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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.

The most popular subjects amongst Indian students at Royal Holloway are International Management, Information Security, and Computer Science.

We are proud to have two members of staff based in India to support you with your application to Royal Holloway, as well as attending a number of exhibitions and events all across India. Karan Shokeen, Senior Recruitment Adviser is based in New Delhi, and Niharika Gupta, Recruitment Adviser, is based in Mumbai. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, please contact them at or

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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 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.

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 to India to meet with prospective students and attend recruitment events. To find out more details please get in touch with our Regional Manager for South Asia, Akhil Bagga at

or our Senior Recruitment Adviser, Karan Shokeen at

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.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If 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.

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

The British High Commission in India for advice on visas and visiting the UK

The High Commission of India in London for services for Indian citizens living in the UK

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

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