International Study Centre

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About Royal Holloway International Study Centre

Study opportunities for international students

The International Study Centre helps you prepare for undergraduate study at Royal Holloway, University of London. It is a dedicated learning space for international students, sharing the University's campus and facilities.

You will receive university-style teaching from staff who are experts in teaching international students. Alongside others who have come from different parts of the world, you will develop the skills and confidence you need for university.

The International Foundation Year, International Year One and Pre-Masters Programme are provided by Study Group. Study Group is a global leader in private higher education in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Student life

Life as a student at the International Study Centre is exciting. Living on a beautiful, close-knit campus near London means you have the option to explore nature, go sightseeing, access all universities facilities and find new interests.

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Live and study with other students for the experience of a lifetime. Find all information about accommodation during your course like room types, fees, and how to book your room.

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Career development

Start to think about your career options while you are studying. Our practical advice will focus on your personal development and increase your employability, preparing you for professional life.

Programmes at the International Study Centre

Our university preparation programmes help you gain academic knowledge and skills in core modules while also improving your English. Choose from multiple subject areas within the three types of preparatory programme we offer to progress to wide range of undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University.

Why study abroad at the International Study Centre?

As a student at the International Study Centre, you will be part of the Royal Holloway community from the day you arrive. You will study on a historic campus with modern buildings, and have access to University facilities. Our dedicated support will help you settle into life in the UK, and prepare you for the next step in your education.

Student support

The International Study Centre staff are here to answer all your questions from the day you enrol. We have academic and welfare staff available to help with anything you need as you prepare for university. You can speak to our Student Support Team who will be able to help you throughout your time at the International Study Centre.

Personal development

The International Study Centre provides more than education and study skills. You will get a well-rounded experience which will help you identify your strengths and get a head-start in your future. CareerAhead is a dedicated professional development plan which will equip you with the essential employability skills that will impress employers.

Studying in small classes and receiving personal attention from tutors will deepen your academic knowledge and build your confidence. Meeting other students from all over the world will provide you with a global perspective and teach you about new cultures. The International Study Centre will prepare you for a quality British degree and the demands of modern society.