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 JD. 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 term of their third 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 JD 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. 

A note that there is a 2 year residency requirement at Queen's Law for students to obtain their degree. For transfer students this may pose an issue with their ability to participate in the exchange program.

Application Procedures

The application process for 2018-19 is now closed. Information on how to apply for 2019-20 will be posted in the fall.

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 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.