East Sussex College

why study with us?


Studying International Courses at East Sussex College Hastings

Studying International Courses at East Sussex College Lewes

Why study English language with us?

East Sussex College - a quality UK language school plus much more!


Our Lewes campus is accredited by the British Council and in our previous inspection report we achieved 13 out of 15 areas of strength.

Please click here for a full copy of the Lewes inspection report.

Take a look inside an international class:

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 like a private English language school within a state college with accreditation from the British Council for our English language provision.

Choose from

  • 15 Hour General English and 21 Hour English Language plus courses
  • High School and mini High School Programme called International Study Year
  • 1-1 and Part-time English Language Courses
  • A Levels
  • Vocational, Technical and Professional Courses
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • University Level courses

Please click here for some great videos giving details of our A Level and Vocational Technical and Professional courses.

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 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:

  • joining a college activity ( e.g men's and women's football, orchestra, gym, Spanish club)
  • joining a club or society in the local area
7. Successful examination results

We are very proud of our students and their achievements. Examination results in A Levels are consistently outstanding; in 2022, in A Levels, 39 courses achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

International 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 Plus courses now run all year round with no half term breaks so students can join at most times of year.

8. Work hard and play hard!

We understand that as well as enjoying the course, students are looking to make friends and fully experience life in the UK. That is why we do regular trips to places like Cambridge and Thorpe Park theme park so students can be together whilst enjoying a fun activity.

Please click on the video below for more details:

Mark Allen, International Director:

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!

Meet the team

Mark Allen
International Director

Caron Lewis
Immigration Compliance, Admissions and Accommodation Team Leader

Katie Wingfield
Senior International Officer (Hastings)

Isabelle Smith
Accommodation and Welfare Officer (Lewes)

Emma Williams
International Officer (Eastbourne)

Karolina Bateman

Accommodation And Welfare Officer (Hastings)

Joanna Bourne
Senior Personal Tutor

Graham Perry
International Programme Leader (Lewes)

Melissa Bloom
International Programme Leader (Eastbourne)

Otto Haas
International Programme Leader (Hastings)

Contact Us

East Sussex College
Mountfield Road Lewes East Sussex, BN7 2XH. United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)30 300 39916
Email: international@escg.ac.uk

East Sussex College
Cross Levels Way Eastbourne East Sussex, BN21 2UF. United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7584 684349
Email: international@escg.ac.uk

East Sussex College
Station Approach Hastings East Sussex, TN34 1BA. United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7584 684349
Email: international@escg.ac.uk

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