Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

International student services

A very warm welcome!

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton & Hove and Northbrook College Sussex. Our friendly international team at Brighton MET is responsible for international students on courses across five sites in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, with EFL courses offered at its central campus in Brighton’s North Laine area, just 5 minutes from Brighton station.

The college has a long tradition of welcoming international students from all over the world including the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

We think that one of the best things about studying with us is that you are immersed in an established British college; on our academic and vocational courses you will learn alongside UK students.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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We understand that your accommodation is an important part of your stay and that you should be happy and comfortable with whatever choice you make.
All of our accommodation is thoroughly checked and monitored in accordance with the standards set out in the British Council’s Accreditation UK Scheme. We visit each of our hosts and we aim to place you in a homestay that suits your preferences. All accommodation options are located within 30 minutes travel distance to the MET.

Homestay accommodation
A homestay will give you the perfect introduction to life in the UK and will help you to improve your English much faster.
Homestays normally offer half board (breakfast and dinner), single room accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.
Twin rooms are available for students travelling together.
A limited number of homestays are available with private bathroom, please contact us for price and availability

Private home
Self-catering in a private home is a great option for students who wish to live in a British home but want more independence.
Private homes normally offer access to cooking facilities, single room accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Private homes are only available to students aged over 18.

Shared student houses
A shared student house is a great option if you want to be independent and share a house with other international students.
Shared student houses normally offer shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.  Student houses are only available to students aged over 18.

Other types of accommodation
A range of guesthouses, hotels, residences and other accommodation types are available in Brighton at different times of year and for lengths of stay. Please contact us for details.

Social activities and free time

We offer a range of leisure and sports activities to encourage you to meet new people, make friends, practice your English, get to know Brighton and settle into life in the UK. Brighton MET is so much more than a place for you to study.









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Full day excursion to Bath and Stonehenge

Free time to spend with you host family and friends

Open mic night

International friends meet-up


Afternoon guided trip to Lewes

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Social activities organised for international students

Social activities:
International meet-ups
Pub nights (over 18s)
U18s discos
Treasure hunt
Beach barbecue
Coffee morning
Laser tag
Glow golf
Brighton festivals and events

Beach volleyball
Football in the park

Social activities organised for international students

Trips around the UK mainland and EU

Half day trips:
Beachy Head & Seven sisters

Full-day trips:
Bath & Stonehenge
Cambridge & Greenwich
Oxford & Windsor

Weekend trips:
Paris & Versailles
Amsterdam & Bruges

Trips around the UK mainland and EU

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Contact us

To find out more, contact our international team