International Study Centre

Student accommodation

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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 can choose between:

  • Runnymede
  • Kingswood Hall (I and II).

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.

University halls

These halls are on the southern side of the main campus. They are modern, en suite bedrooms with large beds, and shared kitchen/diners.

Facilities include:

Single bed
Bookcase
Kitchen
TV room
Laundry facilities
Computer lab
Sport facilities
WiFi

Self-catered student accommodation, located near the sports field.

Facilities include:

Single bed
Bookcase
Kitchen
TV room
Laundry facilities
Computer lab
Sport facilities
WiFi

Catered student accommodation shared between six to nine other students, located one mile from the main campus. Get a free bus service to the main campus, or walk for 20 minutes to your classes. There are single-sex corridors, and mixed or single-sex apartments area also available. 

Facilities include:

Single bed
Bookcase
Kitchen
TV room
Laundry facilities
Computer lab
Sport facilities
WiFi

Accommodation costs

Band 2019/20 price per week Accommodation type
A £177.00 Single ensuite room
B £160.05 Premium Single, ensuite room
C £144.70 Single, ensuite room
E £109.56 to £114.65 Single with/without sink and shared bathroom

How to book your room

  1. Request accommodation when you apply for the International Study Centre.*
  2. Confirm your place at the International Study Centre. The accommodation team will then contact you with your University Student ID and an invitation to apply for accommodation online.
  3. Apply for accommodation online. The University will then send you a room offer.
  4. Accept the room offer by signing and returning the Occupancy Agreement to the University and making all due payments. Please read Royal Holloway University of London’s Terms & Conditions and Accommodation Cancellation Policy.

*Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

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.