When should I expect a decision?
Undergraduate applicants should receive a decision within three weeks.
Postgraduate applicants should receive a decision within six weeks.
If you're waiting for a decision beyond the time period given above, please contact our Admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)1784 414944
I missed the UCAS deadline, can I still apply?
If you apply after the UCAS deadline, you will still be considered if the course remains open.
Can I apply to Royal Holloway through clearing?
What is the institution name, code, and campus?
For UCAS purposes, Royal Holloway is recognised as RHUL, code R72. We have no campus code as we are based on a single campus.
Can I defer/un-defer my year of entry?
In most cases, yes.
For Postgraduate applicants simply login to your application portal here: https://admissions.royalholloway.ac.uk/#/login and use the My Enquiries section to submit a deferral request. The team will automatically be notified.
For Undergraduate applicants please use the fill in this form.
Please note, we don’t normally defer places more than one year. Places obtained via clearing may not be eligible for a deferral.
I would like to visit Royal Holloway as an exchange student, is this possible?
I have international qualifications. What are my entry requirements?
What are the English language requirements?
English language requirements vary between departments and courses
What happens if I don’t meet my offer conditions?
If you miss the offer by a reasonable margin, your application is referred back to the department to be reconsidered. We will then contact UCAS with a decision. If you are unsuccessful, you will then be released to your insurance choice or into clearing.
I have a question about the course. Who should I contact?
Can I be considered for an alternative course?
To request a change please contact the Admissions team by filling in this form.
If your new course is for a very different subject, please include a new personal statement about why you want to study this new programme. The Admissions Office will then consider your request and contact you by letter.
This does not jeopardise your original course offer. Once a new offer is made, this will replace your original one.
How is my fee status assessed?
You will be assessed on the information supplied on your application by a fully trained member of the admissions team. If you disagree with your assessment, you can complete a fee status questionnaire and return it to the Admissions Office.
When can I have my CAS reference number to apply for a visa?
In order to apply for a Student Route visa, you’ll need a Confirmation of Acceptance for studies (CAS) number. We’ll issue a CAS number once:
- You have accepted us as your Firm choice
- You have met all the conditions of your offer
- You have paid a £3,000 deposit.
- It is at least 6 months before the start of your programme
Get Pre-sessional English visa advice here.
I need to apply for student finance, how can I do this?
Apply for student funding.