Queen's University



Queen's University is a community, 175 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen's is people. We are researchers, scholars, artists, professors and students with an ambitious spirit who want to develop ideas that can make a difference in the world. People who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it.

Queen's is one of Canada's oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties and schools, as well as the Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $8,023Highest: $16,605

Residence fees include: deposit, room & meal plan, snack plan, applicable taxes, ResNet and Student Council Fee.


Athletic groups that are available at Queen's include Aikido, Alpine Ski, Archery, Badminton, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket Club, Croquet, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, International Table Tennis, ITF Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, Kingston Yang Tai Chi Chuan School, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Multi-sport Triathlon, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, SCUBA, Ski, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Trampoline, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, and WTF Taekwondo.

Intramural athletics include Badminton, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Bowling, Broomball, Curling, Dodge Ball, Floor Hockey, Golf, Horseshoes, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Inner Tube Water Polo, Jogathon, Outdoor Volleyball, Racquetball, Rugby, Skatathon, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimathon, Touch Football, Tug-O-War, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Wally Ball.


Comprised of 250+ unique clubs and 9,000+ students getting involved each year, the clubs community is an integral part of the Queen's experience. Clubs not only enhance student life, but provide opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the Queen's and Kingston community. No matter what you're interested or passionate about, there's something for everyone to get involved!

Information Technology

Campus buildings are wired to accommodate both voice and data into all offices and classrooms. The campus backbone currently has 4,000 network nodes, plus 3,100 residence Ethernet Connections, Resnet. The campus-wide fibre optic network provides access to networks including Onet, CA*net, and the Internet. Access to the campus backbone services such as QLINK, QLINE (Queen's library system), and the Internet is provided off-campus by a dial-in modem pool.

All faculty, staff, and students are allocated e-mail addresses and Internet access. Access to library services and student specific information such as marks, exam timetable, fees due, and course registration is available from this service. All students are provided the ability to create and store their personal World Wide Web home page at no cost.


The John Deutsch University Centre houses many student government offices, clubs and services, commercial outlets, and food services. The Agnes Etherington Art Centre features seven galleries, The French Centre/Le Centre Français, one proscenium, and two flexible studios (films). Numerous choral instrumental groups under the direction of staff members of the music department give public performances during the academic year. Radio Queen's University CFRC-FM, founded in 1922, is Canada's oldest campus radio station.

Special Services

Queen's provides services for students with disabilities. These services include assessment, special exam and registration arrangements, note takers, adaptive technology, counselling, referral services, library aids, liaison with faculty and staff, and the Students Helping Students Office (peer helpers). Queen's Health Counselling and Disability Services offers professional services and provides confidential personal counselling including personal problem solving, study skills development, career exploration, communication skills, public speaking, stress reduction, relaxation training, support for students with learning disabilities, coping with parents' marital problems, and mature women's support group, as well as interest testing, and psychological and ability assessment.

International Involvement

Queen's University is reputed the world-over for excellence in education and boasts an accomplished history of international involvement and achievement. The university maintains student exchange programs with more than 70 universities around the globe, including Australian National University (with internship program), Ontario/Baden-Wurttemberg, and Ontario-Rhône-Alpes.

A leader in international education, Queen's is proud to offer a unique study abroad opportunity. The International Study Centre prepares students for tomorrow's challenges through an innovative program that takes learning beyond the classroom. Situated on the historic Herstmonceux Castle estate in southern England, the ISC combines travel-intensive field study with internationally focused, fully accredited courses to deliver a pre-eminent international experience.
A year or term at the ISC allows students the opportunity to gain a competitive edge in a global marketplace that increasingly requires graduates who can function in an international environment; to learn with faculty selected from leading Canadian and British universities; and to enjoy an enriched, intimate academic environment.

Queen's University has joined together with partner Canadian universities to offer the Canadian University Study Abroad Program, providing an international program with full accreditation and a unique combination of learning and living in the historic environment of the International Study Centre. Students may attend the International Study Centre as either a first-year student for a full year or as an upper-year student for one or more terms of study.

The First Year program provides students with a head start in international studies, while equipping them with a solid academic foundation from which to continue in their desired academic program. Students are offered a broad selection of first-year courses ensuring access to a wide range of programs upon returning to Queen's University at Kingston in the second year.

The Upper-Year Program presents students who have completed at least one year of university study with the opportunity to spend a term at the International Study Centre.

Travel is an integral component of study at the ISC. A multi-day trip to continental Europe as well as regular field trips to sites of historic, cultural, and economic importance complement students' course work and are all included in the cost of the program. These trips are supplemented by a variety of optional excursions. In previous years, students have had the opportunity to take advantage of regular trips to the city of London including visits to the National Gallery, the British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tate Gallery; visits to sites in the United Kingdom including Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, and Edinburgh; and visits to sites in Europe including the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Herstmonceux estate offers all the benefits of a 21st century education in a 15th century setting. Nestled in the countryside of East Sussex, England, Herstmonceux castle embodies the history of mediaeval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. The legacy of Herstmonceux is spoken through its austere architecture and a rolling landscape of carefully maintained Elizabethan gardens and parklands.

The ISC contains classrooms, a library and reading room, a computer room, the Great Hall dining room, a tuck shop, lounges, a video screening room, and a pub. Students live in Bader Hall, a modern coeducational residence, located 500 metres from Herstmonceux castle. This modern residence contains residence rooms, e-mail terminals, common rooms, kitchenettes, study rooms, and laundry facilities. The surrounding campus includes a sports hall with a gymnasium and exercise equipment, an outdoor tennis court, playing fields, and an outdoor volleyball court.

Campus Tour

We would love to host you, your family, and your friends at Queen's! Campus tours are available:

Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Please visit https://www.queensu.ca/admission/tours-and-events/campus-tours for more information.

Modified on August 31, 2022