International Study Centre

Education in the UK

Benefits of studying in Britain

International students choose the British education system for its global reputation. British universities feature top in global rankings and attract the most talented staff and students from across the world.

Education in Britain gives you not only prestigious academic qualifications, but also a competitive edge in the job market. You will receive a well-rounded education and a degree that makes you stand out from the crowd. Teaching involves a variety of different methods, such as group lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Specialise in your subject and get the degree you want

Studying at Royal Holloway, University of London you will have the option to choose from a number of high-ranking subjects. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 ranked two subject areas in the top 10:

  • Creative Writing
  • Music

The University also ranks in the overall top 25 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

You will join a diverse student community at Royal Holloway. The University is one of the world’s most global places to study, ranked 26th in the UK for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). UK universities have strong links with businesses from all kinds of industries in the country and abroad. This makes it a great place to grow your international network, ready to launch your future global career.

High quality teaching

UK universities help students to reach their potential through innovative and engaging teaching. Royal Holloway takes a research-intensive approach, with the latest insights delivered by leading academics. The teaching staff are passionate about helping every student succeed.

Assessments take place throughout the academic year. They include written essays, oral presentations and practical work that demonstrates a range of skills.

Support and satisfaction

UK universities help students succeed academically and integrate smoothly. A personal tutor will guide you throughout your course, helping you with any academic and personal issues. You will have the same tutor for the duration of your programme.

Many students choose campus-based universities like Royal Holloway because of the close-knit communities and the perfect environment for studying. The University offers you the student experience of a lifetime: Royal Holloway scored above the sector average in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021, with an overall satisfaction rating of 77%.


“I like the style of teaching here, especially the seminars. They are much more interactive, so they consolidate the ideas that have been discussed in lectures, and it provides the opportunity to discuss them with classmates, as well as the person running the seminar.”

Latifa from Bahrain
Studied International Foundation Year in Social Sciences, progressed to BSc Criminology and Sociology

Why Royal Holloway?

Student on a pretty walk on RHUL campus

Royal Holloway is a leading research university with an international reputation for excellence. Join a global network and live on a friendly, historic campus near London.


Willow working on a laptop in the centre

University preparation programmes are your pathway to Royal Holloway. Choose between three International Foundation Year routes or enrol for the English Language Preparation Programme.

Student life

Student life at the International Study Centre is exciting. Living on a beautiful, close-knit campus, you can explore nature, go sightseeing, access all universities facilities and find new interests.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.