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ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, EGHAM, ENGLAND

Egham, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1849Established Year
  9099Enrollment

Royal Holloway, University of London: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Royal Holloway is a public university located in Egham, Surrey, England. It is a constituent college of University of London. Royal Holloway, University of London was formed in 1985 from the merger of two colleges – Bedford College and Royal Holloway College. The University is among the top 25% in the UK for research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. It scores 87% in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction in the year 2020 which is the highest among universities of the Russell Group that took the survey.

Royal Holloway, University of London Campus

The university is one of the most international universities in the UK with around 2,086 international students enrolled currently. A total of 10,593 students were enrolled in the university in total as of December 2019. The university campus is one of the most beautiful across the globe. It is one of the elite institutions in the U.K. and a preferable choice for students interested in studying in the U.K.

Royal Holloway Rankings

  • It was ranked 24th by The Complete University Guide 2021.
  • According to the rankings by The Guardian University Guide 2018, it is ranked at 40th.
  • According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, it has been ranked among the top 300 universities throughout the world, #34 in the list of universities in the UK and #21 in the category of International Outlook.

Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Establishment Year1849
Campus SettingUrban
LocationEgham, Surrey, England
Total Number of Students Enrolled (December 2019)10,593
Total Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled8,393
Total Number of Graduate Students Enrolled2200
Number of International Students2,086
Type of ProgramsUndergraduate, graduate, graduate-research
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Financial aidScholarships/ Loans/ Work-Study

Royal Holloway Campus

  • The campus of Royal Holloway is spread over 135 acres in Egham, Surrey, England.
  • The main campus is located 19 miles away from central London and just 7 miles away from Heathrow Airport.
  • The campus features a Founder’s Building and a Picture Gallery.
  • The university campus is frequently named amongst the most beautiful college campuses in the world.
  • Students can become part of various clubs and societies including Student Media Clubs like Insanity Radio, The Orbital, rhubarb TV, musical theater, salsa, etc. and Student’s Union.
  • There are numerous bars and cafés, teaching and study spaces, high-quality accommodation facilities, sports facilities, fitness suite, and aerobic space on campus.
  • The University campus has all-weather playing spaces that include 2 grass football pitches, a cricket pitch, an American football pitch, 5 netball courts and 8 tennis courts.
  • Royal Holloway also has a campus in Bedford Square in central London that offers different postgraduate courses.

Royal Holloway Residence

  • The university offers residence to undergraduate students in catered and self-catered residence halls while graduate students have an option to reside in self-catered halls.
  • Various catered halls for undergraduate accommodation include Founder’s, Kingswood 1 and 2, and Reid halls.
  • Self-catered halls for undergraduate students include George Eliot, Gowar and Wedderburn, Williamson, Tuke and Butler and Runnymede 1 and 2 halls.
  • Residence halls for graduate students include George Eliot- Postgraduate, Highfield Court, Penrose Court and Gowar.
  • Various facilities in the residence halls include single or shared rooms, kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities etc.
  • Every room has a desk chair, bed, wardrobe, drawers, desk and lamp, and other necessary things.
  • Applications for accommodation have to be submitted after you have been admitted to the university.

Royal Holloway Courses

  • Royal Holloway has 20 academic departments offering a range of undergraduate, graduate and graduate research programs.
  • Various departments include Biological Sciences, Drama, Theatre and Dance, Classics, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Business and Management, Electronic Engineering, etc.
  • Some of the undergraduate courses include B. Sc in Computer Science, B. Sc in Biomedical Sciences, LLB, BA in Film, Television and Digital Production, BA in History, B. Eng in Electronic Engineering, B. Sc in Criminology and Psychology, etc.
  • MA in Marketing, M. Sc in International management, M. Sc in Computational Finance, MA in Creative Writing, M. Sc in Information Security, M. Sc in Clinical Psychology, etc. are some of the graduate degrees offered by the college.
  • The International Study Centre of the University offers several pathway programs like the International Foundation Year leading to undergraduate studies, International Year-One program which is an alternative for the first year of many programs and Pre-master’s program which helps to meet minimum requirements for entry to master’s programs.

