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More in this section Applying for a research degree

What happens next

Once you've accepted your offer there are a few more steps you need to take before enrolling and starting your course.

Fees and funding

We charge an annual fee for all our postgraduate research degrees (this will vary depending on whether you’re a student living in the UK and Europe or applying from outside the EU). You’ll also have to factor in your living costs while you study.

A range of potential sources of funding exist for postgraduate research students, including studentships, maintenance awards and scholarships as well as research council funding. You can check out our sources of funding page for more information on how to apply for our studentships, scholarships and research council grants.


The accommodation application system opens in spring. You apply for accommodation using the online application form. Further information can be found on the accommodation pages.

You should make note of the accommodation application deadlines, which are usually in July for postgraduates. You can check on the deadline dates page.

Due to the high demand for on-campus accommodation, you’re encouraged to make an early application.

Royal Holloway also operates HouseSearch, a service for students who would prefer to live in a private sector house.

International students

If you’re applying from outside the European Union, consult the information on the international web pages regarding student visas.

You’ll also find pre-departure information for international students with advice on planning for study, travelling to the UK and our free airport collection service

There is also information about our orientation and welcome programme for new international students, which is designed to make your transition to the UK as smooth as possible.

Keep your details updated

If you move around in the months following your initial application, keep us up to date with your contact details because we will send you information in the post and via email throughout the application process.

To keep us informed, contact admissions as soon as possible.

Keep up to date with news from campus

While you’re waiting to join us, keep up to date with our latest news by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.


In August, we launch our enrolment webpages, which provide further information on the online sign-up, enrolment process and how to make fee payments. 

They also give you useful arrival information and details on what you can expect during your first few weeks on campus.


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