Royal Holloway welcomes applications from students studying in South Africa
Popular course choices among South African students include Economics, Information Security, Media and Management.
The International Officer responsible for this country is Alice Crichton. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, please email Alice.Crichton@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 South Africa.
National Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement)
To be considered for entry to our undergraduate degrees, students will need to achieve a minimum of 776666 in at least 6 subjects at Higher Grade.
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.
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for either a Lower Second Class Honours (2:2) or an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or 60-70% depending on the way your degree is graded.
How to apply
Royal Holloway in South Africa
The local South African Community
There is a growing African community at Royal Holloway. There are a range of societies and groups for South African students, both on the campus and in the local area. First and foremost the Afro-Caribbean society supported by the Student's Union, alongside faith societies, such as our Christian Union.
There is a high population of South Africans living in the Surrey and London area. There are also many South African supermarkets where you can purchase your favourite foods from home.
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. For information about our College Chaplaincy and the numerous on-campus faith groups, please see our Faith Support pages.
Voice of Africa radio provides an exciting range of African music spanning the continent of Africa, as well as phone–in programmes discussing issues which are pertinent to Africans in the London area.