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Royal Holloway has strong links with Turkey and we are very pleased to currently have 40 Turkish students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The most popular subject areas amongst Turkish students are Management, Economics, Media Arts, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Mathematics.

The Regional Officer responsible for Turkey is Andy Rowe, who visits every year. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or about making an application please do not hesitate to contact us at

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, however please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Turkey.


Four-Year Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma),
Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma), 
or F
our-Year Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma),
or Two-Year Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree)
Students who have taken these qualifications at at good quality institutions will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes, subject to each individual academic department's discretion. Entry requirements range from 75-80% with most undergraduate courses requiring 75% (GPA 4.0).

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.


Bachelor’s Degree (Lisans Diplomasi)
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree (Lisans Diplomasi) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university 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 GPA of either 2.7 or 3.0/4.0.

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 these and other general scholarships that students from Turkey may be eligible to apply for, please see the international student scholarship pages.

Meet us in Turkey

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

Royal Holloway Representatives in your country

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


British Education Bureau (BEB)
Ufuk Universitesi Cad. The Paragon K:23 
Ankara 06510 
Tel: +90 312 258 63 23

British Side
Tunus Cad. No 46/4
Ankara 6660
Tel: +90 312 466 4510


British Education Bureau (BEB) 
Özel Eğitim ve Danışmanlık Hiz. Ltd.
İstiklal Cad. İmam Adnan Sk. No:2 Kat:3
34430 Beyoğlu
Tel: +90 212 2444 000

British Side - Main Office
Barbaros Bulvari. No: 91
Istanbul 34353
Tel: +90 212 327 270

British Side - Istanbul/Saskinbakkal
Kazim Ozalp Sok. No: 26/4
Saskinbakkal Kadikoy
Istanbul 34740
Tel: +90 216 302 0318
Fax: +90 216 302 0319

IDP Education
Inonu Cad Teknik Han No 38 / 1
Inansbank Ustunde
Tel: +90 212 245 1588


British Education Bureau (BEB) 
Özel Eğitim ve Danışmanlık Hiz. Ltd.
Şti Kıbrıs Şehitleri Cad. 1443 sk Mayıs Ap No:4 Kat:1 D:2
35220 Alsancak 
Tel: +90 232 3231 010



Institutional partnerships

The Politics and International Relations department at Royal Holloway has an Erasmus agreement with Koç University in Istanbul. For further information on studying with us as an Erasmus student, please see our study abroad and international exchanges webpages.


The local Turkish community

There is a very strong student community at Royal Holloway and there are a range of clubs and societies for students to join, both on the campus and in the local area. 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 35 student sports clubs and high quality on- and off-campus facilities.   

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

If you are studying at Royal Holloway, and miss the food from home, there are a large number of Turkish restaurants and cafes, both in the local area and in London. On-campus, there are a number of students and academic staff involved in research into Turkey; its history and culture. Changing Turkey is a blog put together by a Royal Holloway PhD student, which looks at how both Turkey and the world are changing.


Welcome Event 2013

EUCentralAsiaWelcome250_188On Monday the 21st of October 2013 Royal Holloway organised a welcome event, bringing together new students from all over Europe and Central Asia. The evening was hosted by Harriet Cottyn, International Officer for Turkey, along with colleagues from the international team.

Students from 8 different countries, including Turkey, attended the event and took the opportunity to get to know fellow students from across Europe and Central Asia. Students were able to discuss their first impressions of the campus, their accommodation, and the local area. It was also a great opportunity to make friends from their home country, find future housemates and share experiences. 


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