Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

International Visitors

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University welcomes international visitors to join our diverse environment of teaching and learning. We value the varied experiences and perspectives that international visitors bring to our Faculty, and the opportunities they provide for exchanging of ideas and research, and for creating international collaborations.

In order to help us determine if we are able to host your visit, please review the information provided below under the three categories of international visitors.

Contact: For inquiries and questions about international visits to our Faculty, please contact Nadya Allen, Manager, International and Marketing.

    Visiting Research Students (VRS)

    Visiting Research Student: a student who is registered in a graduate level program at a home university and wants to register at Queen's for non-degree study to join a research group. Upon the recommendation of a research supervisor and the Graduate Department/Program, such a student can be accepted by the School of Graduate Studies as a Visiting Research Student at Queen's University for a period up to one year.

    To come to the Faculty of Education as a VRS, please contact your potential supervisor at Queen’s directly. The following items are required for the approval review of your request:

    • a cover letter, outlining dates of the intended visit and the goal of the visit, including a description of the collaborative research that will involve the supervisor and the student
    • courses of interest (School of Graduate Studies calendar)
    • a completed CV
    • a copy of a transcript

    The VRS request is forwarded for review to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, and the Manager, Academic and International Operations. The Manager will inform the supervisor of the final decision. If the approval is received, then Manager will coordinate the registration process.

    Note: If you don’t have a potential supervisor to host you at the Faculty of Education, then you must identify a potential supervisor from the list of our faculty members by contacting them directly to discuss your visit.

    Visiting International Scholars

    International Visiting Research Scholar

    Researchers at the Faculty of Education conduct research across the world, and, in turn, welcome international visiting scholars and researchers to Queen’s to support collaborative projects.

    Our Faculty’s mission is to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education through teaching, research, and professional collaboration.

    Visiting Scholars: Professors, Practitioners and Post-Doctoral Researchers interested in visiting Queen’s University to collaborate with faculty members in the Faculty of Education may submit applications.

    Visiting scholars may apply for terms of: a) 1 week; b) 1 month; c) 1 term.

    Deadline to apply to the Visiting Scholar program: August 15 (to visit in Winter Term, January - April); February 15 (to visit in Summer Term, May – August or in Fall Term, September-December).

    Important information for Visiting Scholars:

    • Work space will be provided for visiting scholars in shared offices, in the Education Library, or in other libraries on the Queen’s University campus.
    • Health Coverage: International visitors who are here for more than three weeks must sign up for the University Health Insurance Plan.
    • Immigration: If you are an international visitor, you may require a visa to enter Canada. Make yourself aware of the lead-time necessary for applying for a visa (depends on your country). International visitors should visit the Queen's University International Visitors page for further information.
    • Housing: Visitors are required to find their own accommodation. 


    • Collaborate with faculty members on scholarly activities.
    • Give one presentation at the Faculty of Education during their visit, which should benefit the research community, including graduate students and teacher candidates.


    1. Demonstrate a clear research proposal outlining the nature of the collaboration with members of the research community at Queen’s University. Research Proposal, Timeline, and Expected Output (250-500 words)
    2. Have a host faculty member who will review the research proposal and offer input.
    3. Visits must benefit the Faculty of Education’s Mission: We develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education through teaching, research, and professional collaboration.

    How to apply as a Visiting Scholar:

    • Contact a faculty member, who will host your visit. You may review faculty member profiles here (www.educ.queensu.ca/research-profiles)
    • Faculty members will require a clear research plan and current C.V. They will provide you with a letter expressing the to host or supervise your visit and outlining the benefits of your visit to Queen’s University Faculty of Education.
    • Complete the application form. Send it to the email address on the form along with your supporting documents before the deadlines: August 15 (to visit January - April); February 15 (to visit May – August or September-December).
    • Supporting Documents for Visiting Scholars:
    1. Cover Letter (clearly state: a) proposed faculty member willing to host/supervise visit; b) nature of the collaboration; c) how the collaboration addresses the Faculty of Education’s Mission)
    2. C.V.
    3. Research Proposal, Timeline, and Expected Output (250-500 words)
    4. Letter from faculty member confirming their willingness to host/supervise your visit.


    If you have any questions about this process, please email nadya.allen@queensu.ca

    Application form

    You may download the application form here.

    Other International Visitors

    The Faculty of Education welcomes visits from international institution and partner visitors. We work closely with the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) to coordinate visits to Queen’s University.

    To plan your visit to our Faculty, please contact Nadya Allen, our Manager, International and Marketing.

    Guangdong Delegation - Spring 2016
    Guangdong Delegation, Spring 2016

    Profiles of Our International Visiting Research Students and Scholars  
    • Natalia Asenjo (2018-19). Visiting Research student from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, under Dr. Tom Russell’s supervision.
    • Tao Xiong (2017-18). Associate Professor from Guangdong Foreign Studies University. Supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC)
    • Grazia (Grace) Scoppio (2017-18). Associate Professor from Royal Military College of Canada
    • Eloisa Neri de Oliveira (Spring/Summer 2017), Graduate Student, University of São Paulo
    • Jian Xu (Winter 2017), Doctoral Candidate, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Muhammad Yaqoob (Winter 2017) Doctoral Candidate, Northern University Nowshera, Pakistan
    • Weiqiang Wang (Spring/Summer 2016), Associate Professor at the School of English for International Business, Guandong University of Foreign Languages 
    • ​Hongling Li (Fall-Winter, 2015-2016) Lecturer, Chongqing University
    • Manxia Dong (Fall 2015), Doctoral Candidate, Shanghai International Studies University
    • Luna Yang (Fall 2015), Doctoral Candidate, Beijing Normal University
    • Flávia Juliana de Sousa Avelar (Fall 2014), Doctoral Candidate, Unicamp in Campinas São Paulo, Brizil Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects