Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements.
A-Levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB Diploma will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.
International Foundation Programmes
Students who have taken recognised international foundation programmes will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. The entry requirements will vary depending on which programme you have taken. For further information please contact our Admissions Team.
Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study.
Master's Foundation Programmes
Students who have taken a recognised Pre-Master's/Master's foundation programme will be considered for direct entry onto our postgraduate programmes. The entry requirements will vary depending on which programme you have taken. For further information please contact our Admissions Team.
Students who have successfully completed a UK Bachelors degree in an appropriate subject will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme and some programmes may have other specific entry requirements. Please see the relevant course finder entry for further information.
Students who have successfully completed a UK Masters degree in an appropriate subject will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Your potential supervisor should be able to assist you with the department-specific application requirements but if you are in doubt please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for further guidance.
Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.
Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a Pre-sessional English Language Programme.
For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for our International Foundation Year can do so online via Study Group. For help on how to apply for undergraduate study please visit our Undergraduate Applying section.
Postgraduate courses including the Pre-Master's Diploma for International Students can be made directly to Royal Holloway online. For help on how to apply for postgraduate study please visit our Postgraduate Applying section.
Royal Holloway offers a range of scholarships for our international students. You can find out which ones you're eligible for on our undergraduate scholarships page and postgraduate scholarship page.
If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, you can also find out about the external funding that is available to you.
Meet us in the United Kingdom
Our Regional Manger visit schools and colleges in the UK on a regular basis. If you are interested in us visiting your school or college, please ask your teachers to get in touch with us by emailing: Sarah.Parker@royalholloway.ac.uk
We also attend international education exhibitions in the UK, open specifically to international students. You can find out more details about the upcoming exhibitions we will be attending on our travel calendar.
Royal Holloway representatives in the UK
Royal Holloway has appointed representatives around the UK who can offer you advice and assistance with your application.
SI-UK (Study International) London
Study First Group (UKStudy)