International Study Centre

Student accommodation

Welcome home

Studying in the UK is a new experience, but living with other students is the best way to experience student life. You’ll be able to make new friends from around the world, supporting each other through student life and enjoying everything the city of Brighton has to offer.

Options to suit you

University-managed accommodation is located on-campus and off-campus, in the residential areas of Brighton and Hove. It is allocated based on availability. If you secure University-managed accommodation, all associated fees will be payable to the university.

On-campus accommodation

A variety of rooms are available on campus, in eight modern student residences: Brighthelm, Lewes Court, East Slope, Park Houses, Park Village, Stanmer Court, Swanborough and Northfield.

  • Single and ensuite room options (standard rooms have a shared bathroom; en suite rooms have their own bathrooms).
  • Rooms have secure locks and include: bed, wardrobe and drawers, desk and chair, bookshelves and a mirror. They also have telephone and internet access.
  • Located within a 10-minute walk away from the International Study Centre, academic buildings and facilities.
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside and walking distance away from campus restaurants, shops and cafés.

Rivers Birtwell/Home James is the trusted way to find and book your ideal private student home. You can choose from a range of accommodation options depending on your budget, your chosen location or the type of room you prefer. And what is more, it is a 100% free service, with no tenant fees for you to pay. You can choose from a range of accommodation options depending on your budget, your chosen location or the type of room you prefer. And what is more, it is a 100% free service, with no tenant fees for you to pay.

All properties offered from Rivers Birtwell portfolio are managed by Home James – designated established high street letting agent based in Hove. Home James has years of experience of managing a large portfolio of student specific rental property in the UK. Rooms are located in private shared student houses located close to everything the vibrant city of Brighton has to offer, including shops, restaurants, cafés in Brighton with excellent transport links to the University and the International Study Centre.

Included features of the student houses:

  • Single or double rooms with a shared kitchen and a bathroom in a fully furnished student house, three quarter double bed, fitted desk with lamp, cork board and chair, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, hanging rail, bedside table, internet access
  • Modern kitchen space, range oven, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Spacious lounge with dining area, the ideal space to socialise with your house mates, relaxing in front of the television or over a home cooked meal
  • The sitting room has a flat screen TV with TV licence included in the rent. TV is connected to the internet and can be used for gaming or watching Netflix and Amazon.

Take a look and get a taste of the features of sample private student houses by taking a 360-degree look inside of a sample property by visiting

Costs and fees

Accommodation Room type Tenancy length Room cost per week*
Brighthelm standard 39 weeks from £141.00
East Slope standard
39 weeks
from £153.00
Lewes Court standard
39 weeks
from £120.00
en suite 39 weeks
from £155.00
Northfield en suite
39 weeks
from £162.00
Park Houses standard
39 weeks
from £112.00
Park Village standard
39 weeks
from £91.00
Stanmer Court  en suite
39 weeks
from £154.00
Swanborough en suite
39 weeks
from £162.00

*Please note that costs are subject to change.

Tenancy length Room cost per week Damage deposit
51 weeks tenancy £155 per week (includes bills, ultra-fast internet, cleaner/gardener) £774 (refundable at the end of tenancy)

Please note that costs are based on 2019/20

How to book your accommodation

  1. Request your accommodation when you apply for your course at the International Study Centre*
  2. Confirm your place at the International Study Centre and make any payments that are due
  3. The Accommodation Team will contact you with a room offer, usually 4-6 weeks before the course starts
  4. Accept the room offer by following the confirmation steps. Please read the Terms & Conditions and cancellation policy carefully
  5. Start planning for your exciting student journey to the UK!

* Accommodation is subject to availability. Room costs listed are intended as a guide only, and are subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Useful information

  • Before you arrive, make sure you've arranged your accommodation in the UK. This will ensure that there are no difficulties with confirming your course at immigration, and that you have a place to live.  Your Student Enrolment Advisor can answer any questions you have about our accommodation options and what to pack.
  • Check where and when to collect your room keys. Key collection details are outlined in your room offer.
  • Visit our before you arrive page and download our pre-arrival guide to help you plan your exciting journey to the UK.

Arrange your room

University managed accommodation at Sussex ISC is now full. We are operating a waiting list for students based upon cancellations. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list please contact Central Student Support on Please be advised that while we will endeavour to issue a room offer, this cannot be guaranteed

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