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We receive a number of undergraduate and postgraduate applications from Ukrainian students each year.

The most popular courses amongst students at Royal Holloway from Ukraine are Management, Economics, Politics and International Relations and Computer Science.

If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application please do not hesitate to contact our International Officer for the region.

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 Ukraine.

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.

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education

Students who have completed their Diploma of Completed Secondary Education in Ukraine will have to take part in a one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

Bachelor's Degree

Students who have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Ukraine with good grades 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, 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.

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 successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject, at a reputable university, and you have achieved good grades/GPA, then you 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 minimum of either 75%/Good/9 out of 12 or 4 out of 5 OR 90%/Excellent/11 out of 12 or 4.5 out of 5.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

If you have successfully completed a Master's degree MPhil/PhD programme in an appropriate subject, at a reputable university, and you have achieved good grades/GPA, then you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum GPA of 90%/Excellent/11 out of 12 or 4.5 out of 5.

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.

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

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

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

England's Department for Education announced on 27 April 2022 it would be adding a new category of persons entitled to pay 'home' fees (goverment set tuition fee amount) and receive student support. This will now include persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes.

Detailed information on eligibility requirements can be found here.  

Information is correct at the time of writing (27/07/2022) please check the above links regularly in case of any change. 

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