The 2021 programs will be offered at the castle if possible, but online if necessary. Applicants must indicate whether they are applying for only one program or either.

The deadline for priority admission is December 1, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of March 2021.

Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for a BISC Bursary. See the Program Fees page.

Eligibility to Apply

Students registered in a J.D. or LL.B. program at an accredited Canadian or American university are eligible to apply.

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

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. If there are more applications from Queen's and Dalhousie students than places in either of the programs by the deadline, a lottery will be held. Students who are not accepted through such a lottery will be placed on a waiting list.

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 late March.

Application Documentation

All applicants must complete the online application form, and submit the additional documents indicated below.

Queen's Law Students

If you wish to be considered for a Global Law scholarship, please include a:

  • Personal Statement,
    explain how your application meets the scholarship criteria of academic excellence and demonstrated interest and/or experience in international law.

Law Students at Other Universities

  • Please include a Letter of Permission from your home university.
  • Official law transcripts (to be submitted when fall term grades are released).
  • Check whether some or all of the courses in the selected program can be recognized for transfer credit.

Course Selection

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


Questions? Please contact the International Law Programs team.

Academic Director, Nicolas Lamp

Associate Academic Director, Ardi Imseis

Director, Gillian Ready