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Royal Holloway University of London

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Quick facts:

  • A member of the University of London collegiate
  • A top university in the UK for research quality
  • Known for its studies in Politics and International Relations
  • https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/

Royal Holloway, University of London is among the top ten research-led university institutions in the country. It is renowned for its friendly environment and its international reputation as a part of the University of London. Royal Holloway has three faculties and several academic departments. It is home to over 9,000 students from over 130 countries with nearly one third of its students being international. The large campus is found in the picturesque county of Surrey, located only 30km outside London: the perfect balance between a city and suburban life.

Showcasing life at Royal Holloway





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Royal Holloway and its connections abroad

Whether it be welcoming international students or sending Royal Holloway students to study abroad, the university is known for collaborating and creating diversity with foreign students, consequently becoming one of the most international universities in the UK.

Students can partake in the Study Abroad programme for a full acadmic year or just a term, they can consider the Erasmus+ option which is an exchange programme with partner universities in Europe, they can partake in the International Exchange, which is similar to the Erasmus scheme but on an international level, and finally, the university also allows external PhD research students to work with Royal Holloway’s academics.

What to study at Royal Holloway?

Royal Holloway, University of London is a well-rounded university offering various different subjects and extracurricular activities for its students. With 3 faculties and 21 departments, the course catalog is impressive!

However, Royal Holloway is particularly renowned for its studies in International relations and Politics. The Department offers a wide range of opportunities to students interested in that specific area. For example students have the opportunity to add an extra dimension to their qualification through the placement-based course Politics in Action. This is an assessed, full-year optional course that undergraduate students can take in their third year of study.

The scheme was launched in 2014 and has seen students successfully complete placements in Westminster, local government bodies, national and international NGOs, embassies, media organisations, and many more politics-related workplaces.  

Applying to Royal Holloway

Applications to Queen Mary are made via UCAS, a centralised system used by all British universities. Study experience are specialists in accompanying and advising students during the UCAS application process, and our team will gladly assist you in your journey.

 The deadline for applications is the 15th of January for those aiming for a September start. Applications must include a CV , an officially translated transcript, your IELTS test results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team accompanies many students in the writing of their personal statement and advise them on the best IELTS preparation programmes.

Life in Surrey

One of the greatest aspects of Royal Holloway’s located in Englefield Green, a beautiful village in south west of London. It is connected with fast railway services including an efficient access to central London (50 min Journey to Waterloo). The River Thames and Windsor Great Park are also minutes away from the university should you want some fresh air. Another advantage is that Heathrow Airport is only 11km away from Royal Holloway, and it can be accessed by car or by train!

The university campus in itself is well equipped with a medical centre, sports facilities, a fully equipped fitness suite, various restaurants, coffee shops, bars, a busy Students’ Union and several performance venues. There are various student halls on campus for both undergraduates and postgraduates and « Freshers » are guaranteed some form of student accommodation.

Looking at the social scene, the university hosts a range of performances on campus as well themed nights at the Students’ Union. It is also possible to go out to Windsor or London if seeking for a bigger night out ! Students are able to join various societies and sports clubs (https://www.su.rhul.ac.uk/societies/) ranging from the Blockchain society to the Dj society to the Salsa society… there is something for everyone !

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