Program Fees

Program Fee

The BISC program fee for 2022 will be set in the fall of 2021. The amount for 2021, if the program had been held at the BISC, would have been $15,347 with a fee waiver of $550 for all students. The 2022 amount is expected to be similar.

The BISC program fees include:

  • Tuition: 3 36-hour courses of 3 credits each for a total of 9 credits
  • Room and board: shared accommodation (2 students per room) and full meal plan. (Students can request a single room for an approximate additional cost of $450)
  • Welcome reception, orientation program, guest lectures, special events, and final dinner
  • Field study trips: transportation and entrance fees; accommodation and breakfast on overnight trips
  • Access to BISC facilities and services including computing rooms, library, gym
  • Coach transfers: from and to Heathrow airport on designated days

Program fees do not include return airfare to and from London, supplemental health insurance, textbooks and course supplies, personal expenses and laundry, and lunches and dinners on overnight trips.

Note for LL.M. and Joint Program Students

MPA/JD, MIR/JD and MA (Econ)/JD students are welcome to register in one of the International Law Programs, which will enable them to complete the degree requirements for both programs in three academic years.  LL.M. students are also welcome to register.  Joint program students who are registered in the JD program in the year in which they enrol in one of the International Law Programs pay the regular program fee.  A  student registered in the graduate degree year of a joint program or an LL.M. student remains registered in the MPA, MIR, MA or LL.M. program in the spring term and pays tuition at that program's rate. They are also charged for the field studies, residence, and meal plan at the BISC.  The total amount paid by such students is quite close to the amount paid by JD students.  Details can be obtained from the Program Director.

Payment of Fees

The online program fee must be paid in full by May 1, 2022.

Financial Assistance


Queen's University, which is committed to making the BISC programs accessible, has established a number of awards and bursaries to assist students with the cost of attending the BISC. Bursary recipients also often access other forms of assistance such as government loans and grants or a personal student loan or line of credit.

BISC bursaries are non-repayable grants available to students from any law school who have demonstrated financial need above the maximum funding available through government student financial assistance. All domestic students must be in receipt of government assistance in order to be considered for a bursary. The bursaries range in value.

Bursaries are available to both Queen's and non-Queen's students. Applicants from other universities are also encouraged to investigate funding opportunities at their home institutions. In the past, a number of students from other universities have secured financial support from their home university to attend the International Law Programs.

How to Apply for Bursaries

Students are encouraged to submit a bursary application when they apply for admission to the BISC. Bursary applications will continue to be accepted until the beginning of the programs.

Bursary applications are available at Queen's University Student Awards. Applicants should complete the application for the BISC upper-year program. For questions about bursaries contact the Queen's Student Awards Office at

The Queen's Student Awards Office is a resource for all BISC students. Students seeking information or advice on any aspect of financing their BISC experience are encouraged to take advantage of the services available.

BISC Global Law Scholarships

Queen's Law students may apply for a Global Law Scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest and/or experience in international law. The amounts of the scholarships vary.

A scholarship application consists of a personal statement, submitted by email to at the time of application to the programs. 

Government Student Loan Extensions

Queen’s students who have received funding through OSAP or another provincial plan during the academic year can apply for a spring/summer extension. Information and the OSAP Summer Extension form is posted on the Student Awards website each February. Non-Queen's students with government student loans should check with their home universities to determine the application process and deadlines.