A Temporary Resident (entry) Visa is required by citizens of some countries to enter Canada. For a full list of countries whose citizens require visas to enter Canada as visitors, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Detailed information regarding Citizenship and Immigration Canada's consulates, embassies and high commissions worldwide can be found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website
Students planning to study in Canada for less than 6 months do not require a Study Permit. Students intending to work on campus will need a Study Permit regardless of their period of study. No Work Permit is needed to work on campus. Exchange Students are not eligible to work off campus.
Queen’s University participates with other Ontario universities in a province-wide insurance plan called the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP provides basic healthcare insurance for hospital and medical services that you may need while in Ontario.
We encourage you to look closely at costs, coverage and the enrollment policy for UHIP which is administered by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC). You may also consider additional supplemental coverage through the student governments or Human Resources at Queen's University.
UHIP is mandatory for all international members of the Queen’s Community who are not eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), including:
- International students
- International employees
- Postdoctoral fellows
- Visiting scholars and staff
- Any dependents
Exchange students have the option to stay in an on-campus Queen’s residence, or in off-campus housing in the student village.
Additional information is available in the Incoming Exchange Student Guide.
Top 5 Reasons to study in Canada
Canada attracts students from all over the world because of its quality of life, dedication to multiculturalism, and the strength of its academic institutions. If you choose to study in Canada, you will join the 130 000 international students who study here each year.
BBC Travel names Kingston a “great university town” - November, 2013
BBC Travel has named Kingston, ON, home of Queen’s University, one of five “great university towns” around the world.