International Study Centre

Student accommodation

Your new home at Royal Holloway International Study Centre

Living and studying with other students will help you make friends more easily and become independent. Sharing your daily life with other students is part of the great student experience you can have at Royal Holloway International Study Centre.

We offer a variety of housing options to suit your needs. You can choose from University-managed or private accommodation. We recommend arranging your place to live before you arrive in the UK.

Living in University halls

University halls is where friendships are made. You will be able to choose from a range of halls accommodation on and off-campus.

In both, you will benefit from the support of our residential staff who are here to look after you. You can also choose between catered or self-catered accommodation:

  • Catered halls: Enjoy freshly-prepared meals from the dining hall, snacks and drinks from the fridge and microwave in every hall.
  • Self-catered halls: Cook for yourself and share a kitchen with other students while making friends.

Catering options

We offer different accommodation options to suit all students. Some options are catered, which means your meals are provided at a discounted cost in the halls canteen, and others are self-catered, meaning you cook for yourself. You should consider this when submitting your accommodation preferences when you apply for your student halls.

If you choose to live in a catered hall you can enjoy a choice of delicious international food in the halls canteen. The menu changes every week, and you can see it in advance online.

If you choose a self-catered hall you’ll have access to the halls kitchen and will be given information and resources on nutrition and cooking during the induction week.

Every hall also has a fridge and microwave for snacks and drinks.

Room availability for September 2020

If you are starting in September, there is currently plenty of availability. If you are required to quarantine (as per UK government guidelines), your accommodation will be available for you to do so. We will support you so that you have everything you need to settle in to your new home, including bedding packs, shopping deliveries and take-away services.

Accommodation costs^



2020/21 price per week (approximately)

Accommodation type








Premium single ensuite room


Runnymede 1&2


Premium single, ensuite room


Kingswood 2


Single, ensuite room


George Eliot


Single superior standard room




Single standard with washbasin




Large single standard


Tuke F


Single ensuite




Single ensuite



£165.00 / £167.00

Single standard / single standard with washbasin



£128.00 / £133.00

Shared standard / shared standard with washbasin

^ Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year.

How to book your room

Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

International Study Centre

International students in the shade on campus

Royal Holloway International Study Centre prepares you to enter in the first year of university. Studying here will give you the essential academic and learning skills to succeed as an undergraduate and help you settle into your new life in the UK.

Arrange your room

If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our RHUL ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.