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Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Become a Royal Holloway scholar and get help paying for your studies.

Our scholarships provide a cash award or a reduction in tuition fees for successful applicants. 

They are awarded competitively, usually based on your scholarship application statement and academic achievements. We also offer scholarships aimed specifically at underrepresented groups in higher education. Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

You can apply for as many as you are eligible for.

Check the individual scholarships below for details on eligibility, applying and deadlines. Many of our scholarships are now open for applications for 2023 entry, but come back soon if the one you're interested in isn't open yet!

If you have any questions, check out our FAQs.

Tuition fee reduction scholarships

For students with high grades at A-level or equivalent (including those with contextual offers) who demonstrate 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

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

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

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

Available to new History students with leadership potential who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, AAA or equivalent at A Level. Find out more

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.

Cash award scholarships

One award available to students applying for any undergraduate degree with achieved, or expected, A-Levels of BBB. 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 students 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

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

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 and a full support package. Read more here

Externally funded scholarships

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.

Bursaries

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 less than £25,000 a year. Read more here

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

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