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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 BISC offers an on-site counselling service, as well as para-professional support services. Please note, Student Services staff are not trained counsellors. However, they can listen, help, and provide practical and emotional support.

On-Site Counselling Service

The BISC runs a short-term counselling service, with limited availability.

Students will be offered up to a maximum of 6 sessions per semester. A session is a maximum of 50 minutes. Appointment times, dates, spacing between appointments, availability, and duration may vary.

Available appointments are released a week at a time and become available the Thursday prior at 2:30pm.

Please note that this service operates in the Fall and Winter semesters only. Individual counselling appointments can be arranged for students on Summer programs - please contact a member of Student Services.

Student Services

The Student Services team all offer a non-judgmental, friendly and open service. You are welcome to meet with any of the Student Services team who will listen and, if required, offer advice and guidance. 

We are available to provide support, information and guidance on a range of issues. These include:

  • Academic accommodations
  • Mitigating circumstance
  • Homesickness/loneliness
  • Difficulties making friends
  • Stress and mental health issues
  • Accessing study skills support
  • Support for students with physical and learning difficulties
  • Problems with family/friends
  • Difficulties in adjusting to university life

What you can Expect

We will not make moral judgments about your situation or behaviour. Our role is to inform you of your options, make you aware of the consequences of these options and provide support and guidance in the choices that you make. Please note, Student Services staff are not trained counsellors. However, we can listen, help, and provide practical and emotional support.

Online Resources

There are some very useful online resources available. Your Best You Self-help Workbook Series was developed by counsellors at Student Wellness Services specifically for Queen’s Students. All three books are self-directed, so students do not have to talk with a counsellor first. All three books are available for free online here.

There are some other very useful online resources available.

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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