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How to apply to undergraduate degree courses

All applications for full-time undergraduate courses must be made through the central Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Before you apply

Take a look at the typical entry requirements before applying to Royal Holloway so you know which grades you will be expected to achieve. You should also obtain a flavour of our campus.

You can do this by attending one of our open days or by going on a campus tour.

Alternatively, take a virtual tour and visit our Student Life pages.

Applying through UCAS

Applications are made through UCAS using their apply online system, which can be done independently or through your school or college. 

You will need to enter your personal and academic information as well as writing your personal statement.

You can choose up to five institutions or courses to apply to. Royal Holloway’s institution code is R72. Individual course codes are listed on the course finder.

Applying for a Modern Languages degree?

When applying for either BA Modern Languages Single or BA Translation Studies you will need to provide details of which languages you wish to study.  Please indicate this under the ‘further details’ section in the ‘choices’ section of the UCAS application form using the following codes:

If studying one language select one of the following:

  • FR French
  • GM German
  • SN Spanish
  • IT Italian

If you wish to study two languages as joint honours please combine the relevant codes, eg. French and German would be FRGM.

If you wish to study two languages with one as major and one as minor, please indicate the major language code first and link the relevant codes with w, eg. French as major and Spanish as minor would be FRwSN.

If you wish to study three languages please select Multilingual Studies:

MLS Multilingual Studies 

If you have any queries concerning completing your form please email the Admissions team at study@royalholloway.ac.uk

Additional documentation

If you’re taking A-levels or an International Baccalaureate, your qualifications will be verified by UCAS meaning you won’t need to send additional documents when you apply.

However, if you’re studying alternative qualifications you may be required to send a transcript or certificate of your results to the Admissions Office. 

For information or advice, please enquire here. Include your UCAS number and full name as stated on your application when sending documents via e-mail.

When you should apply

Applications for UK/EU students should normally reach UCAS between 1 September and 15 January.

Due to the number of applications for our popular courses, we also advise international students to apply by this date although applications will still be considered until 30 June if places are still available.

UCAS open the application process

Mid-September 2017

UCAS application deadline

15 January 2018

UCAS Extra opens for applications

25 February 2018

Universities deadline for informing UCAS

3 May 2018

Deadline for replying to your offers

7 June 2018

Accommodation deadline for undergraduates


New UCAS applications are entered into clearing

From 30 June 2018

UCAS Extra deadline

4 July 2018

Early Clearing starts

5 July 2018

A-Level results and Adjustment opens for registration

16 August 2018

Adjustment closes

31 August 2018

Clearing closes 

23 October 2018

Age of applicants

Most students at Royal Holloway will be 18 or above. However, we recognise that some individuals may already meet the entry requirements at the younger age of 16 or 17. 

Prospective students under the age of 18 years should read the Admissions policy for more information.

Mature students can find further information on applying on the Mature students pages.




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