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Queen's University at Kingston

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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. It’s this powerful combination that leads to our students’ success and an unmistakable impact on the world.

Students who choose Queen’s are among the most academically accomplished in the world, with an entering average of 88.8 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 our . Want to develop some real work experience? Consider an internship, take part in the 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 and is home to several outstanding museums and arts facilities, including the and .


More than 2,400 international students make Queen's their home-away-from-home; that's more than 10% of Queen's full-time student population.

How to apply:

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Looking for a way to get involved with others? Want to make a difference locally and globally? At Queen's, there’s always a group to join, someone to talk to, or a team to play with. Here, you will also find health and wellness support in your living and learning environment.

There is more to the university experience than marks and assignments. Successful students balance academics, study time and extracurricular activities. Getting connected with your community will help you find balance and will contribute to your overall success as a student.

University Highlights

Total students - 23,057


International students - 2,869


Total faculty staff - 1,149


Total students - 23,057


International students - 2,869

Total faculty staff - 1,149

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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