fee structures


Sussex Downs College is a state college offering exceptional academic quality and student support services at a reasonable rate.


EU fees

If you are eligible for EU fees under current funding rules, some programmes are offered at a subsidised rate. This is just one of the many benefits of studying at a UK state college.

To find out more about the funding rules for course fees please refer to the UKCISA website.

EU Fee Sheet 2017-18



International fees

For students who do not qualify for EU fees, we offer very reasonably-priced courses.

If you are not an EU national and think you should receive EU fees please contact us at: international@sussexdowns.ac.uk. You will be asked to complete a Fee Assessment Form and to provide various documents to support your application.

To find out more about the funding rules for course fees please refer to the UKCISA website.

International Fee Sheet 2017-18

International Fee Sheet 2018-19





Exam fees

Exam fees vary according to the level and type of exam you plan to take.

Exam Price (cash) Price (card)
Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) £56.00 £56.00
Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) £88.50 £88.50
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) £93.00 £93.00
Cambridge English: Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary) £56.00  £56.00
Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) £88.50  £88.50
 IELTS £160.00 (cash) £165.00 (card)





If you would like Sussex Downs College to arrange your accommodation we charge a £60.00 Accommodation Arrangement Fee (AAF). Please complete the accommodation section of your application form to help us find the right accommodation for you.

Accommodation type Campus Weekly price
Homestay accommodation (half-board) No more than four students per household. Eastbourne & Lewes £120.00
Residential accommodation (half-board) More than five students per household. Eastbourne & Lewes £120.00
Residential accommodation (self-catering) You will live with a resident host on a self-catering basis. Lewes £95.00
On-campus residence (Caburn House) for students aged 18 years old and above  Lewes  £110.00


Airport Pick-up & Drop-off Service

Sussex Downs College uses a reliable local taxi service. If you require a taxi pick-up or drop-off we can arrange transfers to and from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Stansted airport. To request a taxi transfer, please email us your full flight information at least two weeks in advance of your departure date. Our staff will book your taxi and send you details of your transfer in a confirmation email. Please note that you will need to pay for any airport taxi parking charges in cash.

Campus London Gatwick (LGW) London Heathrow (LHR) Stansted airport (STN)
Eastbourne £70.00 £110.00 £160.00
Lewes £65.00 £105.00 £140.00


Contact our Eastbourne Accommodation & Welfare team:
+44 (0)30 300 38551

Contact our Lewes Accommodation & Welfare team:
+44 (0)30 300 39851


Refund policy


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