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About Royal Holloway International Study Centre

Study opportunities for international students

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

Our university preparation programmes are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your future career. With a wide range of subject areas to choose from across three preparatory programmes, you will be ready to progress to a wide range of undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University.

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 to prepare for you university life.

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.

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.

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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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Student life

Join a friendly, multicultural student community at the International Study Centre before joining the student community at the University.

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About the University

Your future awaits at Royal Holloway University London. After successfully completing your pathway programme with the required grades, you join an exciting student community at the University.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!