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Financial Assistance

Queen's University offers a range of non-repayable awards and grants to help ensure that the brightest and best students can access world-class education at the BISC. Financial support is available for Canadian and non-Canadian, Queen's and non-Queen's students, at all levels of study.

The majority, but not all, of funding opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements prior to submitting an application. Please also observe any application deadlines and submission requirements.

In addition to funding available exclusively at Queen's University, Upper Year students will also find a range of funding opportunities from other institutions to support your education at the BISC. Individual institutions should be contacted directly for further information.

First Year Applicants

BISC-specific awards of up to $7,500 are available for all eligible First Year students.

First Year program only; maximum award; based on financial need; application required.

Upper Year Applicants

Students may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in funding for the Summer 2022 term, or a maximum of $5,000 in funding for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms. 

Application required, see below for details on the application process and application form.

Interested in the Archaeology Field School Program?

  • DRAGEN Lab Scholarships valued up to $4,500 are available for Queen’s and University of Waterloo Students. To be considered for this award, students must register in the Archaeology Field School and submit their DRAGEN Lab Scholarship application by March 31, 2022. For further information on the application process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • BISC Scholarships valued at $1,800 in guaranteed funding. Scholarships are available for 20 students registered in the Archaeology Field School.

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Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, and jointly administered by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Momentum for Mobility: Global Pathways for Inclusion supports Canadian students, including Indigenous students, low-income students, and those with disabilities, to receive up to $5,000 in financial support for in-person mobility experiences.

Find All the Details and Application Here

First Year Applicants

No application is required for these awards. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically based on academic achievement alone.
  • Maximum amount: Up to $4,000 per year
  • Audience: all incoming first year students to Queen's
  • Basis of assessment: academic achievement
  • Application deadline: no application required
  • Find out more and check eligibility: Student Awards

Incoming First Year students to the BISC may apply for Major Admission Awards.
  • Maximum amount: these range in value between $9,000 and $12,000 per year (varies by award)
  • Audience: all incoming first year students to Queen's
  • Basis of assessment: varies depending on the award but may include superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership. Financial need may be considered.
  • Find out more, check eligibility and deadlines, and apply: Student Awards
Incoming First Year students to the BISC may apply for an admission bursary.
  • Maximum amount: Up to $7,500 (first year only)
  • Audience: all incoming first year students to BISC
  • Basis of assessment: financial need
  • Find out more, check eligibility and deadlines, and apply: Student Awards

Check out Student Awards for full details of all available assistance

Bursary details may change without notice. Please consult Student Awards for the most up-to-date information.

Upper Year Applicants

Check our Student Awards page for full details on Upper Year Bursaries

Please complete and submit one of the BISC Bursary Applications below and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be considered for BISC funding:

There are a variety of funding opportunities available to all Upper Year students (Queen's and non-Queen's students) in their second or subsequent year of study. The objective of the funding program is to assist students who demonstrate financial need by meeting a portion of their basic costs for attending the BISC.

Exclamation3Awards and Bursaries are available to Queen’s University students, or students studying on a letter of permission, provided they complete and submit the BISC Bursary Application to the Queen’s Student Awards Office and meet the eligibility requirements for financial need as determined by the Student Awards Office.

  • Maximum amounts: Up to $5,000 (Fall/Winter), $4,000 (Summer) and $1,250 (Medieval Theatre Studies)
  • Audience: upper year students (Queen's and non-Queen's)
  • Basis of assessment: typically based on financial need
  • Application deadline: students are encouraged to apply at time of application to study
  • Find out more, check eligibility, and apply: Student Awards

Bursary details may change without notice. Please consult Student Awards for the most up-to-date information.

If you are not a Queen's student there may be additional funding available: check our list of external bursaries below. This is not an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to research options at your home institution. Please note the eligibility criteria for these awards may change without notice, and that terminology may also differ between schools.

SchoolAvailable Financial AssistanceAmountComments
Bishop’s University Quebec Ministry of Education Bursary Programme up to $4,000 ($1,000 per month) Contact the International Exchange Office
Carleton University Alfred and Isabel Bader Student Travel Awards Submit Application Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Concordia University Quebec Mobility Bursary $2,500 Contact Concordia International or the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office
Dalhousie University Dalhousie offers a limited number of awards of approximately $7,500 to eligible students $7,500 Contact the International Centre
Elizabethtown College The BISC is an affiliated program at ETown Varies Other scholarships may be available up to $1000. See ETown's Study Abroad Scholarships
McMaster University Travel & Exchange Scholarships $200 - $3,675 McMaster Humanities Study Abroad
St. Mary's University VP and Academic Research International Mobility Award $350 - $1,500  
SUNY Albany Students can use their Federal Aid    
SUNY Binghamton Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship $1,000 - $5,000  
University of British Columbia Application can be made to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society   Visit http://www.ikbbc.ca/
University of Toronto The Bader International Bursary Up to $10,000 Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycnegtl4
University of Victoria Application can be made to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society   Visit http://www.ikbbc.ca/
University of Waterloo Arts International Experience Award $1,000 See Student Awards and Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant Herstmonceux Castle Scholarship Up to $2,500 Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator
Western University Global Opportunities Award $1,000 to $2,000 Contact Western International

List of external bursaries for non-Queen's students (PDF, 511KB)

All Upper Year programs at the BISC are eligible for OSAP, with the exception of the Medieval Theatre Studies program which does not qualify based on the length of the program. However, you may apply for a bursary for all programs including the Medieval Theatre Studies program.

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We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
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***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

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