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Royal Holloway College, University of London
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Royal Holloway College, University of London 



Royal Holloway has a history dating back to 1849; be part of the next chapter by joining our culture of innovation.


1st in the UK for international outlook* 5th in the world *Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2013/14.


Truly world-class No 12 in the UK No 36 in Europe No 102 worldwide Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2013/14


89% overall student satisfaction. Ipos MORI National Student Survey, 2013


Famous alumni include: Emily Wilding Davison, George Eliot, Professor David Bellamy OBE, Baroness Janet Fookes DBE, Lenny Henry CBE and Sophie Christiansen OBE.


Royal Holloway’s international reputation for research gives you the opportunity to learn from and alongside some of the world’s leading researchers. The university is 16th in the UK for world-class research, with a number of departments in the top ten.


Being number 1 in the UK for international outlook and no 5 in the world*, proves just how dedicated we are to preparing our students for international success. It’s reflected in everything we do, from the global impact of our research, to the diversity of our staff and students on campus.


Studying on one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, with no less than 135 acres of parkland, inspires and enables you to focus on your studies but with everything you need close by so you’ll never be without something to do.


Despite its countryside surroundings, getting to the centre of London is just 40 minutes by train and we are only seven miles from Heathrow Airport, with a number of visitor attractions and international sporting and entertainment venues in easy reach.


The Royal Holloway Careers Service offers workshops and support with finding internships and work for when you graduate. You will also be able to clearly demonstrate your skills to employers with The Royal Holloway Passport Award scheme to record your extracurricular activities.


The campus is a friendly, supportive community, and staff are available to help prevent or resolve any issues. With a health centre, free counselling, help with finances and support for students with additional needs, Royal Holloway ensures students stay safe, healthy and happy. stay.


Students from over 130 countries live and study here and with over 90 student societies, regular band performances and club nights there is always something to do. There’s a proud tradition of music and performance, and we’re London’s leading sports college.


With everything in walking distance and our campus-based community, you’ll be treated as an individual; you’ll be known by name not number, and you’ll be able to customise your degree programme to match your aspirations.


About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.


There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.


Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.


Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.


Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes


International Foundation Year


Arts, Media, Film and Music


Business and Economics




Social Sciences


English Language Preparation Programme



Progression Degrees


International Foundation Year


Arts, Media, Film and Music http://www.rhulisc.com/progression-degrees#Arts


Business and Economics http://www.rhulisc.com/progression-degrees#Business


Sciences http://www.rhulisc.com/progression-degrees#Sciences


Social Sciences http://www.rhulisc.com/progression-degrees#Social



Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year


Academic:Students usually have a minimum of 12 years in education with good grades. Students with 11 years of schooling may be accepted in exceptional cases. AS levels and IB certificate are also acceptable.


English language entry requirements

IELTS   5.0 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing)

Pearson Test of English            46


English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP)

IELTS   1 term 4.5 overall

Pearson Test of English            1 term 41

Dates and Fees

International Foundation: January Start

English Language Preparation: June







Dates and Prices

Tuition fees 2015/2016


Programme Duration Subject stream Fees 2014/15 Fees 2015/16
International Foundation Year (IFY) 3 terms Arts  £13,495  £14,500
Business and Economics
Social Sciences
English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP) 1 term   £4,500  £4,770


Please note that tuition prices do not include the cost of text books, which will be approximately £80 per term. 


Optional additions


StudyCare insurance 12 months cover £416  
Airport transfer (one way) London Heathrow £52  
London Gatwick £96  


Price validity


2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015.





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