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Queen's University at Kingston

Location Main Campus, Kingston Canada
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77

Undergraduate programs
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105

Postgraduate programs
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Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting universities and a contemporary hub of academic research in Kingston, Canada. It is also home of 2015 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Arthur B. McDonald.


The university is among the top medical-doctoral universities in Canada. Its university- and faculty-based research centres provide dynamic, collaborative settings for scholars. Queen’s researchers lead the way in numerous fields, making notable advances recently in particle astrophysics, cancer research, art conservation, geotechnical engineering, biodiversity, and clean energy technology.

Welcoming and supporting students from all countries and backgrounds to a vibrant, safe, and supportive community is an important part of the Queen’s experience. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our campus and our community. A core part of our mission is to engage our students, staff, and faculty in international learning and research, both at home and abroad.

Through various partnerships, including its membership in the Matariki Network of Universities, Queen’s provides students and faculty with rich international learning opportunities and research collaboration.

Nestled in the heart Kingston in eastern Ontario, where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, Queen’s is conveniently located about 200 km from Canada's capital city of Ottawa, about 250 km from the centre of our provincial capital of Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal, Québec. Kingston has been lauded as one of the Top 5 university towns in the world, Top 10 best small cities in North America for lifestyle, and Top 2 best cities in Canada to be a woman, and has been named the Smartest City in Canada – with the most PhDs per capita.

Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting universities and a contemporary hub of academic research in Kingston, Canada. It is also home of 2015 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Arthur B. McDonald.


The university is among the top medical-doctoral universities in Canada. Its university- and faculty-based research centres provide dynamic, collaborative settings for scholars. Queen’s researchers lead the way in numerous fields, making notable advances recently in particle astrophysics, cancer research, art conservation, geotechnical engineering, biodiversity, and clean energy technology.

Welcoming and supporting students from all countries and backgrounds to a vibrant, safe, and supportive community is an important part of the Queen’s experience. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our campus and our community. A core part of our mission is to engage our students, staff, and faculty in international learning and research, both at home and abroad.

Through various partnerships, including its membership in the Matariki Network of Universities, Queen’s provides students and faculty with rich international learning opportunities and research collaboration.

Nestled in the heart Kingston in eastern Ontario, where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, Queen’s is conveniently located about 200 km from Canada's capital city of Ottawa, about 250 km from the centre of our provincial capital of Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal, Québec. Kingston has been lauded as one of the Top 5 university towns in the world, Top 10 best small cities in North America for lifestyle, and Top 2 best cities in Canada to be a woman, and has been named the Smartest City in Canada – with the most PhDs per capita.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #175
  • 2014
    #=189
  • 2015
    #=187
  • 2016
    #206
  • 2017
    #=223
  • 2018
    #=224
  • 2019
    #=239
  • 2020
    #239
  • 2021
    #246
  • 2022
    #=240

Ranking criteria

39.5
Overall
37
Academic Reputation
70.4
Employer Reputation
6.9
Faculty Student Ratio
56.2
Citations per Faculty
63.6
International Faculty Ratio
33.7
International Students Ratio

Available programs

When you choose Queen’s, you are choosing an unmatched mix of opportunities: dynamic professors, innovative teaching spaces set among one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the chance to participate in hundreds of clubs, complete a paid internship or explore a new country and culture through a study abroad program.


Students who choose Queen’s are among the most academically accomplished in the world, with an entering average of 88.9 per cent. They come from across Canada and more than 108 countries worldwide to be taught by some of the finest academics anywhere – acclaimed philosophers and social scientists, innovative engineers and first-rate scientists who see scholarship as a balanced partnership between discovery and teaching. At Queen’s you can make your degree as unique as you are by choosing courses from a variety of areas, such music, astrophysics, commerce or engineering to name a few. Or perhaps you’ll spend a year studying at the Bader International Study Centre, our campus in East Sussex, England. Want to develop some real work experience? Consider an internship, take part in the Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative or pursue a dual/double degree to round out your studies. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that a degree from Queen’s will open the doors of the world for you.

The campus has a fully integrated network of six libraries and is home to several outstanding museums and arts facilities, including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

APPLYING AS AN INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

More than 3,800 international students make Queen's their home-away-from-home; that's almost 12% of Queen's full-time student population.

The Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) processes all undergraduate and professional applications to the province’s universities.

Go to the OUAC website and look for the "OUAC 105" category, which handles out-of-province and out-of country applicants.


Queen’s University has a vibrant graduate community with the second highest proportion of full time graduate students among the research-intensive universities in Ontario (Universities Canada, 2016).


Students come from more than 90 countries to pursue high quality, advanced education in more than 125 graduate programs within 50+ departments and research centres to choose from, prize-winning professional development opportunities, and excellent funding options you will have the world at your fingertips.

Our graduate degree programs span disciplines in 6 academic faculties as well as interdisciplinary and cross-faculty programs, providing a range of scholarly options for graduate students seeking a transformative educational and research experience.

With excellent funding options, national award winning professional development, opportunities and resources, and services support our students through all stages of their degree and in transitioning to careers in multiple sectors, our master’s and PhD programs prepare students for diverse and exciting careers.

Kingston has the highest number of PhDs per capita in Canada and as such, graduate students at Queen’s become an integral part of the vibrant local research community

Find full program listings at www.queensu.ca/academics/programs

APPLYING AS AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT

International graduate students account for over 27 per cent of the total graduate enrolment. Each new international doctoral student without full external government funding, and who is admitted to full-time study at Queen's, is eligible to receive an International Tuition Award through the School of Graduate Studies.

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for information on:

    - Academic Requirements / English Language Requirements
    - Descriptions of graduate programs
     - Funding


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