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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Queens University

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2020/21: 3* full year places

*Please note number restrictions in each Faculty. They will accept:

- Faculty of Arts and Science: 1 full year place

- Faculty of Law: 1 full year place

- Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science: 1 full year place

University Website:

Term Dates: September to December and January to April

Important Visa Information: From 31st July 2018, students applying for Canadian study permits will be required to travel to London to complete a bio metrics register. The High Commission in London has advised that the minimum time for turn around of visa's is two months. For more information, please follow the link below:


Academic Information

Available courses can be found using the Academic Calendar:

Queens University may restrict incoming exchange students by faculty.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This faculty includes:

  • Computing
  • Life & Physical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Creative Arts
  • Languages

Faculty of Science and Applied Science. This faculty includes:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry

Faculty of Law

Students should be aware that not all courses may be available to exchange students. Your course choices will be submitted to the relevant academic advisor at Queens for approval and then on arrival, you will register for those you have been approved for.

Application Deadlines

Fall and full Semester : March 31st

Spring Semester : March 31st


Queens University limits the areas in which they will accept Durham students.

Please see individual subject information through the Queens Academic Calendar for restrictions.

Language Requirement

The language of instruction at Queens is English. If you are non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.


Exchange students have a wide variety of housing options to choose from at Queens. There are residence halls and off campus housing available. Queens has designated buildings at Jean Royce Hall that are available to exchange students. Rooms are assigned by computer lottery and are not guaranteed. There are optional meal plans available.

Accommodation must be applied for online. More information can be found on the website:

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination

Student Support

Queen's University have a great support network and have Student Services offering assistance in academic and accessibility support, counselling and tutoring.

Summer Opportunities

See the Summer Opportunities webpages.

Other Information

Students may be required to submit a medical certificate along with an application.

Students are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). This is compulsory and costs roughly $408 for the year.

Abroad @ Queens

Please click the link to be directed to the Social Media page for Queen's University where you can gain an insight in to life as an exchange student.