Becoming a host family couldn’t be easier!

Fill in our host family application form online

Step 1: Fill in our online application form

Step 2: Upload or email all ID, Gas Safety, Utility Bill and DBS Certificate, or if you would prefer you can let us had all these documents when we visit

Step 3: Family visit with our Welfare Officer, to check ID, risk assessment & health & safety check.

A member of the team will contact you to arrange a convenient time to visit your home and family.

Step 4: Become a fully registered host family for EHUK

IMPORTANT:  It is in imperetive that you read our host family guidelines & our host family agreement before our visit. This will guide you on what is expected from a host family and what our students expect too.

Once the application has been checked & verified, we will start offering placements to your family. Also please take 10 minutes to watch our Child Protection Training Video, and when we visit we will ask you that you understand your “Duty of Care”. If you are interested in the Private Fostering under 18 option, we will arrange a visit for a discussion as this process is slightly different to our other stays. As the governing rules are tightening up this year, you may need to add students on to your home and car insurance for duty of care, this usually doesn,t cost any extra on your policies.


EHUK do several types of stays for International & UK juniors, Adults and Families.

We are always looking for good host who can provide a homestay away from home for a student, this can be one of the most rewarding things a host can offer. Our experience has taught us that the key to a successful hosting experience is an understanding and mutual respect between host and student.

We are expected to provide the best possible homestay expereience for our students during their stay, which we know, can only be achieved with the support of our host families. The students are choosing to live in a homestay as an option as this will give them a warm welcom, home comforts and the opportunity to practive their English with British families, also not to forget giving their parents piece of mind that their children are being looked after and cared for during their stay.

Child Protection Training Video - Please watch

So why the big deal? Why do you need to know this?

Well working directly with children means it's your duty to care and you have a big role to play in helping to protect children. Let's face it, no one wants to hear about this or let alone have to deal with it, but the reality is you might have to!

To be aware of the issues and warning signs, please watch an engaging, digital training video which will provide all the information needed to ensure you can do the very best to help protect and care for the children you work with.

This short, to-the-point film is perfect for making everybody aware of their statutory and moral obligation to help protect the children they work with and gives all the information you need from what types of abuse there are, what signs to look out for.

This video has been approved by the LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children's Board).



Host Family Application Form

All applicants details are confidential to EHUK.

* Please Specify whether Attic Room,
  En-suite, Shared or Private Bathroom

Will you accommodate the following? (please tick)
  Special Diets
  Mini Stays (12-16 yrs)
  Summer School (12-16 yrs)
  Adult Leaders & Drivers (18+)
  Exeter College (16-18 yrs)-UK part time
  Private Fostering (Under 16)
  Disabled (access on ground floor level)
  Short Term Hosting (students & guests aged 18+)

Additional information required,
please complete form PF1 you will get with your welcome email.

We suggest using Lodger Agreement for 18+ guests -
a template is attached to your welcome email.

Safeguarding Checks (please upload)

  Home Member 1

  Home Member 1
H&S Requirements:
Gas Safety
  I confirm that I have a valid gas safety certificate (please upload)


  I Understand it is my responsibility to advise all relevant insurance providers* of being a host family and the number of students being hosted
(* e.g. Home Insurance, Content Insurance, Car Insurance etc.)
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence other than a traffic violation?
  Home Member 1

If available Please attach Valid DBS Certificate(s), Gas Safety Certificate, pictures of room, kitchen, bathroom, host and copies of completed forms to speed up the process.


I agree


What is the benefits of hosting:
  • The chance to meet students from all over the world and make new friends
  • Experience different cultures
  • Earn extra income (tax free guidelines inline with HMRC)
  • Prompt payment before departure
  • Keeping in touch with many new friends
  • Sharing your culture and experiences with others
  • Supporting UK & Overseas students during their stay in the UK
Important- Host family Documents and Policies
Refer a friend and earn a referral fee

EHUK offers a £15 referral fee to anyone who recommends a new family to us.
The fee will be paid upon on completion of the new host first stay.

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