South & South East England

Why study in South and South East England?

The South and South East of England is a region that is full of variety. With the university city of Oxford and the cathedral city of Canterbury, the cliffs and castle of Dover, and the lively nightlife of Brighton, there's definitely something for everyone.

The region also benefits from the best 'gateway' links in the UK, meaning it's easy to travel in and out of the country, as well as to London.


The four counties of Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey attract a large number of overseas students.

Language schools are located across the region, including historic cities like Canterbury and Oxford, and coastal destinations like Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. Each accredited school offers top quality tutoring and social programmes.

City life

Cities in the South and South East region generally offer something old and something new.

In the north, the university town of Oxford has ancient college buildings and a riverside setting alongside a lively mix of restaurants, pubs and theatres. The eastern cathedral city of Canterbury mixes history with a cosmopolitan, modern twist. And Brighton, which sits on the south coast, is a city with lots of energy, nightlife, creativity and an established gay scene.


With over 270 miles of coastline and plenty of open space, the region is the ideal place to combine study and spare time. Visit the Cotswolds near Oxford for its beautiful countryside, farms, fields and pretty villages. Down near the south coast, there's the New Forest - a protected open area covered in heather and roamed by wild horses, sheep and cows. 

The South and South East is also Britain's gateway region, which means it offers loads of connections into the country and to Europe and other parts of the world. Major travel links include Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the ports of Dover, Folkestone, Portsmouth and Southampton, and the Channel Tunnel. You'll also be close to London, with great rail links to the capital.


Many students in the region have an opportunity to stay with a local host family, which means they can learn more about England and the British culture rather than just the language.