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Why Choose Chichester?

Read what students, staff and inspection reports have to say about studying at Chichester College.

"What I like about Chichester College is there are a lot of different nationalities studying here, so I can learn not only about the British culture but also other cultures. They also study English so that we can improve our English skills together. ."

Asumi Japanese Student

I would recommend Chichester College to international students who want to improve their English. It's been an amazing experience with lovely people and staff. If you have a problem you always have someone to speak to.

Alexandra French Student

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Chichester College is an integral part of the local community and is rated Ofsted Outstanding (the highest grade possible) by the UK Government's education inspection department. Chichester is located in the South of England on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just 20 minutes from the sea!

The City of Chichester, shaped by its unique heritage, is made for exploring. Blending old and new, Chichester offers a vibrant mix of designer-label boutiques, high-street shopping, renowned art galleries, stylish restaurants, and contemporary cafes, offering a truly British experience.

Our centrally located campus allows you to effortlessly explore the City on foot and travel further afield to various popular UK locations. The train and bus station are a five-minute walk away, with direct trains to Brighton, Portsmouth and London - travelling around the UK is easy when you live in Chichester. Whether you are interested in shopping, arts, heritage or outdoor activities, there is plenty to see and do in and around Chichester. Chichester has something for everyone!

Great facilities 

The College has many specialist facilities such as laboratories, computer suites, a photography darkroom, a real plane for cabin crew training and more. Our modern, fully-equipped classrooms and learning spaces all have interactive whiteboards for those who enjoy interactive learning.

Our on-site gym has state-of-the-art fitness equipment, including AirRunner, Functional Trainer, a suite of cardio equipment and a range of plate-loaded leg and shoulder presses.

Our facilities include:

ChiTick 2A fully equipped Sports Centre and Pavilion Bar.

ChiTick 2Open Access computer centre.

ChiTick 2One of the most extensive indoor climbing walls in the southeast of the UK.

ChiTick 2Learning Resources Centre and College Library.

ChiTick 2College restaurants, cafes and food outlets, including a Costa Coffee.

ChiTick 2Hair Salon and Barbers.

ChiTick 2Student Union, including pool tables, social areas and entertainment.

Prepare for University with us

Study an extensive range of academic courses at Chichester College. We take every care to ensure that our international students progress onto further education or employment opportunities. At Chichester College, we have a Progression+ team to support and guide our students regarding future career and education options.

Most students who enrol on an A-level do so as preparation to apply to University. The A-level is considered the gold standard of UK qualifications and is used by numerous countries across the globe.
If you are hands-on and prefer to "learn through doing" as a pathway into the world, our vocational programmes at Ofsted Outstanding Chichester College could be your ideal progression route.
Our dedicated English Language School offers a welcoming environment to learn English at a level in keeping with your ability. We offer classes from A2-C2 (CEFR LEvels) and a lively schedule of enrichment activities.
The High School Programme at Chichester College is the perfect opportunity to develop academic knowledge while improving your English language skills. Study alongside British students.
Take time before your next academic year to join us for Summer fun. We offer a healthy mix of English Language lessons, a busy social calendar and various trips to great British destinations. Make friends and prepare for the next stage in your learning journey.
Every year, study groups from around the world join us for bespoke study travel visits to the UK. Explain your requirements, and we will assemble a bespoke programme for you.
Study for a higher or degree programme with Chichester College Group. Benefit from our comprehensive pastoral and welfare support while you work towards a full degree qualification.
Students can choose from an extensive range of subjects in A-Levels or Vocational qualifications. There are no formal exams and qualifications, allowing you to study your favourite subjects and improve your English.

A welcoming place in which to learn and develop

The College is close to the town centre and a short walk from the Roman walls that surround the town centre. It's a lovely mix of the old and the new, with the picturesque coastal sights of West Wittering, Chichester Harbour and Bosham only a short bus or bike ride away.

If you're a "foodie", Chichester has plenty of choices, with restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and supermarkets all within an easy walk of the campus.

Chichester has a rich history, and although referred to as a city because it has a cathedral, Chichester is one of the smallest cities in the UK. It's a friendly, safe and welcoming place with plenty of parks, gardens and a good choice of shops and local amenities. It's a great place to study, and thanks to the presence of both a university and Chichester College, it welcomes young people and students from around the world.

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Learn in a safe, supportive environment where academic achievement is our priority.

Located near the heart of the historic City of Chichester, Chichester College has been welcoming international students for over 30 years. The college provides a supportive environment for students to learn, develop, and grow into global citizens.

Looking for a quality education provider in England. At Chichester College Group, we've been welcoming international students to our wide range of study programmes for over 30 years.
Chichester College offers a variety of enrichment activities for international students to enhance their college experience. These activities include sports, arts, music, cultural events, and social gatherings. Students can participate in trips to notable locations, informal sports sessions, cooking competitions, and cultural fairs.
We have two residence halls on Campus. Woodlands Hall is for under-18s, and Westgate Hall provides independent living in flats with five other students for those over 18 (don't worry, you get your own room; it's just the kitchen you share!). If you prefer cultural immersion, you can stay with a local host in a nearby home.
Chichester College is well-provided for. Take advantage of our gym, sports halls, tennis and basketball courts, playing fields, floodlit football field, campus shop, canteen, barbers, and beauty spa. There's more- we try to ensure that our international students have a home away from home!
Discover Chichester's local attractions. There are plenty of things to do in Chichester. Soak up the history, stroll the quaint streets, get some retail therapy or enjoy one of the many coffee ships in this historic city. We've put together a useful guide to just some of the places to visit during your study as an international student at Chichester College.
Explore the must-see destinations and diverse attractions available to international students in the UK. Visit England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We encourage students to visit cities like London, Oxford, and Brighton and attractions such as Stonehenge in Wiltshire. There is so much to see...this is just a taste of the many places to explore while you study in the UK with Chichester College Group
Chichester English Language School is part of Chichester College and is accredited by the British Council. We are ranked in the top 5% of schools in the UK! Explore our English language courses now, and stay for at least two weeks.
Looking for more information? Our student information pages offer visa advice, healthcare, pre-arrival information, and much more.
Explore our range of 2-year UK A-level courses.
Download our 2024 Chichester Summer School brochure (including prices)
See our English Language courses for international students
Explore Chichester's local attractions and sights.