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First Year Applicants

Automatic Admission Scholarships

No application is required for these awards. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically based on academic achievement alone.
  • Maximum amount: Up to $6000 per year
  • Audience: all incoming first year students to Queen's
  • Basis of assessment: academic achievement
  • Application deadline: no application required
  • Find out more, check eligibility, and apply: Student Awards

Major Admission Awards

Incoming First Year students to the BISC may apply for Major Admission Awards in addition to be being considered for the awards listed above.
  • Maximum amount: Up to $15000 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.
  • Application deadline: December 1 2017
  • Find out more, check eligibility, and apply: Student Awards

BISC-specific awards of up to $7500

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

Tricolour Bursary

Incoming First Year students to the BISC may apply for an admission bursary in addition to be being considered for the awards listed above.
  • Maximum amount: Up to $7500 (first year only)
  • Audience: all incoming first year students to BISC
  • Basis of assessment: financial need
  • Application deadline: February 15 2018
  • Find out more, check eligibility, 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

There are several bursaries available to all Upper Year students in their second or subsequent year of study. The objective of the bursary program is to assist students who demonstrate financial need by meeting a portion of their basic costs for attending the BISC.

  • Maximum amount: Up to $5000 (Fall/Winter) and $2500 (Summer - excluding Medieval Theatre)
  • 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.

i2TRM Award

A non-repayable award of $4000 is available for all Queen's students enrolled in the program running Fall 2018. The program is capped at 25 students.
Find out more about the program

Non-Queen's Upper Year Students

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 $4000 ($1000 per month) Contact the International Exchange Office
Concordia University Quebec Mobility Bursary $2500 Contact Concordia International or the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office
Dalhousie University Dalhousie offers a limited number of awards of approximately $7,000 to eligible students $7000 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 Scholarhships
McMaster University Travel & Exchange Scholarships $200 - $3675 McMaster Humanities Study Abroad
St. Mary's University VP and Academic Research International Mobility Award $350 - $1500  
SUNY Albany Students can use their Federal Aid    
SUNY Binghamton Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship $1000 - $5000  
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 $1000 See Student Awards and Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant Herstmonceux Castle Scholarship Up to $2500 Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator
Western University Global Opportunities Award $1000 to $2000 Contact Western International

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

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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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
Fax: (613) 533-6810
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