Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a place at Royal Holloway under the Erasmus exchange programme.
- Check our email regularly for messages from Royal Holloway. We recommend that you disable spam filters or add the Royal Holloway domain name to a 'safe list' to ensure that emails from us are not classified as junk mail.
- Find out what you need to do to apply for a visa.
- You can find out academic term dates here. The move-in date for the autumn term is usually the Saturday or Sunday before the first day of term. The Spring term move-in date is usually the Thursday before the first day of term.
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You can find out more about Royal Holloway's commitment to Erasmus in our Erasmus policy statement and Erasmus charter.
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Step 1 - Check that your university is one of our Erasmus partners
First, check that your home university is one of our Erasmus partner universities.
- We can ONLY accept application from our Erasmus partners.
- If your home university is not one of our Erasmus partners, you may want to join us as a Study Abroad student.
Step 2 - Nomination
To apply as an Erasmus student, you need to be nominated by your home university.
- Contact the Erasmus co-ordinator at your home university and ask about their selection procedures.
- Your Erasmus co-ordinator will need to nominate you through our Partner Universities Nomination Form.
- Our deadlines for receiving Erasmus nominations are:
- 15 April for September starters
- 15 October for January starters
- We strongly advise that you have English language proficiency at level B2
- We therefore don’t require evidence of your English language proficiency unless you are not an EU citizen and will need to obtain a UK student visa.
Step 3 - Choose your courses
- Take a look at our course information and find out what options are available.
- Please be aware that some courses are more popular than others and we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to get a place on all the courses you request.
- For this reason, if you want to join us for a full year, you should choose courses that total at least 5-6 course units. If you’re joining us for just one or two terms, you should choose courses that total 3-4 course units.
- You can choose courses from up to three academic departments. However, this may lead to timetable clashes.
- We recommend that you first choose courses in the department that has set up the Erasmus agreement, that you next choose courses to improve your English language skills (such as Contemporary Britain) and that you then choose courses from other departments, depending on availability.
The following limitations also apply:
- Our English Department and Media Arts Department do not have Erasmus agreements and receive many applications. If you want to take a course in one of these subjects, you’ll face a lot of competition and we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to meet your request.
- Our History Department is only able to accept applicants studying history full-time at universities with whom they have an Erasmus agreement. These are:
- Université degli Studi di Siena, Italy
- Università degli Studi di Roma, 'La Sapienza', Italy
- University of Oslo, Norway
- Université de Paris X-Nanterre (Paris X), France
- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
- Université François Rabelais, Tours, France
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
- Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- The Politics and International Relations Department is only able to accept Erasmus applications from the Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France and Koç University, Turkey.
- The Drama Department is only able to accept Erasmus applications from Trinity College Dublin.
Step 4 - Complete an application online
- To register and apply, complete our online application form.
- You will also need to send us copies of the following supporting documents:
- An authorised transcript of your university studies
- An English translation of your transcript (if necessary)
- Our deadlines for applications are:
- 24 May for September starters
- 24 October for January starters
We can’t accept applications after these dates.
Step 5 - Accept your offer and study plan
- We’ll send you an offer by email. This offer will be subject to satisfactory agreement of your course choices.
- Once you’ve accepted your offer, we will send your course requests to the relevant academic departments for their consideration. In some cases (for example, where there are no spaces on a course), they may suggest an alternative course.
- Once you’ve agreed your course choices, we will then send you a Study Plan to accept. This will show the courses you will study during your time at Royal Holloway. (Very occasionally, slight changes may need to be made to your Study Plan during your first week due to timetable clashes or other unforeseen circumstances.)
Step 6 - Apply for Accommodation
- As soon as you’ve accepted your offer from us, you can register on our accommodation portal and apply for accommodation.
- See our accommodation pages to see the different options you can choose.
- For all accommodation queries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org