Royal Holloway Application Process

Royal Holloway accepts applications from students all across the world. Its student population is truly diverse representing students from more than 130 countries. International applicants seeking admission to the university will have to fulfill additional admission requirements like submission of ELP scores, applying for a Tier 4 visa, etc.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for admission to the Royal Holloway by following simple steps and fulfilling admission requirements as discussed below:

Application Portal: UG: UCAS portal; PG: University Application Portal

Application Fee: 20 GBP for a single course, 25 GBP for multiple courses (applicable to UCAS users)

Application Deadline: UG: January 15; PG: No fixed deadline

Graduate program applicants are advised to apply as early as possible since the seats for programs are limited and fast-filling.

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • International applicants will be required to submit their English Proficiency test scores with a minimum of 6.5 on IELTS. Some courses might have specific English language score requirements.
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interview (required for some programs)
  • Work Experience
  • Bank statement or proof of finances
  • Copy of passport

Royal Holloway Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for international students for 2020-21 sessions is tabulated below:

Expenditure ItemAmount (per year)
Tuition15,900 - 22,600 GBP
Living cost8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Accommodation3,575- 8,680 GBP
Food40-60 per week GBP
Social life50 per week GBP
Transport760 GBP
Books300- 450 GBP

The tuition fee for undergraduate and graduate students varies from program to program. Some programs and respective tuition fee are tabulated below:

Undergraduate programs

Name of ProgramTuition Fee for international students
Business and Management18,800 GBP
Engineering21,400 GBP
Law17,700 GBP
Computer Science21,400 GBP
Economics18,800 GBP

Graduate programs

Name of ProgramTuition Fee for international students
Business and Management19,000 GBP
Engineering19,000 GBP
Law17,900 GBP
Psychology19,000 GBP
English17,900 GBP
Drama, Theater and Dance21,000 GBP
Information Security21,000 GBP

Royal Holloway Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Various scholarships are offered to international students to help them cover the cost of their study in the U.K.
  • Students will be required to apply for scholarships once they have an offer of admission.
  • A number of departmental or academic scholarships are also offered by specific departments.
  • Scholarships awarded to international students include:
Name of ScholarshipEligibility CriteriaAmount Awarded
International Future Leaders ScholarshipAwarded to international undergraduates with A-level grades of AAB or equivalent.4,000 GBP in tuition fee for the first year
Reed Innovation ScholarshipAwarded to international undergraduates with A-level grades of AAA or equivalent who also demonstrate outstanding innovation.15,000 GBP in 3 years
Royal Holloway Principal’s Masters ScholarshipAwarded to international students with 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent.4,000 GBP in tuition fee

Royal Holloway Alumni Network

  • The university has over 90,000 alumni throughout the world.
  • Alumni can become a part of various events like lectures, exhibitions, recitals, concerts, reunions, etc.
  • Alumni can also become a member of various groups or departments like Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs, RHUL Drama, RHBNC Economics, RHUL Politics & International Relations, RHBNC Psychology, RHUL Earth Sciences, and RHBNC School of Biological Sciences, etc.
  • Some of the notable alumni are given below:
    • George Eliot- Novelist
    • Emily Davison – Suffragette
    • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell- 1st women doctor in the West
    • Mark Strong- Actor
    • Baroness Cathy Ashton- EU Foreign Minister
    • David Bellamy- Broadcaster and Scientist

Royal Holloway Placements

The Careers and Employability Service of Royal Holloway is a part of the Careers Group of the University of London. 91% of the graduates get employed or get enrolled for further studies within 6 months of graduation. The Careers and Employability Service offers assistance with CV, application checks, individual appointments, etc. Work experience opportunities are also offered to the student like part-time jobs, internships, micro placements etc. Career fairs and various workshops are also conducted on campus.

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Royal Holloway, University of London Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population9099
Average Cost of Attendance$20,887 / Year

Attendance Cost

$20,887

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,887 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,817 / Year
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    ROYAL HOLLOWAY: COMPUTER SCIENCE

    The path which I choose encouraged me to participate in a vibrant, faculty-led research program on campus. It has an atmosphere of support and scientific rigor. While studying the course I am also gaining hands-on experience. My high school scores also helped me to be eligible for the course. So, I applied to the college through the UCAS online portal and paid £20 for it.


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    All the essentials of application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, are included in my curriculum. I am getting a chance to explore the fundamentals of computing. From the outset, I am also experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum-based Agile software, and more, in the well-equipped laboratories provided at the campus.

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