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Included in Your Program Fee

The BISC offers all-inclusive program fees designed to help show you exactly what you will get during your study abroad experience.


  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed small class sizes
  • Field studies trips: transportation, entrance fees and packed lunch
  • Multi-day mid-term trip, inc. accommodation and breakfast
  • Academic advising
  • Skills development sessions

Room and Board

  • Guaranteed room in residence (2 students per room by default)
  • Housekeeping services
  • Full meal plan on campus
  • WiFi and Ethernet internet access

Campus Services

  • Mental and physical health services
  • Access to on-site library
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Outdoor tennis court

Pre-departure, Arrivals, and Orientation Services

  • Online pre-departure cultural and safety orientation
  • Pre-departure briefing with BISC staff
  • Opportunties to connect with other students before departure
  • Arrival/departure transfers to and from Heathrow airport on designated dates
  • Site and program orientation upon arrival
  • Local area orientation day trip
  • London orientation day trip (Fall/Winter)

Safety and Support

  • Enrolment in Queen's Emergency Support Program
  • Staff on-call 24-hours
  • 24-hour security

Cultural Experiences, Transportation, and Shopping

  • Cultural trips to national places of interest (e.g., Stonehenge)
  • Free transportation to places of interest in the local area (e.g., Charleston – home of The Bloomsbury Group)
  • Frequent shopping trips to nearby towns

Social Events and Activities

  • Guest lectures
  • Social events (e.g., trivia nights)
  • Sports
  • Choir
  • Clubs (Fall/Winter only)
  • Student Government (Fall/Winter only)

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and awards is available for both First Year and Upper Year programs at the BISC.
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Program Fees

Program NameProgram YearProgram LevelSemester offeredNumber of UnitsCost (CAD)
First Year Program 2019-2020 First Year Fall and Winter 10 courses / 30.0 units $41,628
Fall General Program 2019 Upper Year Fall 5 courses / 15.0 units $20,814
Winter General Program 2020 Upper Year Winter 5 courses / 15.0 units $20,814 Exclamation3
The BISC Award for International Study has been set at $7000 for the academic year 2019/20. All incoming upper year students are guaranteed a $7000 discount on their program fees for Winter 2020 and the Specialized Program in International Law and Politics. Apply on the Queen's University Student Awards pages.
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Specialized Program in International Law and Politics 2020 Upper Year Winter POLS 398/9.0 plus 2 electives $13,814 Exclamation3
Castle Summer+ 2020 Upper Year Summer 3 courses / 9.0 units $10,236**
Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability 2020 Upper Year Summer 3 courses / 9.0 units $11,593**
Field School in Medieval Theatre Studies 2020 Upper Year Summer 2 courses / 6.0 units $3,372**
International Law Programs 2020 Graduate Summer 3 courses / 9.0 credits $14,415**
** Estimated Summer 2020 fees only, based on 2019 fee structure. All BISC program fees for Summer 2020 to be confirmed in early March 2020. 


Airfare to/from the UK

Please see arrivals for more information. Sign up to airlines' newsletters for information about seat sales. You may be able to use Aeroplan points or Airmiles to pay for flights.


Some students may require a visa. Check to see if you need one!
Costs as of May 2019:
- Tier 4 visa: £348
- Short-term visa: £97
- Schengen visa from UK: £51

Health Insurance

All students must have up to date supplemental health insurance. Prices vary, depending on your requirements. See our website for more details.

Personal items and Schools Supplies

All core textbooks are available in the library, and many readings are available online, so you will need to buy few textbooks. See our budgeting page to help you plan ahead for personal expenses (e.g., toiletries) and laundry.

The 2019-20 fees are payable according to the following schedule:

  • Winter 2019 - January 10th, 2019
  • Summer 2019 - due by session start, 2019
  • Fall 2019 - September 1st, 2019
  • Winter 2020 - January 9th, 2020

For more information on fees and the payment schedule, please visit the Office of University Registrar's site.

Information about payment methods is also available on the Office of the University Registrar's site.

  • All fees are in Canadian dollars
  • We are a charity institution, and we endeavour to keep tuition and residence fees as low as is commensurate with retaining the quality of our programs. Our fees will incorporate increase in tuition approved by the province of Ontario.
Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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