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Royal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Ghana.

We currently have a growing number of Ghanaian students at Royal Holloway. The most popular course choices amongst Ghanaian students are: Earth Sciences, Information Security, Human Geography, Management, and Sociology.

The International Officer responsible for this country is Alice Crichton. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, please email 

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 Ghana.

West Africa Secondary School Certificate SSCE/WASSCE

If you have completed the Diploma of Secondary Education 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.

Bachelor's Degree

Students who have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Ghana with good grades will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.

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.

If you have taking or have successfully completed a bachelor degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university you will be considered for entry onto a Royal Holloway Master's programme.

Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a Second Class Upper or Lower degree or equivalent.

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

For postgraduate programmes, if you have studied your bachelors degree in Ghana you will meet our English language requirements.

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.

Postgraduate applications are made on our website using the online application form.

If you are applying to a University preparation course apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

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.

We make regular trips to Ghana to meet with prospective students and attend events. 


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

The Ghanaian High Commission in London for assistance for Ghanaian citizens in the UK

The British High Commission in Ghana for advice on visas

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

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