Lewes Campus


Our on-campus residence (Caburn House) is the perfect option if you are aged 18 years old or above, and wish to live together with other international students. Located within the East Sussex College Lewes campus, the residence is just three minutes’ walk from the main College buildings. It’s also opposite the main Lewes community leisure centre, which has an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, gym, climbing wall and athletics track.

Lewes is located within the South Downs National Park and behind the residence you can see the beautiful green hills known as the Sussex Downs. The town centre is a 10 minute walk away, where there are lots of restaurants, cafés, shops and supermarkets. Lewes train station in only a five minute walk away from the residence.

Please note that the on-campus residence is a very popular accommodation choice and you can cook your own food there.



There are 57 single study bedrooms in the residence. Each room is equipped with the following:

  • Single bed
  • Bedside light
  • Wardrobe
  • Study desk
  • Desk lamp
  • Curtains
  • Electric heating
  • En-suite bathroom (with hot and cold water, shower, sink and toilet)

Typical bedroom at Caburn House


You will share kitchen and dining facilities with up to eight other students. Each kitchen is fully-equipped and has a dining area as well as food storage facilities. Kitchen facilities include:

  • Two cookers
  • Oven
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Sink
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery

Typical kitchen in Caburn House


For socialising or relaxing with your friends, there are three living rooms in the residence. All living rooms are equipped with sofas, a coffee table, TV and DVD facilities.

We also offer a range of other services for students in our residence


Your personal safety is our primary concern. There are night-time security staff at the residence and a Reception office that is staffed at various times throughout the day. College security cameras also monitor the entrance and surrounding area.

Guests are allowed to visit during the day and should sign the Guest Register Book upon arrival. Overnight guests are not allowed without prior approval from the Accommodation Manager.


For your convenience, you are able to buy a bedpack which consists of a pillow, pillow case, sheet, duvet and duvet case. The cost is £35.00. You can request this before or upon arrival.


Laundry facilities (coin-operated washing and drying machines) are available 24-hours on-site. The current cost is £3.50 to wash and dry a large load of laundry.


Wi-fi is available for students to use throughout the building at no additional cost.


During the warmer months students may enjoy our newly-built outdoor patio area.


Secure luggage storage is available for students who are returning to their home country for the summer . The fee for leaving luggage in the residence for the summer holidays is currently £10.00 per item.


Should you require travel, medical and possessions insurance for the duration of your studies with us, we recommend Endsleigh Insurance Services. Endsleigh is one of the largest international student insurers in the UK, and is recommended by English UK. Please click here to receive an online quote.


Caburn House is open during the Christmas and Easter period. You will be able to book your room for extra nights during the holidays if you wish.