Degree preparation for international students
The Royal Holloway International Study Centre teaches a university preparation course for international students, giving you access to UK higher education.
We offer international students the International Foundation Programme. A one year course designed for university admission to a UK undergraduate degree. The programme has five subject streams teaching you core academic modules and study skills before starting your chosen degree at Royal Holloway.
International Foundation Programme:
What experience will you have?
What is the International Foundation Programme?
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for students who require further preparation before entry to undergraduate programmes. The course is specifically designed to develop your academic, English language and study skills. Once you have completed the IFP you are able to continue your higher education and move onto your chosen undergraduate degree.
Read all about the programme on our About the Foundation page.
Why study at Royal Holloway ISC?
We think there are many reasons to choose to study your undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway, but here are just a few:
A world leading university
Royal Holloway is ranked amongst the top 120 universities in the world* and is the 15th highest ranked university in the UK*.
(*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13)
A University of London degree award
When you graduate from Royal Holloway you will be awarded a University of London (UoL) degree; a qualification that is recognised the world over, and which will lead to first rate career opportunities.
The college campus is safe and secure and situated within the beautiful, peaceful area of Surrey, although located away from a large urban area. Royal Holloway is only 40 minutes by train from the centre of London, and a world of attractions and shopping!
The International Study Centre
The International Foundation Programme has been developed by Royal Holloway teaching staff, working in collaboration with Royal Holloway’s academic departments, and is taught on-campus at the International Study Centre. The International Study Centre is run on behalf of Royal Holloway by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. Every year, Study Group provides exceptional educational programmes for 60,000 students from 130 countries. The International Foundation Programme is validated by Royal Holloway, University of London. Royal Holloway holds responsibility for the academic content.
The International Foundation Programme starts in September 2013. Apply now and you can start your undergraduate degree in September 2014.
If you have any questions
please contact us through our
online enquiry form.
Alternatively you can call us on
+44 (0) 1273 339 333 and speak to an adviser in your region.
"Royal Holloway itself is only 40 minutes away from London. It has a big campus allowing students to focus on their work and has excellent events for socialising. Having a University of London degree is seen as a credible achievement from a highly ranked University and will look impressive with employers.."