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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 30 UK university

(The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

100,000+ alumni in 165 countries

UK top 25% for research

(THE, REF, Overall ranking of institutions, 2022)

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.

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Prepare for success

Join our online preparation course at no extra cost, so that you are ready to thrive academically and culturally in your new environment.

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English Language Preparation

Our online English Language preparation courses will help you develop your English language skills to the level required to begin your chosen pathway programme.

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Online pathway

Our Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme allows students to prepare for postgraduate study without having to travel to the UK. Experience expert teaching and high-quality learning materials and gain the skills for success at Royal Holloway.

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.

Royal Holloway's overall satisfaction score is 79%

scoring above sector average

National Student Survey 2022

Campus location

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

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!