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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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The Bader International Study Centre is located just minutes from England's southern coast. We take advantage of this proximity to key global cities such as London, Paris, and Berlin, in order to provide students with innovative and unique experiential learning opportunities. Students can explore British culture and history in nearby cities such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Battle, Bexhill, and Hastings. Each has a vibrant culture that is on display in local shops, restaurants, and on colourful seaside piers.


Big BenThe BISC is a 1.5 hour train ride south of London. With train service running several times per hour, this global city is at the finger tips of our students. The BISC's proximity to London is vital for supporting our students' experiential learning. This global hub is home to top businesses, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations which provide our students with the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment from key practitioners and officials. This serves to connect classroom learning and skill development to the realities of our globalized world.


Brighton BeachBrighton is a vibrant British city of 270 000. It is home to Sussex University and the University of Brighton and includes all of the amenities of a large city, such as a major shopping centre, important historical sites, and unique art exhibits. The seafront and "Lanes" are full of bustling restaurants and shops that are frequented by locals and tourists alike. Brighton's diverse population and exciting culture make it a perfect destination for Experiential Learning Opportunities and for students to explore British culture.


The major cities of continental Europe are all easily accessible from the BISC. Experiential Learning Opportunities during the Mid-Term Trips to Paris (First Years) and Berlin (Upper Years) bring students to the major governmental organizations, historical sites, and cultural locations. Europe's diverse culture and important role global affairs creates the ideal setting for experiential, interdisciplinary learning.

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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