International Pupils | Epsom College

We welcome applications from students who live overseas, and from those who do not speak English as their first language. Around 15% of our students are international, with around 30 nationalities represented at the College.

Please note that the application process on this page only applies to pupils for whom the following statements are true:

  • the pupil is currently living overseas
  • and English is not their first language
  • have studied at a UK school for less than three years 

If English is their first language or they are studying at a UK school where they have been for three years or more, please follow the process for UK applicants via the links below:

Joining our Lower School (11+)JOINING YEAR 9 (13+) Joining our Sixth Form (16+)

Step 1. UKiset

Before you formally apply to Epsom College, you must sit the UKiset Entrance Assessment. This is an online test, taken in English. It supports your application to UK Independent Schools and provides schools with the information they need when considering an application from an international student.

Year 7 & Year 9 applicants

You must sit the UKiset exam no later than the end of October in Year 6.

Please be aware that we do not offer boarding in the Lower School (Years 7 & 8). Boarding only becomes available from Year 9.

Year 12 applicants

You should sit your UKiset exam no later than the end of September in Year 11.

Learn more about UKISET

Step 2. Registration

Once you have taken the UKiset exam, we will be in touch to confirm if we can proceed with your application. If we can, the Admissions team will guide you through the application process with all the relevant information you will need.

Late Applications

We are able to consider late applications, but only when we have available space. You should be aware that in recent years the number of applications has been high, and waiting lists are long. Therefore, to save any disappointment, we would strongly urge you to avoid making a late application if possible.

In all cases, please contact our Admissions Team to see if space is available before making a late application.


English Language Requirements

Pupils must be competent in English in order to keep pace with the academic and social life of the College.

To support our international students, we provide tuition in English as an Additional Language (EAL). When students arrive with us, we assess them to determine what level of support is required.

Student Visas

Epsom College is a licensed student sponsor and we sponsor non-UK boarding students from Year 9 onwards via the Child Student Visa route.

All non-British or Irish passport holders/citizens are required to have the relevant immigration status before they can study at the College. For example:

  • EU Pre-Settled or Settled Status
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Permanent Residency
  • PBS Dependant Visa
  • BNO Visa
  • Child Student Visa, sponsored by the College

Information about Child Student Visas


Boarding students whose parents do not live in the UK are required to have a Guardian over the age of 25 who lives no more than two hours travelling time from the College. Guardians are responsible for pupils during Exeats, holidays or any other times when the College is closed.