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Royal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Colombia! We have a growing number of Colombian students at Royal Holloway, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The most popular course choices amongst Colombian students are Petroleum Geoscience, International Management, Information Security and Film and Television Studies.  

Alejandro Orozco is responsible for Colombia. 

Please do not hesitate to contact him at: Alejandro.Orozco@royalholloway.ac.uk if you would like any information or assistance with making an application. 

Hear from our students


“Thanks to the Santander scholarship I was able to come from Colombia to undertake my MSc Entrepreneurship. I found the application process really easy since it was online, straight forward and all the requirements had been very well explained on the College’s website. The scholarship gave me the opportunity to enjoy not only a great academic experience, but also a great time in the United Kingdom.”

- Lorena, MSc Entrepreneurship

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Entry requirements

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 for students from Colombia.



Bachiller Academico/Bachiller Technico 
Students who have completed their Bachiller Academico or Bachiller Technico in Colombia will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB 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.

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.



Bachelors Degree 
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Masters degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 on a 5.0 scale.

Masters Degree 
Students who have successfully completed a Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a GPA of 3.5 - 4.0 on a 5.0 scale.


English language

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 a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.


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 Colombia

Royal Holloway regularly makes trips to Colombia, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person?  You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Colombia on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page

Royal Holloway representatives in Colombia

Royal Holloway has appointed representatives in Colombia who can offer you advice and assistance with your application.



MAS Education S.A.S.
Carrera 15 # 88 - 64
Edificio Torre Zimma, Oficina 706
Tel: +57 314 632 9009
Email: information@maseducation.org
Website:  https://maseducation.org/




Across The Pond

Across The Pond has representatives across the country.

Phone: +52 (55) 8421 4929
Email: info@studyacrossthepond.com
Website:  http://la.studyacrossthepond.com/  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcrossThePondLatinAmerica
Twitter: @StudyinBritain




The local Colombian community

There is a very strong student community at Royal Holloway and a range of clubs and societies for students to join, both on campus and in the local area. The Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society and the Spanish Society are particularly popular with Latin American students. For more information please see our clubs and societies page or go to the Students' Union website.

Royal Holloway is recognised as one of the University of London’s best sporting Colleges and   RHULSPORT offer 59 student sports clubs and high quality on- and off-campus facilities.  

Royal Holloway holds a Welcome Event for students from Latin America during the Autumn term and this offers the opportunity to connect with other students from a similar background.

Community Action Volunteering exists to connect, train and support Royal Holloway students seeking to volunteer in the local community.


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