Regarded as one of the finest research institutions in the UK, as well as being ranked as one of the country’s top 20 institutions by the Times Higher Education Guide, Royal Holloway offers the opportunity to study at a center of excellence that also retains a welcoming, intimate campus feel. As one of the UK's most international universities, Royal Holloway combines world-class research with a global perspective across 21 academic departments in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Management and Sciences. Located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, it also offers easy access to London whilst retaining a quintessentially English campus environment.


Royal Holloway prides itself on the personalized one-to-one support that it can offer through the International Support Team and the London Careers Group, the largest careers service in the UK. Home to two libraries on campus, including new state-of-the-art facilities due to open next year, as well as providing access to all University of London library facilities. Royal Holloway is also home to a custom-made Media Suite, including an FM radio station, television & newspaper facilities all lead entirely by students. 2015 saw the opening of new multi-million pound sports pitches and gym facilities to cater for more than 30 different sports teams. You are never more than 5 minutes away from where you need to be, as they have 11 student accommodation options located on campus that provide a wide range of flexible living options.

For more information about applying to Royal Holloway, University of London, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.


Student population: about 10,600

International students: around 2,100 students from outside the European Union

Town population: Englefield Green & Egham: 16,000

Location: Egham & Englefield Green, Runneymede, Surrey. (Suburban/Rural Location)

Closest airport: Heathrow Airport (7 miles away)

Date of establishment: 1886

Areas of expertise: Computer Science & Information Security, Psychology, Music, Earth Sciences, Politics & International Relations

Notable alumni:

  • Novelist George Eliot
  • Suffragette Emily Davison
  • The first woman doctor in the west Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
  • EU Foreign Minister Baroness Cathy Ashton
  • Paralympic triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen & UK musician Example


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.

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