International Study Centre

RHUL's student accommodation.

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.

Accommodation costs^

BandHalls2021/22 price per week (approximately)Accommodation type






£187.00Premium single ensuite room, self-catered (38-week)
B1Runnymede 1&2£173.00Premium single, ensuite room, self-catered (38-week)
CKingswood 2£156.00Single, ensuite room, catered (38-week)
D1George Eliot£187.00E1ingle superior standard room, self-catered (38-week)
E1Kingswood 1£122.00Single standard with washbasin, catered (30-week)
E2Kingswood 1£124.00Single standard with washbasin, catered (38-week)
FFounder’s£187.00Large single standard, catered (38-week)
GTuke F£196.00Premium single, ensuite room, self catered (30-week)
H1Reid£179.00Single ensuite, catered (30-week)
H2Reid£181.00Single ensuite, catered (38-week)
JFounder’s£169.00 / £171.00Single standard / single standard with washbasin, catered (38-week)
LFounder’s£131.00 / £136.00Shared standard / shared standard with washbasin, catered (38-week)
ZPenrose£147Single standard with washbasin, self-catered (38-week)

^ Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2021/22 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.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying and that you are staying less than 60 minutes away from Royal Holloway International Study Centre. 

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

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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.