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Study at Sydney College of English

Be part of a school that cares about its students and their success

There are more than 60 English language schools in Sydney, varying in quality from excellent
to low. The choice is yours.

SCE was established in 1987 and is one of the longest-running independently owned English language colleges in Sydney.

We are located between Sydney’s university precinct and Darling Harbour as part of a unique cultural hub. We are within walking distance of the campuses of the University of Sydney, the University of Technology (UTS), and Notre Dame University. There is easy access to the cafes, restaurants, bookshops, shopping and live music venues of surrounding Glebe, Newtown and Chinatown.

The closest railway station is Central, which is a leisurely 15-minute walk from the college, or you can take any bus going out of the city from Railway Square at Central.

Internationally recognised as a top quality school in Sydney

30 years of outstanding reputation in education and the first NEAS accredited school in Australia

Safe location surrounded by TAFE, University of Technology (UTS), Notre Dame University, Sydney University, JMC....

Free workshops available after class every day

The highest quality self-managed Homestay Program

Great international mix of students from over 30 countries with an average of 12 students per class

Popular Academic courses, EAP and High School Preparation, with many articulation partners, Universities, TAFE NSW and High Schools

Specialised examination preparation courses; Cambridge and IELTS with a record of high success rates for our students

Professional and friendly staff and the latest teaching materials and methods

Exciting school activities and a dedicated student services team

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We are sad to announce that due to the impact of COVID-19, Sydney College of English is no longer delivering classes. As of Monday 1st June 2020, all current students transferred to IH Sydney where they will continue in the same course of study. SCE staff are still available to assist with any queries until Friday 26th June 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact our team at


As a proud member of the ELICOS community in Sydney since 1987, SCE has been an influential place in the lives of the many staff and students who have been a part of the school over the years. As a place of education and growth, SCE strove to fulfil its mission: “to provide an environment in which students of any age are given the support to become capable, confident communicators who flourish and have successful lives as they continue to learn and develop their skills.” We have been touched by the heartfelt comments that we have received from past students and staff about their time at SCE and would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the life of the college over the years. Quality, experience, success and personalised care have been at the heart of SCE and we are confident that these values will live on in the students and staff. We are proud of everything we have achieved and wish everyone who has been a part of this journey, the very best for the future.