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If you want to join a top-tier university but are looking for extra support to make the transition, one of our Integrated Foundation Years could be for you.

Being part of Royal Holloway’s unique and exceptionally supportive community inspires our students to succeed.

The courses are ideal if you want to study for one of our sought-after degrees but haven’t quite got the grades needed, or the right combination of subjects, or if you’re coming back to education after a long break. The courses are available to students with Home/EU fee status.

We offer an exceptional support package for your studies. You’ll benefit from expert teaching and support from a combination of highly-qualified specialist staff who’ll aid your transition into university-level study, alongside some of our world-leading academic experts. We’ll take you through a carefully-designed, innovative programme to help you progress confidently onto your undergraduate degree. We’ve also built in opportunities to help enhance your employability.

You’ll be fully involved in campus life with other students and staff, with the same access to every one of our services and facilities, and support in achieving your full academic potential. And, by the time you move on to the first year of your full degree course, you’ll feel the benefit of already being immersed in our close-knit community, where everyone genuinely gets to know you as an individual.


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