International Admissions

Our pupils reside in 42 countries, represent 36 nationalities, with 17 languages spoken at home. This gives our community a rich cultural diversity which, in turn, is united by the common characteristic of all Marlburians to make the most of the extensive opportunities available to them. Within the UK, pupils come from a broad range of schools, both state and independent; we are privileged to have pupils from more than 260 different schools within the College making us an inclusive and diverse community.

We look for overseas pupils who do not simply wish to develop their intellectual potential but to broaden their interests beyond the curriculum, to contribute to College life and who wish to experience a British full boarding school culture. Marlborough is very much a seven-day-a-week full boarding school and, with the exception of holidays and exeat weekends, all boarders are present and active in College every day of the week.

All overseas candidates need to have a command of the English language and sit the same entrance papers as UK candidates. In line with the College’s commitment to providing a high-quality education for pupils from a variety of cultural backgrounds, our Learning Support Department delivers English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. The EAL provision is flexible in order to take into account the educational backgrounds and experiences of our pupils and their linguistic abilities and needs.

We are located within easy access of the UK’s two main airports. London Heathrow is one hour away and London Gatwick is two hours. We can arrange transport via coach or car to these airports and into London at the school breaks. All overseas pupils are asked to have a guardian in the UK.

Marlborough College is licensed as a child student sponsor by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to sponsor pupils who require visas to study in the United Kingdom. Subject to certain requirements being met, the College will issue a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) reference number to a pupil requiring a visa if they have been offered and accepted a place to study at the College.

We advise families to contact us directly rather than using educational agents but families applying from mainland China are invited to contact one of our official representatives:

BE Education, 9/F, Yueda 889 Center, 1111 Changshou Road, Shanghai, 200042, China
必益教育为广大学生提供从小学、初中到高中的英国美国海外留学申请咨询教育服务,帮您量身定制留学计划、了解英国中学排名、留学费用,帮助入读梦想中的海外精英学府。 Tel: +862133607080 | | Email :

Mr Yang Song, UKAG, Room 606, 6 / F, Hongqiao Overseas Trade Center, Libao Plaza T2 Office Building, 368 Xihong Road, Minhang District Shanghai, China
中国上海市闵行区锡虹路368号丽宝广场T2办公楼虹桥海外贸易中心6楼606室 |