15th century castle by the water on a sunny day

Picture a 15th century castle as your home, with Europe as your classroom!

Queen’s University: Bader International Study Centre
Campus at Herstmonceux Castle

What are the benefits of studying at the Herstmonceux Castle?

  • Earn credit towards your Carleton degree
  • Choose from a wide range of Queen’s courses in Art and Music, British Cultural Studies, Business and Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science.
  • Gain international experience
  • Small class size (average Upper Year class is 10 students)
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities in every course mean you learn outside the classroom. Each course has two Experiential Learning Opportunities and all programs have a multi-day overnight trip to places such as Paris, Berlin, Edinburgh, and London (varies by program).
  • No application fee, or deposit required by Queen’s

Programs on Offer

  • General Upper Year Program
    • Fall semester
    • Winter semester (course clusters in British History, Psychology or Health Studies)
    • Summer semester (Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Specialised Programs

Course Formats:

Summer 2022 – in person

Fall 2022 – in person

Winter 2023 – in person

Find out more information on the BSIC’s Upper Year Programs Page.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of bursaries and awards is available to First Year and Upper Year programs, and some programs have extra funding attached. For more information, please visit the Fees and Financial Assistance page.

Queen’s Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Summer 2022 April 1, 2022
Fall 2022 – Health Sciences March 31, 2022
Fall 2022 – General July 31, 2022
Winter 2023 November 15, 2022

If applying for the Letter of Permission, consult with the Registrar’s Office on the applicable deadlines.


  • Apply online on the Queen’s University Admissions website
  • Apply online for the Letter of Permission through Carleton University’s Registrar’s Office
  • Submit your Letter of Permission (scanned copies are acceptable) to Queen’s University by the applicable deadline
  • Prepare your bursary application for financial support. Once complete, submit the application to bursary@queensu.ca for assessment.


Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment at Queen’s University, is the first point of contact for your application process. Their team is there to help you through all the logistics in getting you across that drawbridge.

Contact Castle Admissions by email at castle@queensu.ca