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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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An intimate learning experience

The Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK is an educational experience quite unlike any other!  You will participate in internationally-focused, Queen’s courses and experience small seminar sizes that allow for development of your academic skills, such as critical thinking, analysis, and effective writing, through the media of dialogue and debate. You will experience a level of interaction with and support from your professors that is much more in keeping with a graduate-level of education.

Experiential and active learning

You will learn in a variety of settings, not just in the classroom, but way beyond. All courses include classroom based activities such as lectures and seminars, and all involve experiential learning opportunities that will take you to exceptional places in the UK and Europe.

So close to Europe

As part of your program you will experience different cultures and subcultures, and so develop an understanding of what it means to be part of a globalized world. You will also have opportunities to travel independently, with London being within two hours of the campus, and continental Europe being just half a day's travel away.

Active engagement with the community

As part of a small community, you will be able to participate in a wide range of activities, social, sporting and performative. These will enable you to develop both your self-confidence and the life skills which will support you throughout university and into the workplace.

Find your program

The BISC is a small, vibrant community, where all members are encouraged and supported to fulfil their academic potential and discover their place in the world. Come and be part of the community now and find the program that will lead you forwards on your academic journey!

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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