The 1996 Direct Line International Championships was a women's tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne in the United Kingdom that was part of Tier II of the 1996 WTA Tour. It was the 22nd edition of the tournament and was held from 18 June until 22 June 1996. First-seeded Monica Seles won the singles title.
|1996 Direct Line International Championships|
|Draw||28S / 16D|
|Surface||Grass / outdoor|
|Location||Eastbourne, United Kingdom|
|Venue||Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club|
| Jana Novotná |
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario