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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.

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 2017

UCAS Extra opens for applications

25 February 2017

Universities deadline for informing UCAS

5 May 2017

Deadline for replying to your offers

8 June 2017

Accommodation deadline for undergraduates


UCAS sends applications to clearing

From 30 June 2017

UCAS Extra deadline

4 July 2017

A-Level results and Adjustment opens for registration

17 August 2017

Adjustment closes

31 August 2017

Clearing closes 

23 October 2017

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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