Sussex Centre for Language Studies


We have students from all over the world, and we know that coming to study in the UK is an exciting experience, with opportunities to broaden your academic, social and cultural horizons.

Students attending English Language programmes at the Sussex Centre for Language Studies (Summer at Sussex, Pre-sessional English) may be able to stay in campus (residential) accommodation during the summer only. Although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide accommodation it is usually possible for us to offer you somewhere to live from June to September. For students here during the academic year (September to June) we unfortunately cannot offer accommodation. Please visit Sussex Studentpad for more information.

All accommodation is in single rooms and is self-catering (no meals provided). There are cafes and a small supermarket on campus and major supermarkets just a short bus ride away.

Please note that we cannot guarantee rooms, and that the dates are not flexible.

How to apply

Please indicate clearly whether you require accommodation on campus on your online application. To confirm your accommodation, pay the full accommodation fees by card through the link from the same page marked 'Pay the balance of your fees'.

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, or for any other questions, please email

Summer 2019

10-week pre-sessional students: Brighthelm

The deadline to pay is 1 June 2019.
Full payment must be received by this date or the reservation will be cancelled.

  • Start date: Saturday 22 June 2019
  • End date: Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Total price: £2,040

Brighthelm residences are shared student houses with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities. The bedrooms are single study bedrooms with a sink.

From Sunday 15 to Friday 20 September, campus accommodation is not available.

5-week pre-sessional students: Stanmer Court

The deadline to pay is 1 July 2019. 
Full payment must be received by this date or the reservation will be cancelled. 

  • Start date: Saturday 27 July 2019
  • End date: Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Total price: £1,260

Stanmer Court residences are flats with a shared kitchen and lounge area, single study bedrooms with a private ensuite bathroom per bedroom.

From Sunday 15 to Friday 20 September, campus accommodation is not available.

Please pay the £250 tuition deposit and the £250 accommodation deposit to reserve a room.

Postgraduate accommodation after the pre-sessional: If you apply to the Housing Office by 1 August and pay £300 deposit you can move on Saturday 21 September (providing you have paid the deposit and completed the application). You must not pay this deposit using the SCLS online shop as you did for your pre-sessional accommodation. Instead you should pay using your postgraduate application here:
For more details of how to pay see or email

Summer at Sussex students

For Summer at Sussex students staying between 1 and 10 weeks, please book directly with the Housing Office here:

For groups of students only, we are able to arrange bookings in other accommodation blocks. Please contact

Terms and conditions

Campus accommodation prices include bedroom only – no meals are included. A deposit of £250 (which forms part of the payment of the rent for the accommodation) is required to reserve a place in any accommodation. Refunds of deposits will only be made if cancellations are received at least four weeks (28 days) before the agreed moving in date. A £50 administration charge will be made in these cases. No deposits will be refunded for cancellations which are received within 28 days of the agreed moving in date.


Stanmer Court