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About Royal Holloway, University of London

An inspiring education 

Royal Holloway, University of London combines innovative education with a rich cultural history. Working with an international network of experts, the University has a long history of “firsts”, including being one of the first women’s colleges in the UK in 1886.

Royal Holloway is a global university, ranking 35th in the UK for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024). Studying with us allows you the opportunity to become a multi-talented professional, earning a degree from a prestigious university known around the world.

Top ranking

Royal Holloway is ranked amongst the top 30 universities in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024) and is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (Research Excellence Framework released in 2021, the latest ranking). Our high quality, global research impacts lives and industries around the world..

A perfect countryside location 

It’s not just a high-quality education that you’ll benefit from during your time with us. Your time at Royal Holloway will be a special one, combining a unique, peaceful campus near the countryside with direct travel links to London, one of the most exciting and innovative cities in the world. There is always something to do, and it’s never too far away.

A modern campus, rich in history

Everything you need to get the most out of your time with us is in one place. University facilities are a short walk away, allowing you to focus on your studies and spend less time worrying about the essentials.

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Pathway programmes

University preparation programmes are your pathway to Royal Holloway. Choose between three routes for the International Foundation Year or improve your language skills with the English Language Preparation Programme.

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Applying to Royal Holloway International Study Centre is easy and straightforward. Check entry requirements, tuition fees and see what you have to do before you arrive, from getting your student visa to arranging accommodation.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!