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Application Procedures

2017 Application - Applications and decisions are now being made on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

*For more information, please see the 2016 BISC PowerPoint Presentation Slides (4.9MB)

Eligibility to Apply

Students registered in the J.D. or LL.B. program at accredited Canadian and American universities are eligible to apply.

International law students fluent in English at universities which are in exchange partnership with Queen's University are also eligible.  International students may be required to provide proof of fluency in English.

Non-law students with a relevant background in international studies or qualified individuals with work experience in international human rights will be considered for admission to the Public International Law program.

Application Procedures

Students are encouraged to apply early as the number of positions is limited.

Applications from Queen's Law students and up to 10 Dalhousie Law students will be given priority and an equal chance of acceptance.  If there are more applications from qualified Queen's and Dalhousie students than places in any of the programs by the deadline, a lottery will be held. Qualified students who are not accepted through such a lottery will be assigned places on a waiting list by lottery.

Applications from students from other universities, and applications from Queen's and Dalhousie Law students received after the deadline, will be considered in the order received, provided space remains.

A student who applies for a scholarship or bursary when applying for admission should receive responses to the scholarship, bursary and admission applications around the same time. 

No applications can be accepted after mid-March, even if spaces remain in any of the programs.

Application Documentation

Application form which includes the following additional documents:

  • Personal Statement
    ​Explain your interest in the program, why you would be well suited, include any prior experience and how the program fits with your intended academic or career plans. Also include any information on why you should be considered for scholarship funding.
  • Résumé
  • Non-Queen’s law students
    • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
    • Official law transcripts (to be submitted when fall term grades are released)
    • Letter of permission from home university

Course Selection

Please select the International Business Law Business Law Program or the Public International Law Program.  Due to conflicts in field trip and class times, students are not able to take a combination of courses from different programs.

Queen's Law students may not take courses at the Bader International Study Centre that overlap substantially with coursework previously completed, nor will they be permitted to enroll in courses for credit at Queen's that overlap substantially with work that they have completed at the Bader International Study Centre.

Students from other universities should consult with their Faculty Advisor to ensure that the courses in the selected program can be recognized for transfer credit.