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67 Russian students study here at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The most popular courses amongst Russian students are Management, Economics, Media Arts, Politics and International Relations and Computer Science.

If you have any questions about Royal Holloway contact our International Officer for the region, Lani Allan, at

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 Russia.

Entry requirements for each course might be slightly different. Click here to search for a course.

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 your one-to-one appointment with the International team now.

Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o srednem (polnom) obshchem obrazovanii)

If you have a Certificate of Secondary Education in Russia you’ll 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 and International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have  A levels or an IB Diploma you are eligible 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.

Bachelor’s Degree

If you complete  the first year of a Bachelor's degree in Russia with an average grade of 4/5 then you are eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes.

Master's Degree (Magister)

If you have a four year Bachelor's degree (Baklavar) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA you could be eligible for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum final grade of either 3.5/5.0 (70%) or 4.0/5.0 (80%).


If you have completed a Specialist Diploma in an appropriate subject  - and achieved good grades - then you are eligible to apply for Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum final grade of either 3.5/5.0 (70%) or 4.0/5.0 (80%).

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

Students with a strong, relevant Master's degree (Magister) will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum final grade of 4.0/5.0 (80%).

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 Russia to meet with prospective students and attend recruitment events. To find out more details please email


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Students International Group

StudyNet Group

There is a very strong Russian community on campus at Royal Holloway, including an active Russian Society. The Society are coordinated through the Student's Union and invite all students to join in celebrating Russian culture, history, gastronomy and landscape. The Russian Society have also organised for guest speakers to speak on a range of topics, including one which was organised in conjunction with the Russian Society at LSE entitled 'The experience of Russian entrepreneurs: Small business survival and growth'. They also host a variety of events such as karaoke, murder mystery nights, Slavic nights and ice skating. You can also view their Instagram here.

Find out more about all the clubs and societies at Royal Holloway

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

The British Embassy in Moscow for advice on visas and visiting the UK

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in London for services for Russian citizens living in the UK

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

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