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Royal Holloway, University of London welcomes applications from students from Turkey 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.

Our university was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. 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.  As teachers and researchers they change lives, expand minds and help current and future leaders understand power and responsibility. 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 Turkey.

Four-Year Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma),

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma),

Four-Year Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma),

or Two-Year Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree)

Students who have taken these qualifications at at good quality institutions will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes, subject to each individual academic department's discretion. Entry requirements range from 75-80% with most undergraduate courses requiring 75% (GPA 4.0).

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.

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

Master's Degree

If you have completed a Bachelor's degree (Lisans Diplomasi) 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. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but departments will usually ask for a GPA of either 2.7 or 3.0/4.0.

How to apply

Postgraduate students applications are made to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway 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 are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

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.


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, restaurants and cafés, high-quality accommodation with same-gender residency options, 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.

The local Turkish community

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 University'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 is also an active Turkish Society at Royal Holloway, you can view their Instagram here.

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 Union Shop.

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.

Akhil Bagga 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 Turkey.

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.

Our representatives

We also have a permanent representative in Turkey with offices across the country.


EDUKAS İzmir Office – Head Office

•          Address : Alsancak, Kültür Mah. Dr. Mustafa Enver Bey Cad. Ayşe Apt, No:16 Kat:1 Daire:2 Konak

•          Telephone number : +90 232 422 05 56

•          E-mail:


EDUKAS İstanbul Office (Europe Side)

•          Address : Lotus Nişantaşı, Workinton, Halaskargazi Cd. No:38-66 ŞİŞLİ İSTANBUL

•          Telephone number : +90 212 401 41 90

•          E-mail :


EDUKAS İstanbul Office (Anatolian Side)

•          Address : Suadiye Mahallesi Bağdat Caddesi No:359 Kat:3 Daire:7 Kadıköy

•          Telephone number : +90 216 408 22 20

•          E-mail :


EDUKAS Ankara Office

•          Address : Remzi Oğuz Arık Mah. Bestekar Sokak Üniversite Apt. No:61 Kat:2 Daire:3 Orta Blok Çankaya

•          Telephone number : +90 312 465 04 64

•          E-mail :


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

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

The Turkish Consulate London for services for Turkish citizens living in the UK

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

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