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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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You have a number of options when you want something to eat:

  • The dining hall
  • Chestnuts Tea Room
  • The Headless Drummer
  • Kitchenettes
  • Takeaway deliveries
  • ASDA
  • Starbucks

The dining hall is the obvious place to head for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is open: 


  Breakfast 8:00am – 10:00am
  Lunch      12:00pm – 2:00pm
  Dinner     5:00pm – 7:00pm 

Friday and Saturday

  Breakfast 8:00am – 10:00am
  Lunch     12:00pm – 2:00pm
  Dinner    6:00 – 8:00pm 


  Brunch    8:00am – 2pm
  Dinner    6:00 – 8:00pm

There is a variety of menu options on offer, satisfying vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.

The Headless Drummer offers snacks and hot food on Wednesday and Thursdays. It is open 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7.00pm – 11.30pm (last orders 11.00pm)
  • Thursday 7:00pm - 12 midnight (last orders 11:30pm)

Chestnuts Tea Room offers a range of snacks and light lunches throughout the tourist season of March to November.

If you want to prepare your own meals or missed breakfast, you have access to a kitchenette with all the essentials of  a fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, sink, and storage units.

Bader Reception will be able to advise you of local takeaways that deliver to Herstmonceux.

And if you wish to stock up on your own favourite food stuffs, there are regular trips to ASDA in Eastbourne and Tesco in Hailsham you can take advantage. And for a sweet treat and that essential caffeine fix, there is always the Starbucks run!

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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