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 England that was part of Tier II of the 1996 WTA Tour. It was the 22nd edition of the tournament and was held from June 18 through June 22, 1996. Monica Seles won the singles title.
Monica Seles defeated Mary Joe Fernández 6–0, 6–2
- It was Seles' 3rd singles title of the year and the 36th of her career.
Jana Novotná / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated Rosalyn Nideffer / Pam Shriver 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
- It was Novotná's 5th doubles title of the year and the 61st of her career. It was Sánchez Vicario's 8th doubles title of the year and the 48th of her career.