Independent Summer Program: 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.

Read more about U of T student’s experience at Herstmonceux Castle here.

Program Information: 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). 

Post-Admission Transfer Credits: To qualify for and receive academic credits, you must follow your home faculty’s Post-Admission Transfer Credit procedures. It is your responsibility to consult with your Faculty Registrar’s office regarding transfer credits for independent (non-exchange) summer programs. Post-Admission Transfer Credits are different from transfer credits earned through exchange programs, and there is no guarantee that Post-Admission Transfer Credits can be applied to fulfill your program requirements. 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; Please submit Study Abroad Award Application directly from the Bader International Bursary page.)

How to Apply: 

  1. Apply directly to the host institution and pay tuition to the host institution.
  2. Complete the Safety Abroad requirements (including both the Safety Abroad Registry and Workshop) prior to departure.  Only students who complete the Safety Abroad Workshop modules 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+ Please note that the processing time for IE Awards+ applications takes up to six weeks. Additionally; if you are eligible to receive an IE Award+, your award will only be paid if and when all pre-departure requirements are completed. You will not receive funds until you are at the site of your 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.