Royal Holloway University of London

Country: England

Location: Surrey

University Information

About the University

Royal Holloway University of London is a public research university founded by the merger of Bedford College founded in 1849 and Royal Holloway College founded in 1879, in 1985. Royal Holloway College became a university in 1900. The university accommodates over 11,000 students with 3,000 being postgraduates.


There is a large selection of accommodation offers available at Royal Holloway University of London that you can choose from. As an undergraduate or international student you will have priority for a place in the accommodation provided by the university for your first year of study:

  • Options of single, shared and ensuite rooms in catered and self-catered accommodation halls: Founders; Kingswood; Reid; George Eliot; Gowar and Wedderburn; Williamson, Tuke and Butler; Runnymede. 
  • Accommodation fees range from £90-£176 per week for 40-51 weeks.
  • Each housing accommodation offers different local university facilities such as study spaces, bike storage, laundry rooms and vending machines. All bills are included in the rent.

International Student - Finance

Royal Holloway University of London does not have a ‘fixed fee structure’ meaning any new international  undergraduate (excluding medicine) and postgraduate research students commencing in 2020/21 are not charged the same tuition fee for each year.

  • International students have option to pay tuition fees in full or in instalments.
  • Royal Holloway Business School tuition fees cost £18,800 for first year.
  • Engineering & Computer programmes tuition fees cost £21,400 for first year.
  • Science based programmes tuition fees cost £22,600 for first year.
  • Humanitarian based course tuition fees cost between £21,000 – £22,000 for first year.

Pathway Providers

For any student that has had their education disrupted or have no recognizable qualifications however meet the minimum English requirements of IELT 5.5 and required Maths skills you may still be eligible to progress onto university. With SkillMe we can provide you a pathway to a degree using our pathway provider partnerships.
University Pathway providers:

  • Study Group
  • CEG


If you are student from a financial background that cannot support your education at the University of interest, you can apply for scholarships. Depending on the scholarships eligibility requirements and you successfully achieving them can grant you funding for your living expenses and tuition fees. Depending on the selected course and scholarships available, the various funding opportunities are varied. 

Royal Holloway University of London offers scholarships:

  • International Future Leaders Scholarship
  • Barbara Raw Scholarship for English
  • Donald Davies Computer Science Scholarship
  • Music Scholarships
  • Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship for Geography
  • Physics Scholarship


All universities are involved in international collaborations with university institutions, government and private industries. Each university is usually engaged in research projects which are good indicators of the specialties that the university has. It is a good indicator of what degree programmes offered could have additional learning resources if the subject is aligned with the research. This can promote and improve the quality of learning and open opportunities for your career. Royal Holloway University of London is leading research in:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Societies
  • Human Rights
  • Sustainable Inclusion


University Ranking

RANK - 2021

RANK - Music

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University Student Statistics

Undergraduate (All) Students

Postgraduate (Research) Students

Postgraduate (Taught) Students

University Courses

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