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Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. We also offer a number of scholarships aimed specifically at groups currently underrepresented in higher education. You can apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for.

Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Our undergraduate scholarships have now closed for 2022 entry.

If you have any questions, check our FAQs.


For students with high grades at A-level or equivalent (including those with contextual offers) and who demonstrable how they strive for excellence within their academic and non-academic achievements. Read more here

30 scholarships for International students studying any subject with expected A-level grades of ABB or equivalent, who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills. Find out more here

Available to students with expected grades of AAA at A-level or equivalent and a family income of less than £25,000. Read more here

This scholarship is provided by Santander and is available in the first year of study to a student with Home fee status applying for any undergraduate degree course from a group under-represented in higher education. Read more here


For students with expected grades of AAA at A-level or equivalent, studying any degree and with demonstrable innovative and creative problem solving skills. Read more here

Available for new undergraduate students studying a selected single or joint honours degree within the Department of English with high A-level grades or equivalent. Read more here.

Available to black students from the UK with Home fee status who are expected to achieve high grades at A-level, studying for a degree within the Department of English. Read more here

This scholarship is available to eligible EU students who are classified as overseas for fees purposes and are an EU national on 1 September before the start of their course. Find out more.

Available to Physics students with three outstanding A-level grades including Maths and Physics. Read more here

Available to students with overseas fees status currently studying an International Foundation Year at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre (RHISC). Find out more

There are two scholarships available to new international students who are currently studying the Royal Holloway BSc Business Administration at an eligible University of London Teaching Centre. Find out more.

For those of you who excel at sports there are sports scholarships available. Each year we offer a range of sports scholarships to students with varying levels of ability from regional players to Olympic hopefuls. These scholarships provide levels of financial support up to £2,000 as well as a full support package. Read more here

This is an external scholarship for students with Black or mixed Black heritage who also meet one of the following: qualified for free school meals; young carer; looked-after child; household annual income of less than £18,480. Find out more.

The scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the UK Maritime Defence Sector. Find out more.


Available to students classified as care leavers or with 'independent - other status on Student Finance England. Read more here

Available to mature students with a household income of less than £25,000. Read more here

Available to students from a household with an income of between £25,000-£30,000. Read more here

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