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Foundation Year

Foundation Year

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.


As a student starting the Integrated Foundation Year with us in 2020, you will have guaranteed accommodation under the same terms as other new undergraduates, for both the academic year 2020 and for 2021.

Find out more about our halls of residence and accommodation options.

The International Foundation Year is for students outside of the EU and offers a combination of English language and study skills training. If you live outside the EU and 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.

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.

If you have any questions you can contact us via email or call us on +44 (0)1784 414944.

Alternatively you can sign up for more information about studying a Foundation Year at Royal Holloway, including the courses we offer and what our current students are saying about us.


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