The College (Overseas Applications)

Admissions timeline for September 2020 intake

Stage One: Enquiring

Making an enquiry is the first stage of the admissions process for overseas applicants. At this point, we will ask to see a copy of the appllicant's current school report.  We encourage applicants to also submit a UKiset report with the school report.  This assists both you and the College in determining whether Brighton is the right choice for your child.

We are happy to receive reports electronically. When contacting us by email, please be sure to direct your enquiry to the appropriate person:

For 11+ enquiries: Miss Libby Hyder:
For 13+ enquiries: Mrs Harrison:
For 16+ enquiries: Miss Thomas:


Stage Two: Registering

After we have received your child's school report and confirmed that we would like to progress the application, the next step is to complete our registration form. If you would like your child to be considered for a place, please do complete this form and return it to us, along with the overseas registration fee. This should be done at least 12 months in advance of the intended date of admission.

September 2020 entry: registration will close at 5.00 pm GMT, on Friday 6th September 2019.

For candidates applying for September 2020 entry, via the Academic Asia 'Hong Kong Top Schools' event, registration will close on Friday 4th October 2019.


Stage Three: Assessments

For September 2020 entry, assessments will be held at a British Council office in the candidate's relative city, as follows:

Hong Kong: Saturday 12th - Saturday 19th October 2019

Rest of the World: Monday 16th September - Friday 11th October 2019

Academic Asia 'Hong Kong Top Schools' Event - Sunday 13th October 2019


Stage Four: Admission

Pupils are offered places at the College on the basis of their performance in the entry assessments. A place is confirmed by signing and returning an original copy of the acceptance form, along with payment of the relevant acceptance deposit. Joining papers are then sent out over the summer and the pupil joins the College.

For pupils joining us from outside the European Union, we are able to sponsor an application for a Tier 4 study visa, in our role as a Highly Trusted Sponsor with the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI).

All applicants to the College for whom English is not a native language will be required to attend lessons at our specialist EAL Department until the Head of EAL is satisfied that the pupil has reached the standard of English necessary to study at a UK university.

For further information regarding overseas admissions please call +44 1273 704201