International Study Centre

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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 25 UK university (The Guardian University League Table 2022), and provides the perfect introduction to an undergraduate degree.

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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.

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Join us on campus

Find out about studying your programme on campus, what to expect from blended learning and tips for preparing to travel.

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Join us online

If you are studying International Foundation Year and are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can start online and join us in the UK by 30 June 2022, or study your whole programme online from home*.

Entry requirements

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

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

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Term dates

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

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