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 Home students and students from the EU who meet the English Language requirements.
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.
Once you have completed your Foundation Year, there may be flexibility to move onto a degree in another department. For more detail, please see each individual course entry via the links above.
As a student starting the Integrated Foundation Year with us in 2021, you will have guaranteed accommodation under the same terms as other new undergraduates, for both the academic year 2021 and for 2022.
Find out more about our halls of residence and accommodation options.
For international students, we offer an International Foundation Year, run by Study Group at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre. This option offers a combination of English language and study skills training. Upon successful completion, you may progress on to selected undergraduate degree programmes at Royal Holloway, University of London. The International Foundation Year is also open to EU students who do not reach the English Language requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year.
Tuition fee reduction
Students taking the Integrated Foundation Year benefit from a 10% discount off the standard Home/EU tuition fee for Year 1 of their full degree.