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Royal Holloway University of London

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Quick facts:

  • A member of the University of London
  • Known for its Politics and International Relations degree programme
  • A top university in the UK for research quality

Royal Holloway, University of London is among the Top Ten research-led university institutions in the country and is therefore internationally renowned. Particularly famous for its Politics and International Relations degree programme, Royal Holloway welcomes over 9,000 students each year. The large campus is often considered as one of the prettiest in the UK; located in the picturesque county of Surrey, only 30km outside of London, it is the perfect balance between a city and a suburban life.

Showcasing life at Royal Holloway

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Royal Holloway, an international university

Whether it be welcoming international students or sending Royal Holloway students to study abroad, the University is known for its international partnerships and for the diversity of its student population, consequently becoming one of the most international universities in the UK.

Students can partake in the Study Abroad programme in order to discover a new culture, perfect a foreign language and add an international twist to their degree programme.


Degree Programmes at Royal Holloway

With 3 faculties and 21 departments, the course catalog at Royal Holloway is impressive, offering degree programmes in Business, Media, Economics, Law, Psychology and many more! 

However, Royal Holloway is particularly renowned for its Politics and International relations degree. Students studying this degree 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. Students have the opportunity to develop their professional skills by working within a diverse range of companies such as NGOs, embassies or even media organisations.


Life in Surrey

Royal Holloway’s campus is located in Englefield Green (in the county of Surrey)in the south-west of London. Ideally located between the city and the countryside, Royal Holloway is a 50-minute train journey from Waterloo station (London) and Heathrow Airport is a mere 11km from the University. 

The university campus in itself is well equipped with a medical centre, sports facilities, a fully equipped fitness suite, various restaurants, coffee shops and theatres. Royal Holloway also has a large number of Student societies including, Book Club, Finance Society, Harry Potter Club and Salsa Society, no matter what your interests and passions are, you will find something at Royal Holloway! 

With regards to accommodation, there are various student halls on-campus for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Freshers are guaranteed student accommodation. 


Apply to Royal Holloway

Applications and admissions to Royal Holloway are made via UCAS.

Study Experience is specialised in supporting and helping international students throughout the UCAS application process.

The deadline for applications is usually on January 15th each year for entry in September. Complete applications must include; a CV, a translated baccalaureate transcript, IELTS results and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation programme according to their level and needs.

For more information or to apply, contact a member of the Study Experience team. 

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