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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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Bader Hall Gym

Bader Hall Gym offers three zones for different types of fitness:

  • Sports Hall This basketball/volleyball/indoor football court is where intramurals are held weekly. Students are also encouraged to use this facility for pick-up sports.
  • Cardio Room Contains cardio machines including treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a spin bike, and two rowing machines
  • Weights Room There are several resistance machines, free weights, kettlebells, and additional equipment in the weights room.

Based on student interest we arrange specialist trainers to come to the BISC to hold fitness classes. In the past these have included Kickboxing, Zumba, Kettlebell, Yoga, and Military Circuits.You are encouraged to indicate preference on arrival at the Castle so we can organize weekly classes.

Intramurals are always a popular part of the student experience. The sports vary each semester and are determined by student interest. These are a great way to get involved with peers and staff outside of the classroom.


The 500 acres of beautiful grounds are a favourite for cross country runners and there is a marked 2km running route on the estate.

External Team and Individual Sports

If you would like to be part of a sports team please look into teams in the local East Sussex area (Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings). Student Services can help coordinate your travel and getting in touch with the coaches. You can find some good contact information at http://www.eastsussex.org/sport/.

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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