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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, we are proud to be one of the most international universities in the UK.

JANUARY 2021 STARTERS: See the Applicant FAQ page for our latest information and advice.

A warm welcome

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.


We accept a broad range of qualifications from many different countries. To find out what qualifications we accept from any particular country, please visit our find your country/region pages. Once you have selected your course and wish to apply, any questions about the application process, fees and funding and accommodation can be found on our Applying pages. 

You can find detailed information about our English Language requirements here. We also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Language Programmes should you not quite meet our requirements.

Our International Study Centre located on our Egham campus also offers a range of foundation pathway programmes such as International Foundation Year, International Year One and a Pre-Masters course to help you onto your desired course at Royal Holloway. Starting the International Year One in January 2021 at the International Study Centre will mean that you are able to progress to the second year of your degree in September 2021.

Explore our campus

We hold a number of open days throughout the year, as well as the chance for you to take a self-led tour of the campus, or  a private tour led by your country representative. If you are unable to visit our campus in person, you can access our virtual experience to see what our beautiful campus and industry-standard facilities have to offer.

Travelling to Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway has teamed up with Key Travel to provide an online booking portal especially for our students to help you arrange your travel to the UK. Benefits include increased baggage allowance and 24/7 travel support. Find out more

International Student Support

Our International Student Support team are available to advise you on visa and immigration information, as well as provide top tips on how to prepare for, and make the most of, your time in the UK, which you can also find in our International Student Handbook. You can contact our International Student Support office via email or call +44 (0)1784 27 6222/6168 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (UK time).

View our International student guide

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