Royal Holloway University of London


Whether you are visiting this website as a prospective student, academic or business partner, or whether you are interested in Royal Holloway for other reasons, I feel sure you will be impressed by the excellence of our academic programmes, our superb campus environment and the close-knit nature of our community.

The University of London degree is highly regarded worldwide. At Royal Holloway we bring together talented students in departments where academic staff are working at the frontiers of their subjects. Through top-class research, international networks and conferences, we are advancing knowledge and serving society in many different ways.

Royal Holloway is a powerful force in the region, building partnerships with the business community and playing a major role in economic success. We also take pride in our cultural influence, and welcome visitors to share in the life of the College through public lectures, concerts and open days.

Royal Holloway is an innovative and forward-looking place. Today we maintain the pioneering spirit of our founders in a fast-moving world, and our global network of alumni is a legacy of the wealth of opportunities we continue to provide.

I would like to offer a warm welcome to all our visitors.

Professor Paul Layzell

Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London

Why choose Royal Holloway University of London?

Royal Holloway is pleased to offer a number of prestigious International Excellence Scholarships to outstanding Undergraduate or Masters students each year.

Royal Holloway & Pakistan Higher Education Commission Scholarship Scheme
Royal Holloway, University of London, is delighted to collaborate with the Pakistan Higher Education Commission to enable students from Pakistan to undertake a PhD programme in any of the academic disciplines represented at the University. Each scholarship will last for three years and will consists of a tuition fee waiver provided by Royal Holloway, and an annual maintenance allowance of £9,000 and provision of a return flight to and from the UK provided on the part of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission. Applications for the Royal Holloway & Pakistan Higher Education Commission Scholarship Scheme are made directly to the Higher Education Commission. Prior to applying, candidates must have made contact with an academic supervisor at Royal Holloway who has agreed to supervise their research project, and hold a formal offer to study at the University for the Academic Year 2015/16. For further details about the scheme, please see the relevant pages on the Pakistan Higher Education Commission website; for guidance on submitting a PhD application to Royal Holloway

Entry Requirements

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Pakistan.


In this section of the website you can find information on the cost of studying at Royal Holloway, as well as information on scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for.

In order for you to obtain a student visa to study in the UK, it is important that you can show the immigration agency that you can meet the costs of study and living. You may be privately funding these fees, or be covered by a scholarship scheme.

The tuition fee for UK and EU students in 2015-16 will be £9,000.

There is a different tuition fee for a year spent abroad or working in industry.

Find out more on:

Undergraduate tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fees

Research degree tuition fees

Scholarships available to international students

Cost of living at Royal Holloway

How to Apply

Royal Holloway, University of London provides courses to over 8,500 students. Its innovative courses, diverse student population and campus setting make it an attractive study destination to students from over 100 countries.


Most of our undergraduate degree courses are three years in length but in some subjects we also offer four year degree courses. 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, please use the Find your course search facility.

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 of the website.


Master’s degrees (MA/MSc/MBA) are normally twelve 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, please use the Find your course search facility.  Information on Research degrees; how to find the right research degree course and how to apply can be found on our Research degree pages.

All applications to postgraduate courses can be made online, and all the information you should require when making a postgraduate application is provided on the Study here pages of the website.


Our 135-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with everything you need right on your doorstep whether it’s teaching spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, a sports centre, book shop or our illustrious Picture Gallery. All this is surrounded by stunning parkland that you can explore at your own leisure.

Our campus is also home to a vibrant yet friendly community displayed by our proud tradition of music and performance as well as sporting excellence.

Situated just 40 minutes by train from London and seven miles from Heathrow, with a number of attractions, sporting and entertainment venues within easy reach, you’ll love our brilliant location.

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