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The Regional Manager responsible for this country is Sam Gibson. For further information or assistance with making an application, please contact

The qualifications we accept

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Algeria.

Entry requirements for each course might be slightly different. Click here to search for a course.

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We are really keen to connect with students interested in studying with us. We offer 30 minute, one-to-one counselling sessions via Microsoft Teams. These chats are informal and do not affect admission - they're simply an opportunity for you to learn more about Royal Holloway and studying in the UK. We welcome any questions you might have about our application processes, study programmes, and campus life.

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Students would be eligible to study at undergraduate level by achieving the grade noted in one of the following qualifications:

Secondary School Leaving Certificate 

If you have completed your Secondary School Leaving Certificate in Algeria, you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

Advanced Placement Tests (APs)

The standard entry requirement for applicants with American qualifications is Advanced Placement Tests.  You will need grades of 4-5 in at least 2 relevant AP Tests.


If you have good results in the SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subjects Tests and in High School Graduation Diploma you will also be considered. Specific entry requirements for different academic disciplines may vary, but you will need grades of 600 or above in each section of the SAT Reasoning Test PLUS a score of 600 in two relevant SAT II tests.


Scores of at least 27 in ACT alongside good grades in the High School Graduation Diploma will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A Levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB Diploma you will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements are in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year and International Year One programme, which are designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. These programmes will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Master’s Degree

If you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject, with good grades at a reputable university, you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme but departments will usually ask for either a lower (2:2) (equivalent of at least a 13/20) or upper (2:1) second class Bachelor (Honours) degree (equivalent of at least a 15/20).

If you studied the French Baccalaureate we will need a 12 in English, or an IELTS 6.5 overall. Again, the English language requirements vary by course so please do check. 

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