Bellerbys College history

Founding Bellerbys

Bellerbys College dates back to 1959, with the opening of Davies College in Hove. We take our name from one of Davies College’s former principals, Robin Bellerby. Ever since its creation, the College has helped to prepare students for university in the UK.

Bellerbys spans sixty years of university preparation across two specialist Colleges in Brighton and London. Today, Bellerbys College is home to students from more than sixty countries.

A specialist international college

Thanks to our long history of specialist education, we are proud to offer a range of courses for international students aged sixteen and upwards. Each of our programmes are supported by activities, trips, talks and challenges. Our approach to teaching takes learning beyond the classroom and into the wider world.

As well as a high-quality British education tailored for international students, our welfare and student services staff ensure that you feel at home from your first day. Each of our students receives individual attention and support to aid development. Our experience as an international college has taught us that this is essential for international students to make a successful transition into British education and culture.

Stanislav from Russia

An international student at Bellerbys College Cambridge

"I think the best thing about living in the UK is the open-mindedness of people. I really appreciate that UK culture gives me an opportunity to meet people like that. "

Stanislav from Russia - studied Engineering Foundation and achieved 93%. Now studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol

Our Colleges

Bellerbys Brighton


Bellerbys Brighton is located in a modern and spacious building close in a vibrant city centre location. Here you can study a wide range of programmes and subjects that suit you.

Bellerbys London


Bellerbys London offers a combination of rich history and exciting multicultural atmosphere. Programmes at this College, both financial and creative, mimic the diverse nature of living in the UK's bustling capital city.