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

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 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

Your country Academic qualification(s) you need
Bangladesh Recognised 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%.)

Egypt Successful completion of Bachelor degree with average grade 65%
Ghana Recognised general ordinary Bachelors degree
Hong Kong First degree (honours/ordinary) OR HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma all in a related subject area with GPA 2.5 +
India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 45% (Hons) and 50% (Regular Pass), 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 45%,
Indonesia Recognised first degree or D4 Diploma with grades A4-B3
Japan Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.5/grade average of 60%
Jordan Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.5/grade average of 60%
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Bakalavr with minimum grade 3
Korea Bachelor’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
Kuwait Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Macau Recognised 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%
Nigeria Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.4 on the 4.0 scale
Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass), 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%
Qatar Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Russia Min. GPA 3.3 (Good) in either Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma (4/5 years )
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Singapore Pass 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%)

Thailand Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA of 2.0
Turkey Successful completion of Bachelors degree (Lisans) with GPA 2.1
UAE Successful completion of Bachelors degree with GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Ukraine Successful completion of Bachelor’s Diploma with good grade; Successful completion of Specialist Diploma or Dyplom Bakalavra with minimum average grade 3
USA Successful completion of degree GPA 2.2 on a 4 point scale
Vietnam Successful completion of Bachelors degree with overall grade 6 or GPA 2.0+
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