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Royal Holloway, University of London welcomes applications from students from the Philippines to join our growing international community.

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

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. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed.

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.


Find out more in a one-to-one appointment

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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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 the Philippines.

We require either:

  • A successfully completed first year of a bachelor’s degree
  • A-Levels or International Baccalaureate
  • Foundation Course - either the International Foundation Year or International Year One, or equivalent from another institution

The exact requirements will depend upon the programme.

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre

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.

How to apply

Undergraduate applications are made online via UCAS. However, if you are applying to a University preparation course, then you will apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of our website.


Students who have successfully completed a degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme.

We require either:

  • A master’s degree


If awarded from 2022:

  • A bachelor’s degree

If awarded prior to 2022:

  • A bachelor’s degree awarded from a prestigious university
  • Doctor of Dentisty/Optometry/Veterinary Medicine (Equivalent to UK Ordinary degree)
  • Doctor of Medicine/Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws (Equivalent to UK Ordinary degree)

The exact requirements will depend upon the programmes. A Lower Division (2:2) is generally equivalent to: CGPA 2.5/4, or CGPA 2.5/5, or 80%, and an Upper Division (2:1) is generally equivalent to: CGPA 3.0/4, or CGPA 1.75/5 or 86%.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

Students who have successfully completed a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. The grades from your bachelor’s degree, as well as work experience, your research proposal, personal statement and interview performance will also factor into the final decision.

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are made to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of our website.

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.

Fees vary between courses each year. Specific information about fees can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

You could be eligible for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate scholarships.

If you're joining us as a postgraduate taught student, pay your tuition fee deposit by June 1st 2024 to be automatically awarded the Royal Holloway International Postgraduate Early Payment Discount.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

Over the 130-year history of the university, we have created an environment where a close-knit community thrives.

Just 40 minutes by train from London and seven miles from Heathrow, our campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland.

You can find out more about life at Royal Holloway in the student life section of our website.

Southeast Asian Society (SEASOC)

There is a close-knit Southeast Asian community on campus at Royal Holloway. Our Southeast Asian Society (SEASOC) builds upon the foundation of integrating international students into the UK environment, and provides a place for all individuals to share their love of Southeast Asian cultures in a warm and welcoming environment.

Visit the SEASOC Facebook page to get in touch, or visit the Student Union website.

Your dedicated team member:

Sorcha Breslin is your dedicated International Team member, here to answer any questions you have about applying and studying at Royal Holloway as an international student from the Philippines.

Book a one-to-one appointment

We are really keen to connect with students interested in studying with us. We offer 30 minute, one-to-one counselling sessions via Microsoft Teams. These chats are informal and do not affect admission - they're simply an opportunity for you to learn more about Royal Holloway and studying in the UK. We welcome any questions you might have about our application processes, study programmes, and campus life.

Book a campus tour

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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