You may apply for course units in up to three academic departments. However, please be aware that taking courses in a number of departments may lead to timetable clashes.
In most cases, students will take courses alongside degree-seeking students. However, due to the popularity of certain courses, some departments have a restricted ability to accept Erasmus applications.
Courses must be chosen from the Departmental Course Options for Visiting Students and you should read the accompanying guidelines before making your selection.
Please note the courses you indicate on your Visiting Students Application Form are requested courses only. All courses are subject to suitability and availability and the College is unable to guarantee that a student will be admitted onto the requested courses. The final decision on the course units offered will be at the discretion of the academic departments where they are taught.
In order to cover the eventuality that selected courses may be full, unavailable, or unsuitable, students staying for the full year should select courses totalling 5-6 course units or more. Students staying for Term 1 only or Terms 2 and 3 should select courses totalling 3-4 course units.
The following specific departmental limitations also apply:
1. In most cases, students should first select courses in the Royal Holloway department which has set up the Erasmus agreement. Students may then select courses to improve English language skills (such as Contemporary Britain). Depending on course availability, Erasmus students may then select courses from other departments.
2. Due to a high volume of requests, applications for the following departments are highly competitive and will be rigorously assessed on merit and on coherence of previous academic background:
- English Department
- Media Arts Department
Please note, the departments of English and Media Arts do not have any Erasmus agreements. It cannot be guaranteed that a course requested in these subjects will be offered.
3. The History Department is only able to accept applicants from Universities with whom they have an Erasmus agreement:
- Université degli Studi di Siena, Italy
- Università degli Studi di Roma, 'La Sapienza'
- University of Oslo, Norway
- Université de Paris X-Nanterre (Paris X)
- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
- Université François Rabelais, Tours
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Freie Universität Berlin
Erasmus students from the universities above must be studying History full-time for the department to consider an application.
4. The Politics and International Relations Department is only able to accept Erasmus applications from the Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg and Koç University.
5. The Drama Department is only able to accept Erasmus applications from Trinity College Dublin.