The first step is to decide which of the four Canadian University Study Abroad Program (CUSAP) partner institutions you would like to attend following your first-year at the Castle (note: it is possible to apply through more than one CUSAP partner institution).
If you are applying to the First-Year Program through Queen's University, you will submit your application via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC - http://www.ouac.on.ca/). This Centre processes all applications to any Ontario university and sends them on to the universities electronically.
The OUAC code for the First-Year Program at the BISC is QIA. Candidates for admission to the First-Year Program will be considered for September entry only. There is no other full-time entry point.
For detailed information on how to submit and complete your application to the First-Year Program through Queen's, please visit the Queen's University Undergraduate Admission website.
If you are applying to the BISC through another CUSAP partner institution, you must contact that institution directly for more information on the application procedure.
Course selection form for Queen’s Upper Year students
Each institution has its own approval procedures for study abroad. You should consult an academic advisor in the study abroad office at your home institution to determine what these procedures are.
If you attend a CUSAP partner institution or another BISC partner institution, you should submit your application through the study abroad office at your home institution. You should consult an academic advisor in the study abroad office for more information before you begin the application process.
If you do NOT attend a CUSAP partner institution or another BISC partner institution, you should send your application and all supporting documents directly to Queen's University Undergraduate Admssion (see #6 below).
If you do not attend a CUSAP partner institution or another BISC partner institution, you will be required to send an official copy of your transcript, along with a Letter of Permission issued by your home institution, in support of your application. These are both required documents and must be received by Queen's Undergraduate Admission before your application can be processed. As such, we strongly recommend that you request these early!
The following are some hints to assist in the process: