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We want to ensure that the brightest minds have the opportunity to be part of our community, be taught by world class academics and leave with limited debt.

Year on year the number of both undergraduate and postgraduate students hoping to attend Royal Holloway grows. With the increase in tuition fees and rise in the cost of living so too does the number of talented students facing financial difficulty.

For many, a scholarship not only provides immediate financial aid but also relieves the future financial burden of graduating with upwards of £40,000 debt. The offer of a scholarship can make study at Royal Holloway possible for young people from lower-income families, for international students, and for doctoral students whose background or research interests make them ineligible for other funding.

Over the last few years, we have worked hard to be able to offer some form of financial aid to nearly 25% of our students but we still have a long way to go and are far short of being able to support every student in need.     

Scholarships can support talented UK/EU and International students on undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes across our three faculties and 21 academic departments.

Donations provide tuition fess and/or living cost scholarships for talented students. Donors have the opportunity to follow the student's academic journey and individuals who make a gift of £10,000 or more are invited to create their owen named scholarship.

You can choose to support any of the following:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Talent led scholarships in sports, the choir or the orchestra
  • Bedford Society scholarship

A scholarship is a significant investment in a young person’s future; its benefits last a lifetime.

Information Icon For more information please contact the Development Team on 01784 414478 or email us



Frieda, PhD Musicology

“I would not be able to finance my three-year PhD in Musicology without the Christopher Mayled Scholarship. I hope other scholars will be able to use my research and be inspired by my approaches. I would also like to start teaching. Through teaching I can contribute to future research in a much broader sense. There is so much to be discovered!”


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