Highbury College has been welcoming international visitors for over 25 years. In one year alone, our students came from 88 countries, covering six of the seven continents.

We are now offering online English classes for students who want to improve their English from the comfort of their own home. Please contact us at international@highbury.ac.uk for more information.

We have strong connections to many countries. Our staff make regular trips to Africa, Asia and the Far East to meet young people and talk to them about further education here.

Our courses are designed to ensure international students leave Highbury with skills and qualifications that are valued around the globe and you can be assured of a warm welcome. Our staff are committed to offering you the best opportunities and are happy to answer your questions, introduce you to the College and the local area and support you throughout your studies, from your first enquiries through to graduation and beyond.

Additional English language tuition, careers advice (including help with university applications) and personal counselling are all readily available. Our many international students have achieved great things over the years, from gaining valuable qualifications and places at top universities, to launching successful careers.


As well as our wide range of course we also offer the following services:

- Airport transfer arrangement
- Registering with the police
- Opening a bank account
- Obtaining a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
- Buying a bus or rail pass 

Nini from Georgia

Each student gets a lot of attention from teachers during the lessons, which I find very helpful. The technology enables teachers to offer interesting, lessons involving various activities which make subject topics easily comprehensible.

Nini from Georgia

(Nini achieved 3 A grades in Sociology, Media and Psychology, 2016)

Silvia from Italy

"For me, the strength of the college lies with the classes which are kept small and taught by very proficient teachers who are always willing to help the students.
A big group of international students are present at the college which makes the learning environment amazing. Highbury is also supported by its great facilities and their long opening hours."

Silvia from Italy

Niloofar from Iran.

"The college has superb technology so many computers and big libraries which students can go to find reference books for their studding. Classes are interactive, you can discuss and talk about your ideas with teachers and students which can really enhance analytical thinking. I live in the tower and there are great facilities, like free Wi-Fi. Students have their privacy and independence but most importantly feel safe."

Niloofar from Iran

Juanzi from China

"The room in the Halls of Residence (the Tower) is spacious. I like independent living in the Halls. The residents come from different countries and we all love studying. I really like the atmosphere. The college is really bright, clean and modern. My classmates are very polite and friendly. The teachers are very kind and helpful."

Juanzi from China