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International Students and Staff

International students and staff are a valued part of the Queen’s Community.   We hope that this site will help you prepare to come to Canada and Queen’s University and to be happy and successful in your time here.

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is here to welcome you and support you as you adjust to living in Kingston and at Queen’s. Whether you have questions about our services or just want to say hello, our advisers are happy to chat with you. We are available 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday, no appointment necessary or feel free to email us at isa@queensu.ca

New Update:

Queen’s University is committed to ensuring we are a welcoming, inclusive and respectful community, open to all.  Queen’s joins Universities Canada and other institutions across Canada in expressing significant concerns about the executive order issued recently by the United States that imposes travel restrictions on individuals from the following seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Please read Principal Daniel Woolfs statement.

Queen’s students with any questions should contact the Queen’s University International Centre by calling 613-533–2604 or emailing QUIC Director Jyoti Kotecha at  kotechaj@queensu.ca.

For 24/7 inquiries and support, the university’s emergency report centre, can be accessed by calling 613 533 -6111

If you are a dual citizen, permanent resident, on a work permit or a student on a study permit (visa) from one of the countries affected by the U.S. Executive Order of January 27, 2017, and have questions about traveling to the United States please visit the QUIC website for further information.

If you have difficulties at the border please contact your country of citizenship Embassy or Consulate.  To find the one nearest to you please visit https://embassy.goabroad.com/

Anyone in need of campus-based support is encouraged to contact Student Wellness Services at 613-533-6000 ext. 78264 and/or the University Interfaith Chaplain, Kate Johnson, at 613-533-2186.  Please visit the Queen’s Gazette at http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/ for a comprehensive list of resources for faculty, staff and students.

group of international students

Photo: Lars Hagberg for Queen’s University