International Study Centre

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Why choose Royal Holloway?

A well-rounded education

Royal Holloway, University of London combines the finest British education with heritage, culture and an international network of experts. The University has a history of “firsts”, for example being one of the first women’s colleges in the UK in 1886, and is renowned for its world-class research.

Royal Holloway is one of the most global universities in the country, ranking 29th in the UK for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022). The diverse and supportive environment lets you become a multi-talented professional with a prestigious qualification.

Top-ranking research

Royal Holloway sits within the top 25% of UK universities for research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (Research Excellence Framework released in 2014, the latest ranking). The global impact of research changes lives in all areas, from the sciences and law, to arts and business.

Choose your subject route in the International Foundation Year, International Year One, or Pre-Masters Programme at the International Study Centre, which will prepare you for a degree at the University.

Countryside location near London

Living and studying at Royal Holloway campus gives you a unique student experience. The location offers you a safe and peaceful environment, combined with the support of other international students. You are also close to London where you can enjoy all cultural, tourist, and artistic aspects of one the most exciting cities in the world.


Everything you need to study and enjoy student life in Egham is in one place. University facilities are close by, helping you focus on your programme.

Studying on a beautiful and close-knit campus allows you to meet fellow students and feel you belong to a community. Egham is a traditional and historical English town where you will be able to experience British culture first-hand.

The University has been investing in new buildings that modernise the historical campus. As a student, you will have full access to state-of-the-art facilities that will enhance teaching and learning.


Your new home in Egham is only 40 minutes away from London by train. Having London’s cultural and artistic attractions on your doorstep, you will never be without something to do.

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Study at a leading research university

Research at Royal Holloway is world-famous. Top researchers carry out work in different fields, collaborating with other international teams, to make a real impact on the world.

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Living in Surrey

Egham is a student-friendly town that blends history with culture. Here you can enjoy leafy surroundings, beautiful nature, and central London is only a short train journey away.

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Live and study with other students for the experience of a lifetime. Find all information about accommodation during your course like room types, fees, and how to book your room.