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 College
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

Find out more information on the Bader College 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 Financial Assistance page.

Queen’s Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Summer 2023 March 15, 2023
Fall 2023 – Health Sciences March 31, 2023
Fall 2023 – General July 1, 2023
Winter 2024 November 15, 2023

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



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