All students in their first or second year of study at Royal Holloway may apply to participate in the International Exchange programme. Agreements have been established with a number of institutions overseas in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. See a full list of our partners on our partner institution page.
Integral or additional year?
Studying abroad will add an additional year to your degree programme if you apply to study at New York University or to our partner Universities in Japan and Korea. In addition, if you are a student in the departments of Drama and Theatre, Economics, English, Music, Media Arts or Psychology your period abroad can only be taken as an additional year. Students in other departments or heading to other institutions will usually have the choice of studying abroad as an additional or integral year. For further information you can contact your Departmental Advisor or the Visiting Students team in Royal Holloway International.
Students who add an additional year to their degree studies may be required to pay any tuition fees to Royal Holloway. However, if the exchange year is an integral part of your degree and does not extend the length of your studies, you will be required to pay tuition fees to Royal Holloway, though at a considerably reduced rate.
Royal Holloway has a number of Erasmus partner Universities. These agreements are maintained by academic departments and you can only take part in an Erasmus exchange if your department has an Erasmus agreement with a partner institution. Click here for a list of current partners.
For further information and to learn about the incentives for Erasmus students, explore the Erasmus pages of the British council website or contact studyabroadrhul.ac.uk
If you're planning to study a Modern Foreign Language degree, your should take a look at the department website for further information on your year abroad.
Students taking Single Honours, Major or Joint degrees in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies and European Studies normally spend a year abroad as an integral part of their four-year programme. The year can be spent in employment, as a language assistant at a school, or at a university or business school. Students combining two languages often split this year between two countries.
For further information, please consult the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
In addition, the following degree programmes incorporate a period of study abroad: