International Study Centre

Royal Holloway, University of London
International Study Centre

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Why choose Royal Holloway

Highly-ranked for research and international outlook, Royal Holloway will give you a head start in your education and career. You will be part of the community from day one, learning from experts and taking part in a global network.

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Pathway programmes

University preparation programmes are your pathway to Royal Holloway. Choose between three routes for the International Foundation Year or improve your language skills with the English Language Preparation Programme.

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Study options

You can choose to study your programme online from home or on campus depending on your local and global situation. Choose the option that suits your circumstances so you can continue with your study plans.

Flexible study options

You can choose to join us on campus for your programme or start your studies online from home. Begin your course in 2022 and progress to Royal Holloway, University of London next autumn. Find out more about preparing to study at the International Study Centre.

If you are aiming to study at Masters level, you can also choose to study your whole programme virtually with our Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme.

Subject to continued approval by the UK Visas and Immigration service, or circumstances that are subject to approval under our specific academic regulations. Guidance on how to apply to continue your studies online can be found here.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway. Study with other international students and get the essential academic and English language skills to enter the first year of university.

Prepare for university

“It was my first time studying abroad. I knew I wanted to eventually enrol for the BSc degree, so my time on the International Foundation Year really helped me to crystallise the idea.”

Yuki from Japan
Studied International Foundation Year in Social Sciences, progressed to BSc Criminology and Sociology