International Study Centre

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Where global citizens become future leaders

Begin your world-class education at Royal Holloway International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers you a pathway to a globally recognised degree from a world-ranked university. Our specialist programmes will help you gain the essential academic and English language skills to succeed at university.

Why choose Royal Holloway?

Top 25 UK university

(The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

Ranked 21st in the UK for international outlook with a 20% non-EU student body

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)

1st in the UK and 11th in the world
for research influence
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15)

Your pathway to university

Choose one of our pathway programmes and prepare for your chosen degree at Royal Holloway. You will gain the academic, study and English language skills needed for your degree.

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway. Study with other international students and get the essential academic and English language skills to enter the first year of university.

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International Year One

Designed for students who want to fast-track into their studies, this programme will prepare you to progress to the second year of an undergraduate degree. With four varied subject pathways to choose from, you can study at Royal Holloway University London.

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Pre-Masters Programme

For progression to postgraduate level-study at Royal Holloway University London, this programme will prepare you with the required knowledge and academic technique. Our Masters preparation course is taught in three different subject pathways.

Your pathway to university

Choose one of our pathway programmes and prepare for your chosen degree at Royal Holloway. You will gain the academic, study and English language skills needed for your degree.

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Prepare for success

Gain the competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course.

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Student support

Academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers support and personal and welfare support is all offered on campus. Even before you arrive, our dedicated team provides everything from visa application support through to help with booking your accommodation. We will be with you every step of the way.

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Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate visa – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities with a valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Christabel from Ghana

"The style of teaching at the International Study Centre has helped me in so many ways. They taught me basic stuff in English that I didn’t know I would need, like plagiarism and how to write essays in a university style, which is really important."

Christabel from Ghana

Studied International Foundation Year in Economics

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Entry requirements

Find the academic, English language and age requirements to join Royal Holloway International Study Centre.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Postgraduate entry requirements

Royal Holloway's overall satisfaction score is 87%

4% above the national average

National Student Survey 2019

Campus location

Royal Holloway, University of London
International Study Centre
Highfield Road
London
TW20 0EX

Study in the UK

The UK education system is known for its high quality worldwide. Getting a degree from a British university will make you stand out and help you develop personally.

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Fees

Check the tuition fees for studying at Royal Holloway International Study Centre. 

Undergraduate course fees

Postgraduate course fees

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