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For International Outlook

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

  • Founded in 1879, Royal Holloway University of London is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. 

  • 11th in the UK for International outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017-18)

  • 87% for overall student satisfaction, making Royal Holloway rank 4% above the sector average (National Student Survey 2018).

  • One of the world’s most beautiful campuses located just 19 miles from central London.

  • Guaranteed place in halls of residence for all first year undergraduates who select Royal Holloway as their firm UCAS choice.

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway. This is a three-term foundation programme, specifically designed for international students. It focuses on core modules, study skills, and academic English. If you have completed your high school education but would like further preparation before you start your university degree, the International Foundation Year will help you achieve your goals.


  • Arts and Social Sciences

  • Management and Economics

  • Sciences: General Sciences or Psychology


Term dates

September 2019 start

Term 1: 23/09/2019 - 13/12/2019

Term 2: 13/01/2019 - 27/03/2020

Term 3: 27/04/2020 - 12/06/2020

January 2020 start

Term 1: 06/01/2020 - 27/03/2020

Term 2: 13/04/2020 - 26/06/2020

Term 3: 29/06/2020 - 14/08/2020


Entry Requirement:


Age: 17+


Academic Requirement: SPM school-Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths


English Language Requirement: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing)


Fees 2019/20:


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