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International Students and Staff

International students and staff are a valued part of the Queen’s Community.   The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is here to welcome you and provide support as you adjust to living in Kingston and at Queen’s. Whether you have questions or just want to say hello, our advisers are happy to chat with you. The International Student Advisor Arthur Chen is available 11:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday as a drop-in service (with no appointment necessary). You can also email your questions to the Advisor at

group of international students

Photo: Lars Hagberg for Queen’s University


Information regarding the U.S. Executive Orders of January 27 and March 6, 2017

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 (removed from the March 6 order), Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Please read Principal Daniel Woolfs statement.

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 or March 6, 2017, and have questions about traveling to the United States please visit our United States Travel Advice page 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

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.