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Pathway programmes

Start your journey to a degree at Royal Holloway

Here at Royal Holloway International Study Centre, our aim is to enhance the higher education experience of international students through subject-focused programmes, designed to facilitate the smooth transition to a degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. Preparing individuals from all around the world for study in one of the UK's top universities, we allow students to make the leap to studying a degree they are passionate about in a new, vibrant environment, and give them the academic and linguistic skills they will need to thrive in the British education system.

Taught by industry professionals and academic experts on campus, our programmes are designed specifically for an international audience, with the inclusion of insightful modules that will expose students to the University's unique syllabus. We offer pathways to both undergraduate and postgraduate study, covering a range of subjects for both options, to ensure our students will achieve their full potential at Royal Holloway.

Academic programmes

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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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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.


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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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Enhanced Induction

Get a head start on your studies with our 3-week Enhanced Induction programme, designed to help you settle into your new home – at no extra cost.

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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!