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There are currently 26 Canadian students at Royal Holloway pursuing degree programmes.

Canadian students apply to a full range of courses; however, popular courses include Management, Economics, Politics and International Relations, Geography, English Literature, and History.

The Regional Manager who covers Canada visits the country to participate in exhibitions and private visits with schools and partners. For further information or assistance with making an application please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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 your one-to-one appointment with the International team now.

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 Canada.

Canadian Student Loans and Grants

If you're a Canadian citizen or eligible non-citizen and have accepted an unconditional offer of a place at Royal Holloway, you may be eligible for student loans and grants. For more information including eligibility, please follow the link here to our Canadian Student Loans page.

High School Graduation Diploma

If you have achieved 80% in five subjects at grade 12 in the High School Graduation Diploma (or equivalent), you will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degrees. Applicants from the Ontario system will be assessed on the basis of six subjects. Exact grade and subject requirements will depend on the course you are applying for.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

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.

Master's Degree

Students who have successfully completed a 4-year honours degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university 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 a GPA of either 3.0/4.0 (70 per cent) or 3.2/4.0 (75 per cent).

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

Students who have successfully completed a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.3/4.0 or equivalent.

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

For applicants from Canada we typically expect:

  • High School Diploma English: 60%

This includes students who attended a French-speaking school. 

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

Undergraduate programmes

Applications for undergraduate courses are made online via UCAS, and further information on how to apply can be found here.

Postgraduate Programmes

Applications for postgraduate courses are made online via Royal Holloway Direct and further information on how to apply can be found here.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. Find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

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

Royal Holloway, University of London has student exchange agreements with the following universities in Canada:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Ottawa
  • Concordia University
  • University of Alberta

Find out more about our international exchange agreements here.

We make regular trips to Canada to meet with prospective students, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? To find out more about the next Royal Holloway visits to Canda please email

We also have a number of representatives based in Canada. Get in touch with Across the Pond to find out who they and where they operate.

Across The Pond

Across The Pond has representatives across the country.

Tel: +1 905 315 1190




Twitter: @AcrossThePondUK


Study in UK  (SI-UK Canada Office)
Third Floor, 150 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9

Tel: +1 416-998-8532



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