Sussex Downs International College

Sussex Downs International College is a multi award-winning state college of Further Education (FE).  Over the last 20 years has built a worldwide reputation for academic excellence, outstanding student support and success. Each year 600 international students from over 70 countries worldwide choose to study English language and academic and vocational courses with us.

As an international student at Sussex Downs College you will receive excellent academic and pastoral support to help you achieve your university, career and personal goals.

Sussex Downs College has two campuses, one located in the county town of Lewes, and the other campus is located in the vibrant seaside resort of Eastbourne.

Lewes is a historic and safe town perfectly positioned within the beautiful South Downs National Park and the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove. Overlooked by the 1000 year-old castle, Lewes is full of winding streets, independent and boutique shops and cafés.

As Lewes is not a big town students who live in local homestay accommodation can walk to the College. Our students tell us that Lewes is a great place to experience ‘traditional England’, that they feel safe here and that it’s the ideal study environment.

Eastbourne is a world-famous tourist destination with five miles of unspoilt beaches, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and is gateway to the beautiful South Downs National Park. Located on the South East coast of the UK Eastbourne has won awards such as “Best UK Resort” and “Most Welcoming Town in Britain”.

With many schools, colleges and a university campus, it’s a lively and cosmopolitan student town. Each year Eastbourne hosts a major international tennis tournament and airshow. Our students tell us that there are many things to keep them busy and that the local residents are very friendly.

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ON-CAMPUS RESIDENCE (LEWES CAMPUS)  is the perfect option if you are aged 18 years old or above, and wish to live alongside other international students. Conveniently located within the Sussex Downs 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 is equipped with an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, gym, climbing wall and athletics track.

Lewes is located within the South Downs National Park and the rolling green hills provide a beautiful backdrop to the residence. 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 is offered on a self-catering basis.

Caburn House

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)


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

 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.

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