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International Year One

Prepare for higher education at Royal Holloway

If you’re interested in studying abroad and want to fully immerse yourself in UK university life, the International Year One might be the path for you.

The international Year One is a two-semester programme designed to introduce you to the key concepts of your chosen field of study, giving you the skills required to seamlessly progress on to the second year of your degree of choice. It is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

This programme is available to students who have completed local high school education and is offered in a range of different subjects.


  • Two semesters

Entry points:

You can find out more about the academic and English language entry requirements for courses here.


You can check the associated fees with your chosen programme by visiting our dedicated fees page.

Why study the International Year One?

The International Year One consists of several modules that will help you better understand your subject area. Choose your modules to better suit your future career path. 

By studying the International Year One and progressing to the second year of your chosen degree, you will be able to graduate within three years. This will not only save you money on tuition fees but also allow you to find your ideal job and begin your career a lot sooner.

The course also includes English language tuition. This will help you improve your speaking, writing and academic language skills, preparing you for learning in another language at undergraduate level.

In 2022, 89% of students who completed their International Year One programme at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre were offered a place at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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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.

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Choose your pathway

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Business and Management

This pathway will prepare you to join one of many business-based degrees at Royal Holloway. Learn more about progression options and what studying business and management can do for your future.

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Computer Science

Designed to prepare you to study computer science at Royal Holloway, this pathway dissects the ever-changing digital industry. Discover more about this programme and how you can progress to study at Royal Holloway.

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This pathway aims to prepare you to progress to one of three economics degrees. Explore the progression routes offered at Royal Holloway and whether studying economics is suitable for you.

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Electronic Engineering

This pathway will give you the necessary key skills for progression to an electrical engineering-based degree. Find out more about this programme and how to progress to study at Royal Holloway.

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