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University Preparation Programmes 2016, Royal Holloway University, UK

Publish Date: Mar 31, 2016

Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (9 April 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program and scholarship opportunities

For students who do not meet the required IELTS scores to start the International Foundation Year - (IFY), the ISC offers English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP) designed specifically to prepare you for the IFY. 

This intensive programme will improve your English language skills up to the level of IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing), which is required for students wanting to study the IFY.

If you have an English language level equivalent of IELTS 4.5, one term of the ELPP is perfect for you.

English language entry requirements*

* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more - about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015 (as well as information about valid SELT tests if taken before 6 April 2015**). To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us -

** Please note: Any Secure English Language Test (SELT) taken before 6 April 2015 is only valid if used as part of a Tier 4 visa application submitted before 5 November 2015. The certificate is subject to the validity periods as outlined in the table in the link above.


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.


The International Foundation Year is only available to international students, non-UK and non-EU.


Students need to be at least 17 years old when they start the course.

Important information for Music applicants

Students wishing to undertake the IFY with a view to progressing onto an undergraduate degree in Music will need to demonstrate an ability to play to a proficient level. Certificates of achievement, a YouTube video (submitted to the Head of Centre) or playing live to the department may be used as evidence to demonstrate your practical skill level. You will also be required to demonstrate your knowledge of music theory as evidence.

An additional condition of entry in progressing from the IFY to an undergraduate degree in Music will be dependent on students reaching the equivalent of a Grade 7 in music theory and practical performance. Additional practical and theory music tuition can be provided on top of your IFY tuition. A short interview and audition may be required to assess your level in order to make a decision on whether you are permitted to progress to a Music degree programme at Royal Holloway.

Important note: Please visit the Progression degrees page for details of particular undergraduate degrees which require additional academic entry requirements or practical experience. Depending on your chosen degree, you may be required to submit evidence of an additional requirement(s) as condition of an offer of a place for the IFY.

Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (9 April 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program and scholarship opportunities

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