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Applying to Royal Holloway

If you'd like to apply for a postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway, our friendly Admissions team is on hand to guide you through the application process.


Use the button in the top right corner to watch our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager giving a talk on the application process for our postgraduate courses. Our Admissions Enquiry Form is also available in the top right corner of this page.

Applying from outside the UK? Our International Student Recruitment team are here to help! Find out more here.

Applications can be made directly through our application portal, Royal Holloway Direct. This is a simple and straightforward process that doesn't take very long. If you are applying for a postgraduate course that starts in September 2023, you can apply at any time until 31 July. If you apply by 1 June, we'll be able to give you an early decision (by 23 July).  Some popular courses become full quickly so we recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The final deadline for submission of all postgraduate applications is 31 July 2023.

You don’t always need to have previously studied in your chosen subject, but we recommend checking the entry requirements of the course before you apply. As part of your application, you’ll need to provide an academic reference and submit documents, such as your degree certificate or transcripts, so it would be good to have these ready to upload before you start your application.

If you are applying with the support of an education agent, they will guide you on the next steps to applying to Royal Holloway.