Study at Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Smith School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools. It has earned international recognition for its outstanding faculty and innovative approaches to business education. Internalization is a priority at Smith School of Business, and the faculty, staff, and students truly value the experiences and knowledge that you, as an international student, bring to our classrooms. Whether you join us in our Commerce program, our MBA program, or other graduate programs, you are joining an elite group of students from around the world.

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Earn your Degree
at Smith

Smith School of Business offers numerous degree opportunities for international students, from the undergraduate to the graduate level. Regardless of which program you choose, you are assured of academic excellence and an exceptional student experience.

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Smith as your
Exchange Destination

We are delighted that you are considering Smith School of Business, Queen's University as your exchange destination. In order to be considered, your home university must have a formal exchange agreement with Queen's University. Your school will assist you with your exchange application. Partner Schools

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Double Degrees

Smith School of Business offers many double degree options in partnership with our international partners, enabling students to earn both a degree from Queen’s University and a degree from the partner school.

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Top 5 Reasons to Study at Smith

Canada is a world leader in higher education, and Queen’s University is consistently ranked among the very best universities in Canada. Smith School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools, renowned for its outstanding faculty and innovative approaches to business education.
Due to the strong international reputation of Smith School of Business, our programs attract students from around the world. In the past three years, we have welcomed students from over 40 countries. Our students, faculty and staff appreciate the value that international students bring to the classroom.
Smith School of Business offers a welcoming, close-knit community of students, faculty and staff, and is well-known for its amazing school spirit. In addition to the many student-run activities and clubs on-campus, the Centre for International Management hosts several events throughout the term to ensure that exchange students feel at home during their stay.
You will find our faculty to be knowledgeable, engaging and very approachable. They are very committed to your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Program staff at Smith School of Business work very hard to ensure that your experience here is nothing short of exceptional.

Smith School of Business at Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Well within a day’s drive of Toronto, Montreal, New York and Boston, Kingston is one of Canada’s most vibrant small cities, and is home to three post-secondary academic institutions.


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A Temporary Resident (entry) Visa is required by citizens of some countries to enter Canada. For a full list of countries whose citizens require visas to enter Canada as visitors, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Detailed information regarding Citizenship and Immigration Canada's consulates, embassies and high commissions worldwide can be found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website

Study Permit

Students planning to study in Canada for less than 6 months do not require a Study Permit. Students intending to work on campus will need a Study Permit regardless of their period of study. No Work Permit is needed to work on campus. Exchange Students are not eligible to work off campus.

AACSB International

Smith School of Business was the first university in Ontario to receive unconditional accreditation for all programs in 1998 by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world's largest business school accreditation body.

European Foundation of Management Development

Smith School of Business is a member of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD).

Health Insurance

Queen’s University participates with other Ontario universities in a province-wide insurance plan called the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP provides basic healthcare insurance for hospital and medical services that you may need while in Ontario.

We encourage you to look closely at costs, coverage and the enrollment policy for UHIP which is administered by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC). You may also consider additional supplemental coverage through the student governments or Human Resources at Queen's University.

UHIP is mandatory for all international members of the Queen’s Community who are not eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), including:

  • International students
  • International employees
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Visiting scholars and staff
  • Any dependents


Exchange students have the option to stay in an on-campus Queen’s residence, or in off-campus housing in the student village.

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Top 5 Reasons to Study in Canada

Canada attracts students from all over the world because of its quality of life, dedication to multiculturalism, and the strength of its academic institutions. If you choose to study in Canada, you will join the 130 000 international students who study here each year.

BBC Travel names Kingston a “great university town” - November, 2013

BBC Travel has named Kingston, ON, home of Queen’s University, one of five “great university towns” around the world.

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Canada is a world leader in higher education. Canadian universities are internationally renowned for their high quality teaching and research.
Canadians enjoy a standard of living that is among the highest in the world. On the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada ranks 3rd!
Canadians come from many different racial and religious backgrounds; in 1971, Canada adopted multiculturalism as an official policy. Canadian people are known for their friendly, humble, and welcoming attitudes.
Canadians enjoy many rights and freedoms. Our laws are enforced to uphold equal rights, as well as to provide safe and peaceful communities.
Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world and boasts a variety of diverse landscapes. While we are sure you will enjoy the Great Lakes, National Parks and multicultural cities in Canada, we are also a stone’s throw away from our neighbours to the South, the U.S.