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International students

A strong international spirit

With almost a third of our students joining us from outside the UK, and alumni in 165 countries around the world.

Royal Holloway, University of London, is in the top 30 of all UK universities*. We were founded over 170 years ago to provide equity in opportunity, to transform lives through education and create positive change – doing this with bravery, curiosity and care. We have the courage and conviction to think differently, providing a platform to challenge conventions. 

With combined and integrated strengths in innovative education and transformative research, we have a passion to create, teach and share knowledge in both established and emerging areas. Through our impactful research, we seek creative solutions to complex challenges to make a real difference in the world. We are a place for growth. We aim to empower individuals and transform lives through inclusive education, an active, and close-knit community, and partnerships that link us with local and global industry and culture. 

We are a university of social purpose, creating positive change, for what matters – for our students, for society and for the world.  

*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 


Whoever you are and wherever you are from, our dedicated International Student Recruitment team are here to help you with any questions you have about applying to, and studying at, Royal Holloway.

Find out who is responsible for your country/region and get in touch today here.

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