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Queen’s University

Updated: July 27th, 2021

Queen’s University was founded by the royal charter of Queen Victoria in 1841, making the university 26 years older than Canada itself. It’s ranked as the eigth best university in Canada.

The university is a leader for edge physics, cancer research, geoengineering, data analytics, surveillance studies, social science and mental health research. The professors are also known to be approachable which is what any student needs when it comes to their studies.

The university also has a Nobel prize winner. Professor emeritus Arthur McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

Fun Fact!

Queen’s University owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England.

Where is Queen’s University?

Queen’s University is in Kingston, Ontario. And is overlooking a beautiful lake, Queen's University holds more than 1,400 hectares of land throughout Ontario.

Address: 99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada

Why Study at Queen’s University?

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The campus size is not too big or overwhelming and the buildings are relatively close to each other.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities and for anyone interested in studying medicine, there is a teaching hospital connected to Queen’s University via tunnels. This hospital is quite large and is actually one of the two major hospitals serving the city of Kingston, Ontario.

Another plus for graduates is that through employee surveys, Queen's University is said to rank fifth in Canada for employment rate with 90 percent of the students finding a job within six months of graduation.

For those students wanting to stay on campus, the university houses 4,500 students in its 17 residencies that are all within a 20-minute walk from campus. First-year students tend to prefer staying on-campus as it’s close, safe and accessible.

For the students who prefer to stay off-campus. The many affordable options include rental units, shared and independent apartments and houses.

Top Programs at Queen's University

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Top Courses for Queen’s University
Programs Fees Per Year (CAD)
Bachelor of Computer Science $ 18,255
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) $ 18,255
Master of Management (Analytics) $ 54,375
Masters of Psychology $ 9,695
Executive Masters of Business Administration $ 41,347
Master of Science (Management - Business Economics) $ 9,695

Please note the amount in the table is an average and not the exact amount

Online Courses

No matter where you are in the world, you will still be able to be part of the Queen’s community. The university offers more than 140 courses that are open to everyone, with only a select few that are closed to Queen’s students only.

Queen’s University also offers online degree programs, six in the Faculty of Arts and Science alone which include Psychology, English, Global Development Studies, History, Liberal Studies, and Life Sciences.

Good To Know

Queen’s online courses count towards your degree program in the same way as those taken on campus.

Below are a few online programs offered by Queen’s.

Online Courses

  1. Bachelor of Arts (General) English
  2. Bachelor of Arts (General) in Psychology
  3. Bachelor of Science (General) Life Sciences
  4. Certificate in French for Professionals
  5. Certificate in Media Studies
  6. Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology (BTech)
  7. Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries – Graduate Diploma
  8. Bachelor of Health Sciences


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Queen’s University has very competitive candidates who generally produce high grades and applications. The acceptance rate is roughly 12,4 percent which puts the university as one of the most selective universities to study at in Canada.

Queen’s University Admission Process

  • Apply online at the OUAC.
  • Add as a safe sender and keep refreshing your inbox for the latest admission updates.
  • Activate Queen’s NetID and use it to access SOLUS Student Center for details related to documents and additional requirements.
  • Submit PSE and SE (audition and portfolio might also be an admission condition for some programs).
  • Provide English Language Proficiency proof in the form of TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE or equivalent.
  • Track application status via SOLUS account.

Applications for the Fall Term (September - December) and Full Year (September 2020 - April 2021) are due at Queen's by 30 April 2021.

Applications for the Winter Term (January - April 2020) are due at Queen's by 30 September 2021.

Yearly Tuition Range

International Students Undergraduate Postgraduate
Fees in CAD Over $ 24,000 $ 12,295 - 15,369/td>

Please note the amount in the table is an average and not the exact amount

Life at Queen’s University

Queen’s University has a very inclusive community. The staff, students and faculty come from various backgrounds including small towns, indigenous communities and from more than 109 countries around the world.

Sports and recreational clubs that can be found around campus include:

  • archery
  • squash
  • tennis
  • martial arts

Fitness and wellness programs that can be found around campus include:

  • yoga
  • cycle dance
  • swimming
  • pilates

For students looking to explore their creative side there are art galleries, theatrical productions and live music all around campus. The arts is actually a forefront of what Queen’s University is about.

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