International Study Centre

Undergraduate study

Why study an undergraduate degree?

Choosing to study at university is an exciting, life-changing experience. If you have not been to university before, you will likely want to study an undergraduate degree – which is sometimes called a first degree. This is a great way to improve your career prospects and specialise in a subject you enjoy learning about.

Studying abroad is a rewarding educational experience, and will open your mind up to a new world of potential career opportunities. A British education is respected around the world as a prestigious qualification, and will impress employers from every industry. Royal Holloway International Study Centre offers several programmes designed to prepare international students to thrive in their studies at a top 20 UK university (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), and provides the perfect introduction to an undergraduate degree.

Discover our programmes or explore subjects you could study


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We offer two types of programme and seven different focused pathways for progression to several undergraduate degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London.


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Read about a range of different study areas that you can progress to through our preparatory programmes.

Entry requirements

Check the academic and English language requirements you’ll need to study one of our pathway programmes.


Find out how much it costs to study one of our programmes and how to pay for it.

Term dates

Our programmes run throughout the academic year and have multiple start dates. Find out when you could begin studying with us.

We’re opening – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about how you can start your course.