Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the top universities in London. The university was formally incorporated as Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. Royal Holloway, University of London, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It has three faculties, 20 academic departments. The campus is located west of Egham, Surrey, 19 miles (31 km) from central London.
Why study in Royal Holloway?
The university is one of the top 30 UK universities for research quality. Royal Holloway has a well-established Study Abroad Programme and we welcome students who wish to spend an academic year or term with us. We are one of the UK’s top research-led universities, located just 19 miles from central London on a direct rail link, with easy access to a wide range of locations around the UK and Europe.
Royal Holloway, University of London provides courses to over 9,800 students. Its innovative degrees, diverse student population and campus setting make it an attractive study destination to students from over 100 countries.
Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law.
Specific entry requirements for courses (including A-level and IB requirements and specific requirements for postgraduate taught courses) can be found by visiting our course finder.
How to Apply?
Most of our undergraduate degrees are three years long but we also offer four year degrees in certain subjects. Many students also choose to spend a year of their undergraduate degree outside the UK studying at one of Royal Holloway’s partner universities.
Undergraduate students can choose to study one subject area in detail through a single honours degree, or to study two subject areas through a combined degree (both subject areas 50:50) or a major/minor degree. To find out more about the undergraduate courses offered at Royal Holloway, visit our course finder.
All undergraduate applications are made through the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). All the information you should require when making an undergraduate application to Royal Holloway is provided on the Study here pages.
Masters degrees (MA/MSc/MBA) are normally 12 months in length and postgraduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD) normally take three or four years to complete.
To find out more about the postgraduate taught courses offered at Royal Holloway, visit our course finder. Information on Research degrees; how to find the right research degree course and how to apply can be found on our Research degree pages.
University preparation & English language programmes
If you require a little more preparation before starting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, Royal Holloway offers a range of courses to help. Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study. The Pre-Masters Diploma for International Students offers preparation for postgraduate degrees. Pre-sessional English language courses are available to all students whose IELTS results are slightly below the College requirement, meaning they don’t need to re-take any English language tests before study. Find out how to apply on our University preparation page.