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Study Abroad at Chichester College

Why choose Chichester College?


This programme is aimed at young, motivated students aged 16 - 18* years old who wish to study from 1 term - 1 academic year in a British college while taking English classes.

*Students aged 19 - 20 can also be accepted on request: in this case an extra charge is applicable and will vary depending on the type of programme you choose.


Chichester is a small, friendly city in southern England located in a stunning natural setting, nestled between the south coast of England and the rolling green hills of South Downs National Park. Its rich cultural and historical heritage, gorgeously preserved Georgian architecture and 11th-century cathedral make it a tourist destination of choice. With around 115,000 inhabitants, Chichester boasts an excellent quality of life and a safe environment, ideal for students. London is just 90 minutes away by train.

Chichester College

Chichester college is located in vast grounds with a breathtaking view of Chichester Cathedral, only ten minutes on foot from the city centre, as well as an array of shops and the town's tourist attractions. The college has 15,000 students and offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses. In addition, the college enjoys an excellent reputation due to its 'Outstanding' success rate at A Level exams.

Chichester offers state-of-the-art facilities:


The programme combines 10 - 15 hours of English classes with other international students and 9 hours of academic courses with British students.

The number of English classes varies depending on the timetable of other subjects that you have chosen.

There are 2 options to choose from:

Programme AS-Levels & A-Levels: 2 subjects of your choosing from the subjects in blue (please see table below).

Minimum level of English: B2 or IELTS 5.5

Duration: 1 academic year

Program Vocational Courses (1 subject choice) from the subjects in green (please see table below)

** Minimum level of English required **: B1 or IELTS 5

Duration: 1 term, 2 terms or 1 academic year

(1) Uniforms and course material are not included in the price

(2) Interview and/or portfolio required

(3) High level of maths required

Extracurricular activities during your stay

You will be able to use the ultra-modern state-of-the-art sports facilities for your favourite sport or workout: tennis, football, badminton, basketball, dance classes, climbing, and many more.

With over 25 activities on offer, you can also get involved in Chichester College's Student Union or one of its many Student Clubs - from film screenings and cookery classes to sports, business events and more. What better way to make friends with the locals?

There is also a whole host of activities on offer for international students, such as:


Accommodation with host family (Ages 16+)

Single room, shared bathroom, half-board during weekdays and full board during weekends.

Travel time to the college:

Zone 1: 30 minutes approx. from the campus by bus Accommodation with host families living around Chichester

Option with additional fees:

Zone 2: Accommodation with host families approx. 20 minutes from the campus on foot.

Practical information

On-Campus Residence accommodation (Ages 18+)

Westgate Hall houses around 160 students and is located on campus.


Equipment and Services

Common areas and kitchens are cleaned daily. However, students are responsible for cleaning their rooms and bathrooms.

Bed linen, towels, pillows and duvets are not provided.

Optional Extra:

Bedding packages including a duvet, pillow and sheets are available for purchase on arrival at the Hall, but must be pre-ordered.

On-campus residence accommodation (ages 16 - 17)

Woodlands Hall only houses students aged under 18. It accommodates roughly 90 students and is located right on campus.


Equipment and services:

Dates & Prices 2020 - 2021

Dates 2020 - 2021

The school year is split into 3 terms. You can choose to stay for 1, 2 or 3 terms if you start in September, or 1 or 2 terms if you start in January.

We recommend a September start for a true British student experience. You'll be starting the school year on the same foot as your peers - with a lot to learn and friends to make.

Term dates:

Autumn Term (Trimester 1): from 07/09/20 to 18/12/20 (holidays from 26 to 30/10)

Spring Term (Trimester 2): from 07/01/21 to 01/04/21 (holidays from 15 to 19/02)

Summer Term (Trimester 3): from 19/04/21 to 25/06/21 (holidays from 01 to 04/06)

The school is closed on the following dates:

2020: Christmas holidays: from 21/12/19 to 05/01/20, 10 & 13/04, 08/05, 25/05, 31/08

2021: Christmas holidays: from 23/12/20 to 05/01/21, 02 & 05/04, 03/05, 31/05

Prices 2020 - 2021

Prices valid for EU students only

Fees -

Includes room and board, tuition fees, classes, and registration fees

Tuition fees + family accommodation Zone 1 (single. room, half board)
Start of classes1 trimester2 trimesters1 school year
September 202059951099515395
January 202152958595-
Extras - family accommodation (per week)
Family Zone 225
Tuition fees + residence accommodation (+18 yrs) - single room, without board
Start of classes1 trimester2 trimesters1 academic year
September 202059951099515395
January 202152958595-
Tuition fees + residence accommodation (16-17 yrs) - shared room, full board
Start of classes1 trimester2 trimesters1 academic year
September 202074851367018920
January 2021663511875-
Tuition fees + residence accommodation (16-17 yrs) - single room, full board
Start of classes1 trimester2 trimesters1 academic year
September 202079351448019995
January 2021699512610-
Transfers (per journey)
London Gatwick110
London Heathrow130
London Stansted185

Prices include:

Prices do not include:

Practical information

closing dates for enrolment :

Enrolment procedures

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you?

Send us a registration form as soon as possible.

You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and an application form to be completed. We will invite you to pay €90 in order to take a proficiency test and to provide us with your school results for the past 3 years. The interview fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final cost if enrolment is confirmed.

We will then invite you to come to our office in Brussels or Paris for the full interview. You must come to our office with the first part of the application form filled in.

If the interview is successful, we will ask you to pay a deposit (25% of the total amount, minimum €1,500) and to send us the relevant documents completed. This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking. As soon as we receive all the documents and the deposit, we will send the application file to our partner.

The final decision belongs to the college after examination of your application form and an interview by phone. You will be accepted to your chosen courses according to the availabilities, your level of English, your previous academic background (the College requires good marks in the desired subjects) and the enrolment dates.

Your application is officially confirmed as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the College

Getting to Chichester

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Nearby airports : - London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton)

Airport transfers available on request (additional fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

Brexit : no visa needed for EU-citizens until the 31/12/2020

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.