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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.

Check the individual scholarship pages for details on when applications open and how to apply.

If you have any questions, check our FAQs.


For students with high grades at A-level or equivalent (including those with contextual offers) and demonstrable leadership skills. 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 UK student 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 expected to achieve high grades at A-level, who are 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

Eight scholarships are available to new undergraduate students with Home or International fee status studying within the Department of Electronic Engineering. 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 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.


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

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 income of between £25,000-£30,000. Read more here

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