International Study Centre

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.

International Foundation Year

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Studying this programme will allow you to progress to the first year of multiple undergraduate degrees at Royal Holloway University London. You can study one of three subject areas, which lead into degrees in areas such as arts, economics and science.

International Year One

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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.

Pre-Masters Programme

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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.

Join a global network at the International Study Centre

As a student at the International Study Centre, you will become part of a close-knit and supportive community. Find out more about enrolling.

Prepare for Success

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Develop your academic knowledge, skills and language ability on our free and exclusive virtual preparation course, Prepare for Success. Benefit from 100 hours of study content to gain a competitive head start before beginning your pathway programme on campus.

Student support

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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. 

Work after study

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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.


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"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

Entry requirements

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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
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.


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

Undergraduate course fees

Postgraduate course fees

Take the next step

Fill in our enquiry form to ask us anything about studying at Royal Holloway International Study Centre or life in the UK. Talk to us today.

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