Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Accommodation for international students

Homestays, shared houses, hotels and guesthouses

Accommodation

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. Most accommodation options are located within 30 minutes' travel distance to the MET.

Homestay accommodation
A homestay will provide students with the perfect introduction to life in the UK and can help them to improve their English. Students will be immersed in a local household and learn about British culture in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

Homestays normally offer single rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Twin rooms are available for students travelling together.

Accommodation fees 2019/20:

Half-board homestay single
£165
Homestay twin (students travelling together - price per person)
£140
Shared student house
Please enquire
Accommodation booking fee
£50


We offer two homestay options:

Half board
This option includes breakfast and dinner provided by the host. Meal times can be a perfect chance to practice English. The student will be treated as a member of the household and will be interacting with the host on a daily basis. This a great option for students under 18, or students who are not very confident with their English.

Self-catered
This is a great option for students who want to take the first steps towards independence but would still like the comfort of a homely environment. Students spend time with a host but have the freedom to buy and cook their own meals. Self-catered accommodation is only available to students aged 18 or over.

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. If you are interested in this option please contact the company Home James Lets and ask for a Rivers Birtwell House: 01273 468 590 or info@homejameslets.co.uk

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 help.

Accommodation distance from the College
We aim to place students no more than 30 minutes' travel distance to college by public bus or on foot. In some cases, for example in peak times, it is necessary to places students up to 45 minutes' travel distance. This is to ensure we can select homestays which meet our standards and requirements.

As a MET student, you will be eligible for some student discounts on travel. A weekly student bus ticket valid across the whole Brighton network is around £14.

Please visit the Brighton and Hove buses website for more information on current student fares.

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Host a student

Do you have an empty spare room or do you know someone who does? Would you like to earn some extra cash this year?  We pay up to £140 per student per week!

The MET is looking for local residents to help accommodate our International students. We are looking for hosts available for short- and long-term stays to house a variety of students from all around the world. 

We are looking for:

  • Catered accommodation: providing bed, breakfast and evening meal
  • Self-catered accommodation: students cook for themselves
  • Single and twin rooms with storage space for clothes and a desk for study
  • Homes within 20 minutes bus-ride to Brighton MET (Central Brighton Campus) and Northbrook MET (Broadwater Campus)
  • Hosts who are open to accepting students aged 16+

We accept all types of hosts - families or single people, with children or without, as long as you provide a safe and welcoming environment for our learners.

Call us or email us today to find out more: accommodation@gbmc.ac.uk or 01273667752.

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To find out more, contact our international team