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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Royal Holloway is a popular choice for students from Saudi Arabia.

The Regional Manager responsible is Sam Gibson. For further information or assistance with making an application please contact Samuel.Gibson@rhul.ac.uk 

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 Saudi Arabia.

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.

General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya)

If you have completed their General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya) will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

Bachelor’s Degree

If you have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor degree at a reputable university in Saudi Arabia, and have achieved good grades then you will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have  taken A levels or the IB 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.

Master's Degree

If you have successfully completed a 4-year Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA, at a reputable university you  will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for between 70-75 per cent or a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.5/5.0 or between 2.8 and 3.0/4.0.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

If you have a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA from a  reputable university, then you 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 of 75 per cent overall or a GPA of 3.5/5.0 or 3.0/4.0.

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 visit Saudi Arabia every year, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Saudi Arabia by contacting lani.allan@rhul.ac.uk.

We also have a number of permanent representatives in locations across Saudi Arabia.

Global Student

https://www.global-student.com/

SI-UK

https://www.studyin-uk.com/

Jeddah

IDP Education
Office no 208, 2nd floor, Arabian Business Centre
NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square
Wali Al Ahd St
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 2 614 3294/95 / Fax: +966 2 614 3297

Email: info.jeddah@idp.com

Website: www.uk.idp.com

 

IGEC
Suite 408 Abdul Latif Plaza
King Fahad Road
PO Box 112201
Jeddah 21371
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 2 698 4112

Email: Jeddah@igec.com.au

Website: www.igec.com.au

 

UKuni
City Center Shopping Mall
Madina Road
First Floor, Shop #7
Jeddah 23332 2485
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 (0) 12 609 1141

Mobile: +966 56 343 8758

Email: Jeddah@UKuni.org

Website: www.ukuni.org

Office location: https://goo.gl/al8esn

 

Kohbar

 

IDP Education
Floor 3, Silver Tower, King Abdulaziz Street
Ad Dammam
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 3 898 3836 / Fax: +966 3 8983839

Email: info.alkhobar@idp.com

Website: www.uk.idp.com

 

IGEC
Office No. 2, Second Floor
Mother Care Building, Cornish Road (Beach St)
Alkhobar
Damman 31442
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 3 865 0588

Email: khobar@igec.com.au

Website: www.igec.com.au

 

IDP Education
Al Rabiea Tower,
Al Fahd Hotel Building,
6th floor, office 601
Olaya Main Road (South) cross with Kherais
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 1 201 5010 / Fax: +966 1 201 5011

Email: info.riyadh@idp.com

Website: www.uk.idp.com

 

Riyadh

 

IGEC
2nd Floor, Gate 4
Al Andalus Center
Olaya Street
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 1 419 9060

Email: saudi@igec.com.au

Website: www.igec.com.au

 

UKuni
3656 An Nuzhah
King Abdullah Branch Road
Riyadh 12471 6431
P O Box 19312, Riyadh 11435
Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 (0) 11 275 4606;

Mobile: +966 56 343 8532

Email: tsaeed@UKuni.org

Website: www.ukuni.org

Office location: https://goo.gl/qDygE8

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.

The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the College's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women. We also have Middle Eastern and North African MENA Society who put on events such as MENA movie nights, shisha nights, cuisine nights, Dabake sessions, game nights as well as annual MENA ball.

There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and The Store on Campus.

Royal Holloway has close links with the Islamic Welfare Association of West Surrey, which was formed in 1986, to serve the Muslim community in and around Royal Holloway University of London.

Muhammad Bilal Aslam is one of our Regional Alumni Ambassadors and is based in Riyadh. He studied MSc. Information Security at Royal Holloway and wants to help new students, as well as network with alumni based in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Middle East region. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page.  

If you are in receipt of a government scholarship please follow this link for further information to make sure you understand what documentation you need to provide before, and during, your time at Royal Holloway.

We will be joining one of our partners IGEC for one of their virtual events on the 29th November, 3-6pm Saudi time. You can register for the event here.

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