Bader International Study Centre

BISC

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

STUDY CENTRE

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Application Process

Queen's Students

  1. Check your eligibility (you must have a cumulative GPA of 1.6 or higher)
  2. Complete and submit the following documents
    1. Upper Year Applicant Course Selection Form
    2. BISC Bursary Application (strongly recommended)
  3. Ensure you submit your application by the deadline:
    1. Fall Term – 31 July
    2. Winter Term – 15 November
    3. May-June Summer School and Specialized Programs – Extended till April 15
  4. Watch the email address you used to apply with for more information about the BISC and your next steps.

Forms

Non-Queen's Students

  1. Check your eligibility by consulting the office that coordinates study abroad at your university and complete any required steps
  2. Request a Letter of Permission (LOP) from your home university
  3. Complete and submit the following documents to Queen's University Undergraduate Admission:
    1. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended (not necessary for students from partner schools)
    2. A Letter of Permission (LOP) from your home university
    3. BISC Online Application
    4. BISC Bursary Application (strongly recommended)
    5. BISC Course Selection Form 
  4. Ensure you submit your application by the deadline:
    1. Fall Term – 31 July 
    2. Winter Term – 15 November
    3. May-June Summer School and Specialized Programs – Extended till April 15
  5. Watch the email address you used to apply with for more information about the BISC and your next steps.
  6. Check your SOLUS Student Centre for a To-Do List of all required documentation and the status of your application. The link will be sent to you after you apply.

Forms

Non-Queen's Students from Partner Universities

  1. Check your eligibility by consulting the office that coordinates study abroad at your university and complete any required steps
  2. Request a Letter of Permission (LOP) from your home university (if asked to do so)
  3. Complete and submit the following documents to Queen's University Undergraduate Admission:
    1. BISC Online Application
    2. BISC Bursary Application (strongly recommended)
    3. BISC Course Selection Form 
  4. Ensure you submit your application by the deadline:
    1. Fall Term – 31 July
    2. Winter Term – 15 November
    3. May-June Summer School and Specialized Programs – Extended till April 15
  5. Watch the email address you used to apply with for more information about the BISC and your next steps.
  6. Check your SOLUS Student Centre for a To-Do List of all required documentation and the status of your application. The link will be sent to you after you apply.

Forms

If you are having any trouble with the BISC Online Application please refer to our Step by Step Manual for Application Procedures.

Tips for the Application Process

  1. Review the course descriptions on the BISC website and select several courses you would like to take at the BISC. Keep in mind your degree program and what requirements you will need to graduate. If unsure, you should seek the help of academic advisors within your Department or Faculty to review the course descriptions and make suggestions.
  2. Having chosen your courses, submit an application to your home institution indicating your interest in attending the BISC through Queen's University. Your Faculty or Study Abroad Office will be able to provide information on this process.
  3. Typically, you will be asked to complete a form or make a formal written request for a Letter of Permission (LOP). You will likely have to indicate which courses you want to take and provide the course descriptions outlined on this website. If additional information is required, please contact us directly at: castle@queensu.ca
  4. When your university is satisfied that the program is acceptable, you will be granted a LOP for those courses which your university will recognize for credit. The LOP may be submitted directly to Queen's University by the Department, Faculty, or student.
  5. While waiting for the LOP, you may wish to avoid further delay by requesting an official transcript from the Registrar's Office at your institution.
  6. Once you have both the LOP and transcript (or notification that it has been sent to Queen's), you should forward the application and appropriate supporting documents to:

Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union St
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

The LOP and/or transcript are required documents and must be received by Queen's Undergraduate Admission before your application can be processed.