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We welcome a growing number of students from Taiwan.

If you have any questions or need advice on making an application, please 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 Taiwan.

Senior High School Diploma

If you have completed your Senior High School Diploma in Taiwan you 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 completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Taiwan and you have good grades, we will consider you 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 Diploma 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 a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA, from a reputable university, then you can apply for a place ona Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for between 70-80.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

If you have completed a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA, and from a reputable university, you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for between 75-80 per cent.

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 also have a number of permanent representatives in cities across Taiwan.

EDM Education Co Ltd


Index Education Services

Oxbridge Holdings (Oxbridge Consulting)


WIN (Westminster International)


We have two Regional Alumni Ambassadors in Taipei. They organise events for Royal Holloway alumni in Taiwan and are also available to answer questions from prospective students and attend local exhibition events. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page.

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

The Taiwanese Embassy in London

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

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