Bader International Study Centre

BISC

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

STUDY CENTRE

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Financial Assistance

Choosing to study for a term or year at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) is exciting and rewarding. It can also be a major financial undertaking for many students and their families. Queen’s University is committed to making the unique and enriching BISC experience accessible to all qualified students. We encourage you to explore all your financial options to ensure you create a financial plan to cover the costs of your time at the BISC:

  • Admission Scholarships (for Queen’s first-year students)
  • Funding opportunities are frequently obtainable through a student's home university and/or community
  • Your own savings
  • Parental and/or family contributions
  • Government financial assistance
  • Student line of credit
  • External Scholarships and Bursaries

Queen's Students

First Year Applicants

Automatic Admission Scholarships (No separate application required)
By applying for admission to the BISC/Queen's all eligible applicants are automatically considered for a grades-based admission scholarship:

  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Dean's Admission Scholarship for Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours)
  • Principal's Scholarship
  • Senator Frank Carrel Merit Scholarship

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically based on academic achievement alone. See the Student Awards Office website for more details.

Tricolour Bursary 
In addition to the Admission Scholarships listed above, the Tricolour Bursary is available to incoming Queen's students who chose to undertake their first year of studies at the BISC. There is no separate application for the Tricolour Bursary; by indicating that you will be participating in the First Year Program at the BISC on the Admission Bursary application, you will be automatically considered for the Tricolour Bursary. The application can be submitted as soon as you apply to Queen's. We recommend you apply by the date posted on the Admission Bursary application and no later than your admission response deadline. See the& Student Awards Office website for more details.

Create Your Financial Plan
There are many options to help you create a plan to finance your Castle education. Your own financial circumstances may not be identical to this, but we wanted you to see how several funding options can fit together to ensure you have the funds to afford your castle experience.

Financial plan for first year progamQueen’s student attending BISC First Year Program

  • Family Income: $75,000
  • Family Size: 4
  • First of 2 children attending University
  • Cost of Program: $35,500 (Based on 2013-14 fee schedule)

* The government loans and grants depicted in the given scenarios are based on assistance to a single Ontario student qualifying for OSAP. Financial assistance from other provinces/territories will vary.
**OSAP grants may comprise of both upfront grants (i.e. Ontario Tuition Grant) and the Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (OSOG).

A note about BISC Bursary Assistance
BISC bursaries normally range in value up to approximately one third of the BISC program fees, depending on financial need. Queen’s students attending the first year program at Queen’s receive their bursary funding for the upcoming year at the BISC on admission to Queen’s, and therefore, will not receive any further bursary assistance for their 1st year. Upper Year students may apply for bursary assistance on the BISC Upper Year Bursary application at the same time as applying for the BISC.

As part of the assessment for a Queen’s BISC Bursary, there is an emphasis on assisting those students who have and continue to demonstrate need over and above the maximum funding available through government student financial assistance. All domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) will be required to apply for government assistance in order to be considered for BISC bursary assistance (BISC First Year Program and/or Upper Year BISC).

Upper Year Applicants

There are several bursaries available to Upper Year students in their second or subsequent year of study. The objective of the bursary program is to assist students who demonstrate financial need by meeting a portion of their basic costs for attending the BISC.

As part of the assessment for a Queen's BISC Bursary, there is an emphasis on assisting those students who have and continue to demonstrate need over and above the maximum funding available through government student financial assistance. All domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) must be accessing government student financial assistance in order to be considered for BISC bursary assistance.

See the Student Awards Office website for eligibility and application details.

Non-Queen's Students

Some Queen’s bursaries are available to Upper Year students completing their degree at another institution. See the Student Awards Office website for eligibility and application details.

In addition, some universities also have scholarships, bursaries, and awards for which students interested in studying at the BISC can apply.

School

Available Financial Assistance

Amount

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Bishop University

Quebec Ministry of Education International Mobility Bursary

up to $4000 ($1000 per month)

  Queen's University

Carleton University

Bursary available

$2500

Contact Student Awards at Carleton Queen's University
Carroll University

Students should be able to use their Federal Aid

 

Cross-Cultural Experiences Student Award - currently under review Carroll University
Dalhousie University Dalhousie is able to offer a limited number of awards of approximately $7,000 to eligible students $7000 Contact the International Centre Queen's University
St. Mary's University

VP and Academic Research International Mobility Award

$350 - $1500

  Queen's University
SUNY Albany

Students can use their Federal Aid

 

  SUNY

SUNY Binghamton

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship

$1000 - $5000

  SUNY
University of British Columbia Application can be made to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society     Queen's University
University of Victoria Application can be made to the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society     Queen's University
University of Waterloo Possible grants to the first ten qualified students up to $500   Queen's University
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

Herstmonceux Castle Scholarship

$500 to $2500   UWM
Western University Global Opportunities Award up to $2000   Queen's University