The College

The International College of Oriental Medicine is conveniently located near Gatwick Airport, just outside London, there are excellent transport links to London Victoria and London Bridge. The College stands in its own beautiful grounds, surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and lawns, both to the front and rear of the building. This setting provides a peaceful atmosphere conducive to the study and assimilation of the course material. The college also provides FREE onsite parking within the grounds for those students travelling by car.

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We look forward to meeting you!

We’re always open to having people visit the college whether you’re looking at the possibility of studying Acupuncture here, or you’re interested in finding out more about the college or the clinic.

If you can’t make it to one of our Open Days you’re always welcome to visit us at a time that is more convenient for you.

Appointments to visit us can be made any day of the week, Monday – Saturday, all you need to do is contact us to let us know which date you would like to visit.

We will have at least one member of staff available to show you around the college and answer any questions you might have.

Depending on the date and time of your visit we may also be able to arrange for you to speak with one of our current students if wished.

Another option for finding out more about the college and the course is to book a treatment in the Student Clinic. Student appointments are available most of year – click here to find out more about the Student Clinic. Student appointments cost just £10 and are supervised by a registered practitioner – it’s a great opportunity to chat with a student and find out what it’s really like studying here!

Book your visit

Call us on (01342) 31 31 06 or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible:


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Reasonably priced bed and breakfast or hotel rooms are available in and around East Grinstead, and the College is always pleased to provide students with information concerning these matters. Some students find it more economical to get together and share a house, whereas other students base themselves in Brighton (or occasionally London).



The College is fortunate to have comprehensive facilities all under one roof.


classroomLecture Rooms

The College has a number of rooms which are used by students, allowing for a maximum of 25 students per class. There are also rooms dedicated to practical use such as point location and practical clinic learning.


The Student Common Room

This is an annex to the main building and comprises a common room, a kitchen and cloakroom facilities. This complex is for the exclusive use of students. In the summer students can enjoy and relax in the extensive grounds. The main building also benefits from a newly decorated lounge exclusively for the use of students looking to relax on the comfortable sofas during their free periods and break times.


The Library

The College Library is situated on the first floor of the building adjacent to the IT Room. A dedicated Librarian oversees the Library. The stock comprises books, journals, past dissertations theses, videos and audio-cassettes. Most items may be borrowed, although a few are limited to Library use only (reference texts). Items not available in the Library may be requested from the British Library Document Supply Centre. Reading lists are issued at the beginning of each academic year and our Librarian is able to source new texts at a discount for students.

IT Room

The IT Room, adjacent to the Library on the first floor, allows students to research, study and prepare projects and homework. We have installed new higher spec computers, with flat screens as well as new furniture. Consequently students are making great use of the room.

The Student Office

Located at the back of the College, this room is a hive of activity dealing with all general external enquiries as well as acting as a focal point for students requiring assistance.

The Teaching Clinic

teaching_clinicThis is a very important benefit to students, enriching their clinical practice and experience right from the beginning of the course, and is highly valued. It is located on the ground floor giving easy access for disabled patients. It comprises a main reception and waiting room and five treatment rooms, one of which still retains the original oak beams and panelling. This very busy teaching clinic is visited by patients, not only from the local vicinity, but also from further afield as well as from abroad; the clinic being located near Gatwick Airport is a positive advantage.