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European Union

Royal Holloway University of London is one of the most international universities in the UK. Students from more than 130 countries live and study here and are part of our close-knit community.

For the latest information on fees and loan availability for EU undergraduate students for 2021/22, please visit our fees and funding webpages. For the latest information on Erasmus, please visit our Erasmus webpages.

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 Europe.

On 31 January 2020, the UK formally left the European Union (EU).

"Leaving the EU, in one way, ends some of the uncertainty we have all experienced over the last three years. However, the forthcoming period of transition brings with it further uncertainty, as relationships, funding mechanisms and paths of mobility between the UK and Europe are reviewed. I appreciate there remain genuine causes for concern for our students, colleagues and those interested in studying in the UK.

Royal Holloway was founded over 150 years ago on principles of excellence and inclusivity. I am proud to say that today we remain an open and welcoming institution that is strengthened by diversity, the talent diversity brings and the creativity it fosters.

Ours is a close-knit community and we will continue to welcome students and colleagues from all over the world to our campus. Our ability to inspire one another, and determination to go forward with purpose will ensure that together we will succeed in these changing and uncertain times."

Professor Paul Layzell
Royal Holloway, University of London

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 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

Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are planning to study at Royal Holloway and the university you have studied at, but departments will usually require an overall grade between a 55% to 65%.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

Students who have successfully completed a Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are planning to study at Royal Holloway.

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.

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

We make regular trips across Europe to meet with prospective students and attend recruitment events. To find out more details please contact Jonathan Moore at

You could be eligible for a scholarship. Discover our undergraduate scholarships and postgraduate scholarships to check eligibility and how to apply.

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

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