International Study Centre

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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

Academic

India and other countries: Recognised first degree

China and Taiwan: 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 durationAcademic IELTS
1 Semester6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all skills) or equivalent
2 Semester5.0 (with minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent
3 Semester5.0 (with minimum 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent


Your countryAcademic qualification(s) you need
BangladeshRecognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons)  3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 60%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 55%
China

4 year full time studies Bachelor degree average 65% / 4 year full times studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate 70% /3 year full time studies Higher Education Diploma average 70%

Studying alongside the final year of a Bachelor’s degree or Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies or Higher Education Diploma/Junior College Diploma:
Completed year 2 of a 3-year Diploma (70%) or 3/4 of a 4/5 year of an appropriate first degree or equivalent (60%.)

EgyptSuccessful completion of Bachelor degree with average grade 65%
GhanaRecognised general ordinary Bachelors degree
Hong KongFirst degree (honours/ordinary) OR HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma all in a related subject area with GPA 2.5 +
IndiaRecognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 45% (Hons) and 50% (Regular Pass), 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 45%,
IndonesiaRecognised first degree or D4 Diploma with grades A4-B3
JapanSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.5/grade average of 60%
JordanSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.5/grade average of 60%
KazakhstanSuccessful completion of Bakalavr with minimum grade 3
KoreaBachelor’s degree with grade average 70%+. Grade C or of 2.0 on the 4.5 scale or 2.0 on the 4.3 scale
KuwaitRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
MacauRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.3 or HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma in a related subject Area with GPA 3 or higher
Malaysia Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.0+ or 60%
NigeriaSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.4 on the 4.0 scale
PakistanRecognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass), 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%
QatarRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
RussiaMin. GPA 3.3 (Good) in either Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma (4/5 years )
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
SingaporePass from a recognised first degree or Advanced Diploma or Singapore Diploma
Taiwan

Successful completion of Bachelors degree with grade average of 60% or GPA 2.0+

Studying alongside the final year of a recognised first degree/Bachelor’s degree:
Completed year 3 of a 4 year or a 4 of a 5 year of an appropriate first degree or equivalent (60%)

ThailandSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.0
TurkeySuccessful completion of Bachelors degree (Lisans) with GPA 2.1
UAESuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
UkraineSuccessful completion of Bachelor’s Diploma with good grade; Successful completion of Specialist Diploma or Dyplom Bakalavra with minimum average grade 3
USASuccessful completion of degree GPA 2.2 on a 4 point scale
VietnamSuccessful completion of Bachelors degree with overall grade 6 or GPA 2.0+