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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


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.

Master’s Degree

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%.

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.

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.

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

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.

These include:

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

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