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Royal Holloway has very strong links with India and we are delighted that we are continuing to attract large numbers of Indian students today. We currently have approximately 250 students enrolled from this region.

We are a pioneering university, steeped in history and culture, yet constantly evolving and adapting to the demands of modern higher education.

Our University was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.  As teachers and researchers they change lives, expand minds and help current and future leaders understand power and responsibility. We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close-knit and historic campus.

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The International team offer 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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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.

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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 India.

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Students who have completed their Higher Secondary Certificate in India will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. The entry requirement will depend on on the subject you are planning to study at Royal Holloway, but most departments will require an overall grade of 80% to 85% with 85% in any subjects specified in GCE A-level entry requirements for the course.  

Students who have completed their Diploma of Secondary will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

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.

Masters Degree

Students who have successfully completed a Bachelors 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.

We make regular trips to India to meet with prospective students and attend recruitment events. To find out more details, please get in touch at

Find out when we are visiting your city below: 

Location Dates
Delhi 6th - 9th May
Chandigarh 9th - 10th May
Mumbai 12th - 14th May
Bangalore 13th - 15th May
Chennai 15th - 16th May


Location Dates
Delhi 20th - 21st May
Kochi 21st - 22nd May
Coimbatore 22nd - 23rd May
Bangalore  23rd - 28th May

We work with a number of agents throughout India who are able to assist you with your application.  They can also help with visa processing.

These include:

Please note that we are not currently looking for additional representation in the region at present.

Royal Holloway India Postgraduate Scholarship

You may be eligible for a tuition fee reduction of £1000. This scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible students, and you do not need to submit a separate application.

Please read further details here

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.

There is a very strong and vibrant Indian community at Royal Holloway. We have a Bhangra Society and a number of religious groups including Hindu, Islamic, Catholic, and Sikh.

The Students' Union organise a weekly fruit and vegetable market on campus which includes a wide selection of Asian and oriental products and ingredients, and London is very close by with a huge selection of Indian shops and markets.

For more information about all of our clubs and societies please see this link to the Students' Union website.  

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

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

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