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Welcome to the BISC!


Joining us in Fall 2021?

We're delighted to be offering in-person learning again in Fall 2021. Before you get started, please click the tile, or check out this link to our Covid-19 Readiness pages for the most up to date information regarding arrivals, quarantining procedures, academic travel and more. Our links will open a new window in your browser to be sure that you do not miss any of the other useful information on these pages.

Once you're all set, use the tiles below to navigate the site and find all the information you need to prepare yourself for a Study Abroad experience like no other!


Incoming First Year Student Checklist

To help keep you on track, the BISC has created a handy Next Steps checklist outlining the tasks and deadlines you need to keep in mind.


2019 Pass

Passport, visas (Student, Visitor, Schengen), evidence of English language, Biometric Residence Permits and more.



Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources - a one-day summer orientation program for incoming first year students and their families.

Money Matters

2019 Money

Bank machines, credit cards, prepaid travel credit cards, setting up a UK bank account, cashing facility, safety deposit, VAT and budgeting.


2019 Health

Supplementary health insurance - Information for First-Year, Upper-Year and Law students.


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Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy, the Emergency Support Program (ESP), creating a low-risk record.

What to Pack

2019 Pack

What to pack? What to leave behind? What electronics shall I bring? We do our best to answer all of these questions and more in this section.

Staying in Touch

2019 Mobile

Cell phone contracts, international call cards, Skype, postal services and other ways of staying in touch with friends and family.

Important info for Con-Ed Students!

Con Ed

Vital Police checks, about letters of accommodation, your Placement Schools.


2019 Arrivals

Early arrivals, and everything you need to know as you prepare for departure.

Orientation & Enrolment

Student Photo

Police Registration, Student ID Cards, Registering with the Doctor and other important docs. Plus, find out what Student Services have planned for your local orientation.

Personal Affairs

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Setting up power of attorney, about dual citizenship, income taxes, safeguarding important documents, property insurance & liability.

Meet the Student Services Team


Meet the Student Services Team, campus counsellors and medical personnel.

The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
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.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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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