International Study Centre

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for online study at Royal Holloway International Study Centre

To start your online programme at the International Study Centre, you must meet certain academic and English language requirements.

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

This programme is designed to help students progress to a postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway. Learn about the entry requirements below.

Our Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme is available to students who are:

  • at least 19 years old when they join us
  • non-UK nationals


Students will need to have completed year 2 of a 3-year Diploma or 3/4 of a 4/5 year of a recognised first degree in related field or equivalent (grade aligned to country-specific grade expectations). Partial transcripts are required from the Diploma or Degree studies (70% of at least 2 years transcript for 3 year Diploma students or 60% of at least 3 year transcript for 4 year degree students).

English language

Course duration Academic IELTS
1 Semester 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all skills) or equivalent
2 Semester 5.0 (with minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent
3 Semester 5.0 (with minimum 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent

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