the online form, the official exchange program application form and all supporting documents must also be submitted to the International Programs Office (B206 Mackintosh-Corry Hall) by the published deadlines. Students should include their name and student number on all supporting documents.

There is currently one multi-faculty program:

Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program is a unique exchange opportunity that offers Canadian undergraduate students the chance to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in the United States.

Award Value

  • USD $5,000 for one semester
  • USD $750 health insurance allowance
  • Up to USD $800 for in-country travel
  • Killam Orientation in Ottawa, ON
  • Spring Seminar in Washington, DC

Eligibility

  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Proof of English proficiency

See the Killam Fellowships website for more information about the program as well as the application page.


St. Andrews Exchange

The Queen's University exchange to St. Andrews is one of the oldest at Queen's University and provides a very generous scholarship for successful candidates from both Queen's University and the University of St. Andrews. The Robert Tyre Jones Jr. Scholarship is designed to award all-around excellence in students exchanging between the University of St. Andrews and selected Canadian universities (Queen's and the University of Western Ontario). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate a passion for the pursuit of learning and a commitment to the ongoing life of their university and/or wider community. The scholarship is valued at $6,000 CDN for each student and there are four positions available for this scholarship.

The Queen's-St. Andrews exchange is open to undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Although technically a multi-faculty/consortial exchange, there is a different application process for this program. Please ensure you follow the St. Andrew Exchange application process outlined on the application page.


Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux

Study abroad with Queen’s University at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in the south of England. This facility was given to Queen's by an Engineering and Applied Science alumnus, Alfred Bader, and provides opportunities to combine Canadian education with a superb European experience.

Studying at the BISC you will benefit from small class sizes, strong instructor-student support, and take part in experiential learning opportunities in each course. As all courses are Queen’s courses, no credit transfer is required.

Contact: castle@queensu.ca