why study with us?
Watch our video showing a day in the life of some international students
Why study English language with us?
1. Top 5% of English language schools in the UK
In our 2018 British Council inspection report we achieved 13 out of 15 areas of strength, and we therefore retain our position as one of the top English language schools in the UK. Our Hastings campus also passed with flying colours and achieved seven areas of strength.
2. Great locations close to London
We are based in the beautiful South Downs area of South East England and have three campuses, two on the south coast at Eastbourne and Hastings and one in the historic county town of Lewes near Brighton.
For a video of our Hastings campus and surroundings made by our own students please click here.
For a video of Eastbourne please click here.
For a video of Lewes please click here.
3. Wide range of English language and academic courses- more than just a language school!
We are a private English language school within a state college with accreditation from the British Council for our English language provision.
Please click here for some great videos giving details of our A Level and Vocational Technical and Professional courses. First click on the campus you are interested in at the top left hand corner of page and then click on the subject.
4. Residential and homestay accommodation
We offer residential on-campus self-catering accommodation at our Lewes campus and homestay options at all three campuses
5. Great nationality mix
We work very hard when recruiting students to attract people from all across the world to ensure an enriching cultural experience.
Currently we attract students from all across Europe, Latin America and East and South East Asia.
6. Meeting British students
Whether you are studying alongside British students on the International Study Year or A Level programmes or following an English language course, there are a number of different ways you can meet British people and even make friends with them such as:
7. Successful examination results
We are very proud of our students and their achievements. Examination results in A Levels are consistently outstanding; in 2019, in A Levels we achieved a 97.3% pass rate.
Our students have progressed to Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Durham and to many other top universities and conservatoires, including those outside the UK such as Harvard University and the University of Hong Kong.
Our English language examination results are outstanding and have been above national averages for the past three years. Students had 100% success in Cambridge PET and FCE exams in 2019 as did CAE candidates .
Our successful English Language Plus courses now run all year round with no half term breaks so students can join at most times of year.
8. Exceptional Student Support
East Sussex College holds a prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for International Student Support. This award, sponsored by the British Council, was granted in recognition of our outstanding work in supporting and guiding our international students. It represents the value we place on your happiness and success. Find out more here.
East Sussex College is definitely the place if you are seeking high quality learning, new experiences and the opportunity to meet people from a wide range of backgrounds. We look forward to welcoming you!
Immigration Compliance, Admissions and Accommodation Team Leader
International Business Development Manager
Accommodation and Welfare Officer (Lewes)
Accommodation and Welfare Officer (Eastbourne and Hastings)
Finance Officer (Eastbourne and Lewes)
Senior Personal Tutor
International Programme Leader (Lewes)
International Programme Leader (Eastbourne and Lewes)
International Programme Leader (Hastings)