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Student life

Get involved with student life on campus

Studying at the International Study Centre is not all about learning in class. Here, you will get a well-rounded education which will also allow you to discover your personal and social interests, and make friends for life.

There is more to studying at the International Study Centre than just what you learn in class. Aside from your world-class education, you will discover and develop your personal interests, find new passions, make new friends and experience everything Egham has to offer.

Where is the Royal Holloway International Study Centre?

Royal Holloway University is located in Egham, a town with a rich cultural history. The International Study Centre is located on the University campus, ensuring you’re part of student life from day one. The beautiful university building itself was opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria.

Egham is the perfect location for your studies due to its close community feel and strong transport links to other towns and cities. The high-street boasts a variety of restaurants and eateries as well as a vibrant nightlife.

For those seeking adventure further afield, London is less than an hour away on the train, giving you access to endless sightseeing opportunities. With no classes taking place on a Wednesday and with no shortage of things to do, there is something for everyone.

Cost of living ​

Egham is located in Surrey, so you get all the benefits of living close to London with none of the additional cost that London is known for. You will also be able to take advantage of many student discounts available to you.

Career opportunities ​

At the International Study Centre, we will make sure that you are equipped with the right tools to build your successful career after your time at university. With London so close by, a wealth of networking and work opportunities await.

Once you are student at Royal Holloway, you will have the full support of Career Consultants and resources at the University’s Careers & Employability Service.

The International Study Centre offers a safe and supportive environment that will help you identify, practise and develop your employability skills, increasing your understanding of yourself and the world of work. CareerAhead provides you with a variety of learning opportunities, such as:

  • Self-assessment
  • Personal evaluation and reflection
  • Industry and business research
  • Individual and group work.
  • How will CareerAhead help you?
  • Identify your strengths, weaknesses and areas to focus on to be successful
  • Acquire knowledge about the “world of work”
  • Undertake self-reflection and take action to improve
  • Create a compelling CV, LinkedIn profile or personal statement that stand out from the crowd
  • Create a Personal Development Plan to take with you if you join Royal Holloway.

Find new friends and hobbies

You will find yourself in a friendly environment where you can enjoy yourself outside the classroom. Take the time to explore your interests, get involved, and become a well-rounded individual with strong academic skills and many talents.

Willow from Malaysia

“I like that the campus is very quiet and it’s quite serene here, it’s not like you’re on a city campus where it can feel crowded at times. Here you get a really relaxed environment and you feel like everyone is part of the community.”

Willow from Malaysia
Studied International Foundation Year in Arts and Social Sciences, progressed to BA English and Philosophy

Become a Student Ambassador

We have an exciting opportunity available at the International Study Centre to develop your social media skills and contribute to our social channels!

Get involved in taking over our social media, writing fun blogs, hosting Q&A sessions, shining bright at events, starring in our marketing materials, sharing your daily activities, and creating engaging content through photos and videos.

Of course, this would also be an impressive experience worth adding to your CV. Once your Student Ambassador role comes to a finish, you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation from us based on your performance.

“Choosing to apply to the student ambassador position was way out of my comfort zone, I can just be honest about that. But I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me get more skills and apply them in my daily life. It made me more open to speaking to different people and getting different perspectives from other ambassadors” – Awrad, a previous Student Ambassador

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Pathway programmes

University preparation programmes are your pathway to Royal Holloway. Choose between three routes for the International Foundation Year or improve your language skills with the English Language Preparation Programme.

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Applying to Royal Holloway International Study Centre is easy and straightforward. Check entry requirements, tuition fees and see what you have to do before you arrive, from getting your student visa to arranging accommodation.

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!