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Royal Holloway has been welcoming students from Iran onto our undergraduate and postgraduate courses for a number of years and we are well equipped to meet the academic, religious and dietary needs of students from your country.

Currently there are 22 students from Iran studying at Royal Holloway.

The most popular courses amongst Iranian students are Management, Biomedical Sciences, Petroleum Geology, Mathematics and Information Security.

The Regional Manager responsible for Iran is Andy Rowe. Please do not hesitate to contact him at Andy.Rowe@royalholloway.ac.uk if you would like any information or assistance with making an application.

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 Iran.


Students leaving high school with Diplom-Metevaseth National High School Diploma who wish to study for a degree will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University Certificate)
Students who have successfully completed the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) and who have achieved at least 80% or higher in relevant subjects are welcome to apply for undergraduate courses.

Students who have successfully completed the National Entrance Exam (Konkur) and who have achieved a GPA of 16 or above or who have the Kardani are welcome to apply for undergraduate courses.

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.

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.


Bachelor's Degree (Kharshenasi) or University of Technology Degree
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree (Kharshenasi) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but departments will usually ask for a minimum of either 13/20 or 15/20.

Master's Degree (Karshenasi Ershad)
Students who have successfully completed a Master's degree (Karshenasi Ershad) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA 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 minimum of 16/20.

English language

IELTS score
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 is pleased to offer a number of prestigious International Excellence Scholarships to outstanding Undergraduate or Masters students each year.

For information on other general scholarships that students from Iran may be eligible to apply for, please see the international student scholarship pages.


Royal Holloway representatives in Iran

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


UK Study ( Study First Group)
Unit 2, 4th Floor, No 2 Chaman Dead End
Vali Asr St.
Tehran , Iran
Telephone:  +98 (0) 21 88652080-2 
Email: ali.s@ukstudy.com
Website: www.ukstudy.com




The local Iranian community

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.

The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the College's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women.

There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and The Store on Campus.

Royal Holloway has close links with the Islamic Welfare Association of West Surrey, which was formed in 1986, to serve the Muslim community in and around Royal Holloway University of London.


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