Royal Holloway has been welcoming students from Pakistan for a number of years.
The most popular subjects with students from Pakistan include Management, Economics, Politics and International Relations and Computer Science.
If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, contact Simon.Stanley@royalholloway.ac.uk
We are aware that Pakistan has been added to the UK's travel ban red list of countries which means that most Pakistani nationals are not currently able to enter the UK. Pakistan students holding a student visa or a Tier 4 visa have residence rights in the UK, therefore the travel ban does not apply to them. However, they will be expected to complete a 10-day hotel quarantine at their own expense as per the UK government guidelines.
We understand this is a worrying and stressful time. Please be assured we are looking at ways in which we can support affected students and hope to be able to update you soon with a further statement.
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 Pakistan.
Pakistani Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)
If you have completed your Pakistani Higher Secondary School Certificate in Pakistan you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning 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.
If you have successfully completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree, or a combined Bachelor's degree and Master's degree for the duration of 4 years 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 applying for, and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for a GPA of between 2.8/4.0 to 3.5/4.0, or a final grade of between 58% to 68%.
English Language requirements
How to apply
Royal Holloway in Pakistan
We make regular trips to Pakistan to meet with prospective students and attend recruitment events. To find out more details please get in touch with our Regional Manager for Pakistan, Simon Stanley at Simon.Stanley@royalholloway.ac.uk
Agents in Pakistan
We work with a number of agents throughout Pakistan who are able to assist you with your application. They can also help with visa processing.
Transferring from University of London Teaching Centres
Students studying the BSc Business Administration awarded by the University of London with academic direction by Royal Holloway can transfer to the following campus based courses at Royal Holloway:
- BSc Business and Management (N200)
- BSc Management with international business (N2N1)
- BSc Management with Marketing (N2N5)
- BSc Management with Human Resources (N2N6)
Applications should be submitted via UCAS by 1st August each year and are subject to the following requirements:
- Year 2 entry Conditional on achieving at least 70% overall in first year of distance learning course.
- Year 3 entry Conditional on achieving an average of at least 60% over two years of the distance learning course.
The above criteria are also subject to satisfactory references, personal statement and final approval from the Programme Director and Head of School.
If you have any queries regarding the transfer process, please speak with your University of London coordinator at your current institution.
The British Council In Pakistan provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain
The British High Commission in Islamabad for advice on visas and visiting the UK
The High Commission for Pakistan in London for services for Pakistani citizens living in the UK
UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK