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Queen's University

Incoming Undergraduate Students

[bridge]June Checklist for the Castle

Your Checklist



Complete all that is relevant to you on the June To-Do List .

June 30

Connect on Facebook

Make sure you join the Welcome to Your Castle Facebook group.  We will also e-mail you this link once you have accepted! Connect with other students who will be going to the castle with you! Or follow us on Twitter!


Ensure your passport is valid and will remain valid six months past your expected date of return. If you don't have a passport, apply soon.


More information on passports...

June 30


Bader International Study Centre Student Handbook

Every incoming BISC should read the BISC Student Handbook 2014/2015! Please ensure that you have read and understood all the information in the handbook.



If required, apply for a visa permitting you to study in the UK.


Canadian and US citizens studying at the castle for less than 180 days do not require a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, check the visa requirements that apply to you.


Visas can be acquired from the office of the British High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your home country.


If you will be travelling on a passport issued by a country other than Canada, the United States or an EU member nation you should check to see if you require a Schengen visa to participate in field studies to some countries in Continental Europe. Please contact the appropriate office of the country under whose passport you are travelling for further information.


Although staff at Queen's University and the Castle are pleased to help with information about travel documents, it is your reponsibility to obtain necessary documents.


More information on visas...


Travel Arrangements

We recommend that you book your travel through Odyssey Travel ( in Kingston, but you are not obligated to do so. If you are not booking through Odyssey, please inform Rita Foley ( about your travel arrangements as soon as they are confirmed. More information about this is available on page 17 of the Student Handbook  

Early June

Power of Attorney

We encourage you to arrange a power of attorney before you leave for the Castle. A power of attorney allows someone you designate, usually a parent, to act on your behalf while you are out of the country.

June 30

Submit Documents

Please submit your residence and health form as soon as possible.

As soon as possible  

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