Queen’s University

History of Queen’s University

On 1841 through a royal charter issued by Queen Victoria herself, the institution now known as Queen’s University was founded, as such the university is actually older than the actual foundation of Canada, logically making it one of the oldest institutions in the country.

In the present day, located in Kingston it is a public research university in Kingston, best known for a strong employment rate for it’s graduates, currently occupying the 6th place in Canada’s employment rankings.

Programs Offered

Queen’s University counts with more than 5 Faculties, ranging from Art, Law, Engineering, Health and more. These as well are comprised of multiple departments which gives Queen’s University a wide and vast range of programs for undergraduates, currently having over 60 programs available, amongst those:

  • Accounting 
  • Anatomical Sciences 
  • Anesthesiology 
  • Arts Management 
  • Astronomy and 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Biomedical and Molecular 
  • Business Administration 
  • Classical 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Diagnostic 
  • Engineering 
  • English Language and 
  • Medicine 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
  • Medical 
  • Urban and Regional Planning 
  • World Language Studies

Admission requirements

Admission at Queen’s University starts at October, and is handled through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), for undergraduate courses, students who are just out of high school must meet the following requirements:

  • They must have or be about to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), including six 4U/M courses.
  • They have not attended a postsecondary institution. 
  • They are under 21 years of age.

Student Life

Inclusivity is the focus of Queen’s University, a fact it prides itself on, students, staff and faculty range from all backgrounds, and as such their policies on diversity have their own Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator, which acts as a pillar of the community.

It also counts with student wellness services that range from accessibility services, to counseling and even a medical staff.

Queen’s University has access to 17 residences, which go out of their way to host social, cultural, and educational events to develop the bonds of the student community.

Part-time work

There’s a robust employment system at Queen’s University for it’s students, this includes both volunteering to paid employment through the University’s Career Services, which through an online board allow students to apply to a multitude of job listings, find potential employers on campus fairs, and even work with a career coach to help in defining their professional future, and all of this is handled free of cost.

Addtiionally, the city of Kingston also has a lot of open volunteering and work opportunities which are open to both it’s citizen and students, so finding a way to work isn’t trouble at all for a Queen’s University student.


While tuition fees vary by program in general domestic students might find themselves handling a tuition fee of roughly $250 on average per unit, while international students will see a number closer to $1,300 on average per unit.

It’s important to note that on top of these expenses international students will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for a price of $208 per term.


Queen’s University is ranked as the number 301 University in the world, granting it the 13th place in the Canadian ranking of universities.

Queen’s University Contact

Address:  99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada

Phone: 613 533 2000

Email: [email protected]


With very strong employment prospects, an incredibly wide range of programs and a college life dedicated to making sure everybody feels as welcomed and possible and has an easy time finding their budget for their college life, Queen’s University is a very strong contender when choosing an university in Canada, and a wonderful place for international students to gain a home outside of home.