Accommodation is an essential aspect of any course and the most comfortable and enjoyable way to experience a stay in England is with a Homestay or in Private Accommodation. Call +44 1273 749244 to ask about a homestay.

Homestays offer a warm welcome in their homes for all students and provide a friendly environment for you to practice English in a relaxed, informal setting.

Accommodation Rates

Arrangement Fee = £50.00 non-refundable fee for arranging accommodation.


Homestay families offering half-board provide bed, breakfast and evening meals everyday, and lunches at weekends. 

Single room =£210 per week
Shared room =£168 per student, per week

Half-Board Premium (private or en-suite bathroom)

1 Student = £280 per week

Bed & Breakfast

Alternatively, some students prefer Bed and Breakfast only.

Single room =£175 per week
Shared room =£161 per person, per week

Self - Catering

Alternatively, some students prefer self-catering facilities. Some ISE Homestay hosts provide a bedroom, bathroom and use of kitchen where students can cook their own meals. With this arrangement, students can be independent but still have some contact and conversation with the host. It's particularly suitable for anyone with a special diet.

Single room = £147 per week
Shared room = £119 per person, per week

Under 18 students - 28 day maximum stay in homestay & Care and Support

For students under 18 the school will place students in families registered as foster families with the local authority for periods of more than 28 days. Students requiring foster families will be charged £250 per week.

Students under 18 that are placed into homestay, will be placed according to applicable legislation and guidelines from the British Council. Therefore we ask all families that are hosting students aged Under 18 students to have a CRB / DBS check in place, as well as the other requirements for all host fmailies, such as a Gas Safety Certificate and a Risk Assessment.

Halal food

Families who agree to buy and cook halal food = £35 per student, per week supplement

High Season Supplement

July & August, Christmas & New, Year. A supplement of £35 per week for a single room is charged.

Download the Student Accommodation Application Form 

Student and Executive Flats

Longer term students may prefer to hire a flat for the duration of their stay. Long term lets of more than 6 months and short term holiday lets are available through various letting agents. If you would like information about Flats please telephone or email the accommodation officer to discuss options.

Typically flats must be let on a minimum of 6 month period, with many agencies charging the full six-month rental fee in advance. Students are responsible for Utility Bills (water, gas, electricity, phone / internet, Council Tax) for the duration of the rental period. As tenants there is also a responsibility to keep the flat in good condition, and return it at the end of the period in the same condition that it was received. Government sponsored students studying on courses of 24 weeks or more should contact the accommodation manager before booking any long-term accommodation.

Hotel & Guest houses are also available, please use the Visit Brighton accommodation listings to find a hotel or Bed & Breakfast that suits you.

Payment & Booking

Full payment must be received 4 weeks in advance.

Accommodation should be booked as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

For any accommodation questions or issues, please contact:


Post: 2 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JA

Tel: +44 (0)1273 749 244 Mob: +44(0)7813 802 807

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