Study at DLD College London

Study in the heart of London at one of the top independent colleges in the country. 

DLD is the only college with on-campus boarding facilities located in central London. In college, we provide a caring, supportive, and student-focused environment, with a wide range of courses and subjects to choose from. DLD Students benefit from amazing learning and enrichment opportunities, and many progress to join some of London and the UK’s top universities.

We offer high-quality GCSE, A-level and International Foundation Programmes in a vast selection of courses. Five-star boarding & accommodation available, the perfect environment to live, study, make friends and enjoy extra-curricular activities from tennis to tai chi.

  • The only on-campus, purpose-built boarding school in the heart of London. 5-star student accommodation in central London.
  • A pathway to top London and global universities. London is home to world-class universities than any other city on earth. 61% of DLD students progress to London universities including LSE, Imperial, and City.
  • A wide choice of courses and subjects. Leading in digital, creative and finance courses.
  • Top-class facilities and unique learning experiences. Over 30 weekly college clubs enable students to develop their interests and relax outside of their studies. Facilities include a new library, music recording studio, drama theatre, swimming pool, swimming pool and gym, dedicated student well-being centre and our Global Kitchen, opened Michellin-starred Atul Kotchar.

British Boarding School Experience (One-term study)

Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Why study with us? 

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High-quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university study preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

Please note that there are limited places on these courses available.

Course overview 

You will be joining students from around the world studying on our established GCSE (14–16 years) and A Level (16–18 years) programmes. Your weekly study programme will be a combination of academic subjects and English language lessons.

Full board accommodation will be included in one of our college boarding houses.

The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study.

Course fees

Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020 one term
DLD College London £17,360
Abbey College Cambridge £16,200
Abbey College Manchester £13,375



As one of the world’s great capitals, London is an ideal place for those who wish to study such as finance, engineering, law and the sciences as well as the medical professions. Every large company in the world has offices here, often its European or world head office, adding to the feeling of excitement and being near to the centre of the business world.

London is also the cultural capital of the UK, with all of the most important museums, libraries and art galleries as well as being the centre of theatre, cinema, fashion, design and architecture.

Multi-cultural and tolerant, it is hard to be bored here and easy to find exactly what you are looking for, whether it be an internship at a leading financial company, a foreign newspaper or simply a specific item of food.

Case Studies


  • Originally from Canada
  • A levels obtained in History (A), Government and Politics (A), and Religious Studies (A)
  • Destination: King’s College London to study History 

Adyan joined DLD College having been educated in Canada. He adapted rapidly to the British system and impressed us immediately with his scholarly approach. His love of History was evident. Rarely have we come across a student with such a voracious appetite for academic books, so many titles that he did not have enough room to mention them in his personal statement! He is memorable for his questioning of eminent historians such as Robert Service in the public lectures he attended through his genuine enjoyment of learning, not because he wished to impress university admissions tutors.


  • Originally from Canada
  • A levels obtained in Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), and Physics (A*)
  • Destination: University of Bristol to study Mathematics & Computer Science 

Mathieu is a superb mathematician, a rigorous logician, and an ambitious programmer. He came to DLD College in September 2017 from Collège Trinité in Montréal, Canada, and upon arrival demonstrated his keen intellect and ambition. Mathieu had a well-developed interest in artificial intelligence – specifically neural networks and deep learning, and he demonstrated his insights in a personal project investigating the use of Big Data and Machine Learning in consumer credit rating assessments. Mathieu’s problem-solving skills meant that he could apply himself meticulously to challenging tasks; his conceptual ability saw him excel in all of his academic disciplines, achieving the highest possible grades across the board.


Buthayna Hamed

Senior International Regional Manager
Middle East, Africa & Americas

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