Am I eligible for a scholarship?
Before submitting a scholarship application, we strongly suggest you carefully read the criteria to check your eligibility. Each scholarship has its own criteria.
Can I retake some of my exams and still be eligible?
In assessing academic excellence, only pre-university qualifications taken within the same academic session will count. For example, the normal time it takes to achieve the qualification (in most cases, two years) and sat only on one occasion.
How and when will I be paid?
This will depend on the bursary or scholarship. Normally a cash award will be paid by BACS transfer and, depending on the amount, in instalments.
What awards are available to less well off students?
We offer a number of Royal Holloway bursaries to provide financial support for students from lower-income backgrounds (less than £25,000 to £42,600) or specific groups.
What happens if my family income changes in my second or third year?
We will assess the eligibility of all students for Royal Holloway Bursaries each year. It is likely that some students will become eligible, some will be eligible for a different amount and some may no longer be eligible.
What is the difference between a bursary and a scholarship?
Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, bursaries are usually non-competitive and automatic, often based on financial need. Scholarships are competitive and you usually have to apply for them.
What type of bursaries and scholarships do you have?
Royal Holloway has a range of bursaries and scholarships. Some are family income dependent and support widening access, others are to reward things such as academic or sporting excellence.