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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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Residence Agreement

Students studying at the BISC must sign the Residence Agreement, and are bound by the BISC Rules and Regulations, as well as any applicable policies. The Residence Agreement is a contract between you and the Bader International Study Centre and you are highly encouraged to read the Residence Agreement before signing. You can sign to say you have read and accept the Rules and Regulations and the Residence Agreement when you fill out the residence form.

By signing the Residence Agreement you agree to comply with the BISC Rules and Regulations. This includes but is not limited to policies such as the Library’s Terms of Use, and the Transportation Policy.

Residence Form

Once you have accepted your offer to the BISC you need to complete and submit the Residence Form accessible through the online portal. You will be asked a series of questions about your lifestyle in order fo us to match you with a roommate. Alternatively you can request a single room.

In the online portal you will also be asked for information about:

  • any necessary accommodations (academic, dietary, etc.) - please make sure you submit the correct documentation
  • your emergency contacts
  • whether you have supplementary health insurance
  • your arrivals information
  • passport

Different bits of information are required at different times. Please check your email to see when these deadlines are. You can go into the online portal and update information on an ongoing basis, up until the relevant deadline has passed.

Room Assignments

All students paying full fees are entitled to a twin bedded standard room, sharing with another student, in Bader Hall. The Bader International Study Centre will attempt to take into account preferences noted on the residence form; however we cannot guarantee requests for particular accommodation. Please note the Residence Agreement is for a space in Bader Hall, not a particular room.

For logistical reasons room assignments are not typically released until the day of arrival.

We do not have the capacity to accommodate ailments such as common allergies, asthma, migraines or anxiety that are not diagnosed as a pre-existing condition. If you require special accommodation or have concerns that are personal and unique to your situation, then please contact Student Services. If you require a Service Animal in residence please make sure you read the Service Animal Policy first.

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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