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Bahrain

Royal Holloway, University of London welcomes applications from students from Bahrain to join our growing international community. We are well equipped to meet the academic, religious and dietary needs of Bahraini students.

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The International team offer free 30-minute counselling sessions on MS Teams. These meetings are an informal opportunity to ask any questions you have about applying or studying at Royal Holloway, University of London, and do not affect admission. Book an appointment now to find out more about Royal Holloway.

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Entry requirements

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 Bahrain.

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

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.

SAT

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.

ACT

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.

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya)

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

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme 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.

How to apply

Undergraduate students applications are made online via UCAS. If you are applying to a University preparation course, then apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

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) or upper (2:1) second class Bachelor (Honours) degree, or an upper second class (2:1) or First class (1st) Bachelor (Ordinary) degree.

How to apply

Postgraduate students applications are made to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.

Fees vary between courses each year. Specific information about fees can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

You could be eligible for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate scholarships.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

You can find out more about life at Royal Holloway in the student life section of our website.

The local Bahraini community

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.

The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the University's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women. We also have Middle Eastern and North African MENA Society who put on events such as MENA movie nights, shisha nights, cuisine nights, Dabake sessions, game nights as well as annual MENA ball.

There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and Union Shop.

Samantha Crawford is your dedicated International team member, here to answer any questions you have about applying and studying at Royal Holloway as an international student from Bahrain.

samantha.crawford@rhul.ac.uk

Book a one-to-one appointment

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.

Book a campus tour

We are delighted to be able to offer a guided campus tour to any international students interested in studying here at Royal Holloway, whether you have already applied to study with us, or are just exploring your options in Higher Education.

One of our fantastic International Recruitment team members, or one of our friendly and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors, will show you around our beautiful campus and answer any questions you might have about life at Royal Holloway.

We have agent representation in Bahrain.

Global Student

https://www.global-student.com/

IDP Education

Isa Town Mall,
Shop 20 Next to Housing Bank,
Building 3324, Road 1012, Block 810
Isa Town, Bahrain

Tel: +973 17689960

Email: info.bahrain@idp.com

Website: https://www.idp.com/middleeast/

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.

The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the College's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women. We also have Middle Eastern and North African MENA Society who put on events such as MENA movie nights, shisha nights, cuisine nights, Dabake sessions, game nights as well as annual MENA ball.

There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and The Store on Campus.

The British Council in Bahrain provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain

RHUL Islamic Society

The Arab British Centre

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK

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