How to Apply

Thank you for choosing Sussex Downs International College and we will look forward to receiving your application.

Step 1: Complete and return your application

Please click on the link below and save it to your own computer. Complete the application form in full and then email us the document and a copy of your ID card or passport and supporting academic certificates:

Sussex Downs International College Application Form


If you have any further queries please feel free to contact us:
tel: +44 (0) 30 300 38787




Step 2: Payment

EU Students

When making your application to secure your course place you should pay a deposit of £1,000.00 or your full fees if less than this. Should you wish to book accommodation please add a further £60.00 Accommodation Arrangement Fee. Deposit fees are deducted from the final amount payable. You will be required to pay for your fees in full at the start of the course.

International Students

When making your application you should pay a deposit of £2000 to secure your course place (or your full fees if less than this). Should you wish to book accommodation please add a further £60.00 Accommodation Arrangement Fee. Please note that you will be required to pay your fees in full at the start of your course and deposit payments are deducted from the final amount payable. However if you are from Hong Kong and in receipt of the Overseas Education Allowance (OEA), termly payments can be arranged at a cost of £15.00 per term.

 Fees for courses starting between September 2017 and July 2018

EU Fee Sheet 2017-18

International Fee Sheet 2017-18


Step 3: Once accepted, you will receive:

• An Offer Letter
• Your accommodation details
• Your airport collection details (if requested)
• A detailed pre-arrival pack

If you change your mind

The deposit and tuition fees will only be refunded under exceptional circumstances as defined by the college. If you are declined a Student Visa you will be required to send us a copy of your visa rejection letter. We reserve the right to keep the deposit if there is any evidence that the visa application was incomplete, not genuine or truthful.  The Accommodation Arrangement fee is non-refundable.

Please read our Refund Policy 

Before you apply, please read our Refund Policy. You can download the Refund Policy here.


It is highly recommended that you attend the enrolment programme as it will help you to adjust to college life and make new friends.

You will receive a full induction including:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend.

Term Dates

These can be found on the enclosed price list. Confirmation of enrolment and term dates will be made in your offer letter.


International Code of Practice

Sussex Downs College’s International Code of Practice gives details of our procedures and legal obligations, as well as what is expected from all applicants and students. We strongly recommend that you read this document before applying.

International Code of Practice

Important Information about Fees


International Fee Sheet 2017-18

Please see the price lists above for accommodation, airport collection and tuition fees. Your £1000 deposit will go towards your first term tuition fees (EU students only). Tuition fees should be paid in full on or before enrolment.

When an English Language Programme is booked for a period exceeding 12 weeks, on request, the college will offer a payment plan where payments will not exceed the 12 week equivalent price.

Please note that you may be required to buy course materials such as books.

All courses, options and activities are offered subject to sufficient student numbers on enrolment.

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