Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

International Exchanges

International Exchanges

International exchanges give students the opportunity to learn about different legal perspectives and contexts while enhancing their experience at Queen’s Law.

Queen's Law students can study for a term at another university with which the Faculty has an exchange agreement and gain full academic credit towards their J.D. Students pay tuition at the domestic rate to Queen's University for the term they spend abroad.​ Students usually apply in their second year for an exchange in the fall or winter term of their third year.

The International Exchange Information Session for the 2018-19 academic year will be held on Monday, November 13, 1:00-2:30 pm in MAC 001.  


Exchange Partners

As exchanges are based on reciprocal agreements with partner universities, the number of available spots at each is limited, and can change from year to year.

Course Loads and Transfer Credits

Queen's students on exchange must take a full course load at the host university. Fifteen upper-year course credits are transferred to the student's J.D. degree upon production of an official transcript from the host university demonstrating that the courses have been successfully completed. Regardless of the course load taken, students may not transfer more than 15 credits. 

Application Procedures

A link to the 2018-19 online application form will be available on this page on November 13, 2017.

The deadline for applications is January 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm EST.

Exchanges are allocated based on selection criteria including:

  • Academic standing
  • The academic appropriateness of the exchange
  • Evidence of good character and the ability to represent Queen's Law
  • Personal / family reasons for the exchange, language facility, etc.

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of sessional start dates for exchange partners to ensure they do not conflict with summer employment or the articling recruit.

Financial Assistance

Recognizing the value of a study abroad experience, Queen's has established a number of bursaries to assist students with a financial need who would like to participate in a Queen's Formal Exchange. These are administered through Queen’s Student Awards Office. Learn more about requirements and assessments on their webpage.

Bursary applications are available online or from the Queen's Admissions Office. Law students should complete the application for 2018-19 Exchange Study Bursary. For questions about bursaries please contact Queen's Student Awards Office at bursary@queensu.ca or call 613-533-2216. Students are encouraged to submit a bursary application when they apply for an exchange. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

More Information

To learn more about past students’ experiences on exchange, Exchange Reports are available on the Queen’s Law Portal.

For questions and more information, please contact Chantal Rousseau, Manager of International Programs.