Welcome to Croydon College

Moving overseas to pursue your career ambitions is one of the most important decisions of your life.

Only you can decide whether Croydon College, or University Centre Croydon (UCC), is the right place for you. To do that, you need to know what type of place Croydon College is, our values and, most importantly, how we can help you on to your chosen career path.

Croydon College is one of the largest providers of education in the South East of England and offers a wide range of courses including vocational programmes and undergraduate courses. University Centre Croydon (UCC) delivers the College’s higher education courses in partnership with University of Sussex and London Metropolitan University.

We welcome students of all nationalities who have either settled in the UK or travelled to London specifically to study with us. You will learn alongside students from all over the world, and your time with us will be greatly enriched by this diversity.

Unlike at many universities, at UCC you will be taught in small groups rather than impersonal lecture theatres alongside hundreds of other students. You will find that your tutors will know you personally, and they will ensure that your learning is tailored to suit your needs and ambitions.

The combination of high-quality, innovative courses and excellent staff-to-student ratios makes UCC an outstanding choice for university education.

While your studies will be at UCC, with all the advantages of individual attention and personalised learning, in most cases your degree will be awarded by the University of Sussex, ranked as one of the best in the country.

When you’ve finished your studies for the day, you’ll find that Croydon is also a great place to live. Our town-centre location is easy to reach and we’re at the heart of a thriving multi-cultural community with strong African, Caribbean and Asian influences and links to many other ethnic communities.

There are plenty of cultural opportunities, and the town’s nightlife buzzes with cinemas, theatres, bars and restaurants. You can also head into central London in just 15 minutes via fast, direct transport links.

If you’re still undecided, we are committed to providing free, impartial advice and guidance on the courses available to you as well as immigration advice, specific to your individual circumstances.

We hope that this personal attention will help you to make an informed decision. If you decide to join us here and - we hope you do! - we'll help you through the application process and do everything we can to ease your transition into life in the UK.

We are confident that studying at Croydon College will be a richly positive and enjoyable learning experience that will set you on the path to achieving your academic and professional ambitions.

Email us at or phone us on 020 8760 5925 to find out more.

We look forward to welcoming you to Croydon College!