Independent Summer School: Bader College, Queen’s University

The Bader College, located at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England, is the UK campus of Queen’s University. Bader College represents a fusion of history and innovation. Students have taken courses here in International Relations, English, and European Studies.

Castle Summer +

This is an independent (non-exchange) learning experience. You may apply directly to the program, and there is no nomination process through the Centre for International Experience. Read more about the independent summer programs (Non-Exchange Opportunities > Summer Experiences). 

Transfer Credits: To qualify for and receive academic credits, you must follow your home faculty’s transfer credit procedures. It is your responsibility to consult with your Faculty Registrar’s office regarding transfer credits for independent summer programs. There may be fees to apply for a transfer credit assessment. Alternatively, you can choose to undertake this opportunity on a not-for-credit basis. 

Faculty specific instructions: 

Tuition: Paid directly to the host university.

Funding: Bader International Bursary (open to undergraduate students of all colleges in the Faculty of Arts & Science)

How to Apply: 

  1. Apply directly to the host institution and pay tuition to the host institution.
  2. Complete the Safety Abroad requirements (including the Safety Abroad Registry and Workshop) prior to departure. Only students who complete all Safety Abroad requirements are eligible for IE Award+ and for a possible discount on program fees at the host institution.
  3. If you plan to apply for the transfer credit option, please ensure you follow your home faculty’s transfer credit procedures. 
  4. Apply for an IE Award+ by May 6th (application period starts in January).
  5. After host institution approval, arrange for your visa (if applicable), book your flights and accommodation, and set off on your learning abroad experience!

Academic Transcript from Host Institution: Once you have completed your summer program, ensure that an official transcript is sent directly from the host institution to your U of T faculty’s Transfer Credit Office, not to the Centre for International Experience


Country(ies): UK (England)
City: Sussex
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: Summer
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Varies


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: No U of T tuition - tuition paid directly to Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
Program Fees: Students pay program fees to host institution
Funding: IE Award+ or Bader International Bursary


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Please refer to the host institution for more information.