Host families

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18 Today !

We carefully match our international students to a host family and providing a friendly, local and supportive accommodation in a family home.  

King Edward’s international team will carefully match you with a local family based on your hobbies, career aims, and personal preferences in terms of pets, diet and lifestyle.

Your host family will welcome you to the UK and provide home cooked meals, your own university style accommodation and all the support and encouragement needed to help ensure your time with us is enjoyable as well as successful.

Host families visit college and support students

Host families visit college and support students

Host family information, including Mandarin translation

Recruiting now for new host families. Please telephone 01384 398100 for more information

Celebrating Halloween with host's children

Celebrating Halloween with host's children

Before arrival

Once you have accepted your conditional offer we will work closely with you and your family to select the best host family for you, based upon your likes and dislikes, hobbies, lifestyle and career aims. The college will guide and support you throughout the visa application process. Our team of experts will help you prepare for visa application meetings and provide advice regarding financial requirements in addition to a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS).

Autumn at a host family home

Autumn at a host family home

Student bedrooms and facilities

All host family accommodation includes a private bedroom, storage space, study space and access to broadband internet.

Equally important; each host family is fully committed to offering all the help, support and encouragement needed. Our students don’t just study as ‘visitors’, they experience living as part of a local family, experiencing British family life and culture first hand.

Living with a host family

All of our host families are committed to providing you with comfortable surroundings and the space needed to complete all your studies. They will do whatever they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. This provides a safe and secure family environment. Your host family will come to college events to learn about, and discuss, your progress. They can find out how they can help to ensure your time at college is as successful as possible. This means that as your courses progress they will be able to provide informed, practical help, advice and support every step of the way.

Living with a host family is awesome! My host family are very friendly. They give loads of advice and support to me and they will ensure my progress in college is satisfactory. I've settled in quickly and I'm currently experiencing living as a part of a British family.

Yoyo Mak, Hong Kong


Overall pass rate for A levels in 2016


In 2016, 44% of our students accepted offers at Russell Group universities


Pass rate in 26 subjects

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