Royal Holloway, University of London

Rank 22
Location Egham, England
Established 1849
International Students 26.3%
Famous Courses Arts, Sciences, Management
International Fees £14,000-19,000
Key Information
Location Egham, England
Established 1849
Famous Courses Arts, Sciences, Management
International Fees £14,000-19,000

Overview

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, Royal Holloway is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

At Royal Holloway, you get to study at one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Located on the outskirts of London, Royal Holloway offers a unique ‘best of both worlds’ experience with a safe and supportive campus community, with easy access to one of the best student cities in the world.

The University was founded by two social reformers who championed the principles of excellence and inclusivity. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, the University is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. Royal Holloway are also strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective on campus.

Services for International Students

In-sessional English language courses are provided by Royal Holloway International with the aim of making students more confident in using English for academic purposes. The International Student Support service is a dedicated team who provide support and advice to all international students from the moment they arrive in the UK. Student Support arrange a free airport collection service and are on-hand to assist you throughout the year.

Ranking

  • 22nd in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 32nd in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 308th in the QS World University Rankings 2021

Royal Holloway subjects that are ranked in the UK’s top ten include Music, Geography and Creative Writing, while departments in the top 20 include Psychology, English and Drama. Royal Holloway sits within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Top performing subjects include:

  • Geography
  • Drama
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Media Arts
  • Modern Languages

Accommodation

There are almost 3,000 places available in halls, prioritised for first years and overseas students who are guaranteed a place if apply by the deadline. Options range from the grand setting of the recently refurbished Victorian Founder’s Building to the more modern Williamson, Tyke & Butler, completed in 2007.

Room options vary between en-suite, catered and self-catering, with some shared rooms also available. Each hall also features a dedicated team of residential, operational and maintenance support staff to assist students during their stay.

Location

Royal Holloway's campus in Egham is set across 135 acres of woodland, resting between Windsor and Heathrow on the outskirts of London. The town is within walking distance and features numerous shops, bars and restaurants. By rail, the campus is 35 minutes from the centre of London, and Windsor is also short journey away.

The campus offers the best of both worlds, being friendly and relaxed, while also dynamic and busy. The Independent stated that Royal Holloway is "renowned for its friendly and supportive environment".

Alumni

  • George Eliot (Novelist)
  • David Bellamy OBE (Botanist and broadcaster)
  • Richmal Crompton (Novelist)
  • Francis Wheen (Journalist and broadcaster)

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