Royal Holloway, University of London International Study Centre

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Royal Holloway, University of London is a top 20 UK university*, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities**, and home to some of the world’s leading experts in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.

Its teachers and researchers change lives, expand minds and help current and future leaders understand power and responsibility. The university consistently ranks highly for student satisfaction and in the latest independent survey of third-year undergraduate students (NSS, 2018), Royal Holloway scored 88% in overall satisfaction.

The university has been ranked highly in the UK for international outlook. They welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close-knit and historic campus.

Royal Holloway, University of London, has its roots in two pioneering colleges for women, Royal Holloway College and Bedford College. Social reformer Elizabeth Jesser Reid founded Bedford College in 1849 while Royal Holloway was founded by Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway, and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. The colleges became part of the University of London in 1900 and after becoming co-educational in 1965 the two colleges merged in 1985 to become Royal Holloway, University of London.

The university is set on a 135 acre campus, which is located in Egham, Surrey, 40 minutes south west of central London and just 7 miles from Heathrow airport.

A state-of-the-art library at the heart of the campus offers more than 1,250 study seats and different zones to accommodate every type of study: silent, social, creative and collaborative. As well as the library, students can study in the original and historic Victorian Reading Room in the Founder's Building and also have access to all the other libraries within the University of London, including Senate House Library, in central London.

*(The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020)
**The university was ranked within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

British education, global opportunities

Royal Holloway is situated on a beautiful campus location just 40 minutes from London, giving international students the benefits of out-of-town living while they study for an internationally recognised University of London degree. Study Group works with Royal Holloway, using our unique global reach to attract students from all over the world. We run the International Study Centre on behalf of the college, helping international students attain the academic, English language and study skills they need to progress to their chosen degree.

Transformational learning

The International Study Centre provides academic tuition and language support for international students who do not yet reach the requirements for direct entry to a Royal Holloway undergraduate or postgraduate degree. At the International Study Centre, students will be introduced to the style of teaching that they will continue with when they progress onto their degree. Students will experience small-group and individual tutorials, seminar-style classes and larger-group lectures whilst studying one of the following programmes:

International Foundation Year
•Arts and Social Sciences
•Management and Economics
•Sciences

International Year One
•Business and Management
•Computer Science
•Economics
•Electronic Engineering

Pre-Masters Programme
•Business and Management
•Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
•Economics
•Social Sciences

The International Study Centre staff work closely with students to choose their degree programme, advising on academic requirements, career opportunities and suitable subjects to achieve their goals.

The International Study Centre also offers an English Language Preparation or English for Pre-Masters courses for students whose English language level just falls below the entry requirement for their undergraduate or postgraduate programme.