Your first step should be to visit the BISC web site and download the BISC Program and Bursary Applications, or pick up a BISC viewbook and application package from one of the locations listed in the Contact Information section at the bottom of the this page. The BISC web site and viewbook both provide information on the available programs, courses, field studies and funding options. When applying for study at the BISC, please keep in mind that:
You will need to select courses listed on the BISC web site and ensure they meet your degree requirements. You should consult with an Academic Advisor and your faculty calendar to determine which term(s) and courses best fit your planned program of study.
Academic Advisors can be contacted through the offices listed in the Contact Information section.
If you would like to take a course outside your program of study, please consult with your cademic Advisor to ensure that you will receive credit towards your degree for that course. For guidance on BISC academic-related matters, please visit the International Programs Office (Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B206).
You should return your completed the BISC Program Application to Admissions Services (Gordon Hall, Room 203). You will be notified by mail of the outcome of your application once it has been processed. Most applications can be processed within two weeks of receipt.
All students are encouraged to complete a BISC Bursary Application in addition to the BISC Program Application. Both applications can be submitted to the Admission Services Office. BISC Bursary Applications are available on the BISC web site and the Student Awards web site, or from any of the offices listed below.
Students will be informed of the outcome of their bursary decision at the time they are offered admission to the program. Bursary applications will continue to be accepted until the start of term.
Included in your admission package will be an Admission Response Form. You should submit this form to Admission Services by the date indicated in your offer letter, and if your response is "YES", then you must also submit your non-refundable confirmation deposit of $1,000 with your response form. The cheque or money order must be made payable to 'Queen's University'. The balance of your fees for the BISC should be paid according to the schedule. See the BISC Fee Schedule for 2010/2011.
If you will be attending the BISC in the Fall or Winter Term but have already pre-registered for on-campus courses for that term, you should do one of the following:
If you plan to attend the BISC, then you will only be assessed student fees for the term you spend at the Kingston campus. You may opt-out of certain fees for this term during opt-out periods at the beginning of either the Fall or Winter Terms. More information can be found at the AMS web site.
Once your confirmation deposit of $1,000 has been received, you will be sent additional materials regarding such matters as; UK immigration, special group flight arrangements, a pre-departure orientation session for BISC students, and the Queen's University International Centre's Emergency Support Program.
Attending a BISC pre-departure orientation session is strongly recommended for all BISC students. This session will address any concerns or questions you may have about such topics as academic programs, health insurance, how to deal with an emergency while you are abroad, travel information, and cultural adjustments.
If you will be receiving government student financial assistance, special arrangements should be made with the Student Awards Office prior to your departure to the BISC. Please contact the Students Awards Office for more information.
BISC viewbooks and applications packages can be obtained from many locations across campus. In addition Faculties and Schools have Academic Advisors available to meet with students who are planning to spend a term at the BISC
Office of the University Registrar - Admission Services
Gordon Hall, Room 203
Office of the University Registrar - Student Awards
Gordon Hall, Room 225
Faculty of Arts and Science
International Program Office, Room B206, Mackintosh-Corry Hall
School of Business
Centre for International Management, 310 Goodes Hall
Faculty of Applied Science
Undergraduate Office, Beamish-Munro Hall, 45 Union Street Room 200
School of Nursing
Cataraqui Building, 92 Barrie Street
Faculty of Law
Office of the Registrar, Macdonald Hall, Room C 530
Manager, Academic Program 613-533-6000 Ext 78352
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)
2nd Floor, JDUC