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  • Welcome to the BISC!

    Welcome to the BISC!

    The Bader International Study Centre is the UK campus of Queen's University, Canada - based at historic Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.

  • ELOs

    Leave the classroom behind!

    Our exciting Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are a feature of every program that we offer. Learn by going! Visit museums, galleries, or take a guided tour through the streets of London.

    The BISC firmly believes in learning that goes beyond the classroom.

  • Programs

    Choose the program that suits you

    First Years can spend a full year at the castle in our Arts, Science, or Con-Ed streams. Upper Years can take advantage of our course clusters in the Fall, Summer, or Winter terms.

    All students benefit from our small class sizes and personal contact with our professors.

  • Campus

    A vibrant, friendly campus

    All students live on the castle estate itself in our Hall of Residence, Bader Hall. The BISC is a small community that prides itself on its sense of inclusiveness and diversity. And with over 30 ratified student clubs, there's no excuse not to get involved!

    Find us on Twitter @QueensBISC #BISCLife

  • Castle

    A unique Study Abroad opportunity

    The 15th century castle of Herstmonceux will be your classroom. Nestled in the English countryside, with easy transport links to Brighton and London, the BISC is your gateway to the UK and beyond. Apply today!


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To help you remain safe we encourage you to keep the following information close to hand when travelling:

  • The Bader Hall Reception number: 0044 1323 834400
  • The location and contact information of the local police and other local emergency support services (e.g. the equivalent numbers to “911”) - 999 in the UK and 112 in Europe.
  • The Emergency Contact Number for Queen’s University, provided on the Emergency Contact Card (+1 (613) 533-6111).
  • Contact information for your travel providers (e.g. airline, bus company, etc.) as well as information regarding changing/obtaining tickets in the host country.
  • Address and telephone number of the Embassy for your home country.
  • Local contacts for support (friends, other Castle students)
  • Itinerary for departing host country (leave copies with local and family contacts)
  • Emergency contact information for family and friends at home
  • Alternative contact in the event your primary emergency cannot be reached
  • Insurance (review your health insurance for implications of civil unrest; purchase trip cancellation insurance; ensure your insurance information is readily accessible; know the relevant phone numbers for your policy; know how to access your insurance from abroad)

In the Event of an Emergency While Abroad

If you are in a situation that declines to the point your welfare is threatened, you should:

  • Contact the local authorities for immediate assistance
  • Speak with the contact person at the Castle
  • Contact your local embassy for assistance
  • Contact Queen’s Security using the number on their Emergency Contact Card to report on the situation and to initiate the Emergency Protocol
  • If the situation warrants, contact your insurance company (emergency medical, travel arrangements, etc.)
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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