Royal Holloway, University of London is a world-class research institution that strives to develop innovative students into career-ready, world-changing graduates.
It ranked as the 23rd best UK university in the 2020 Complete University Guide League Tables, and within the top 300 universities globally by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2018–19.
With 20 percent of the student population made up of individuals from outside the UK, EU or Islands, international students can enjoy a diverse community at Royal Holloway where over 130 countries are represented.
Everyone is made to feel welcome, and the university has worked hard to create a multicultural environment for the entire community. In the 2018–19 THE World University Rankings, Royal Holloway ranked 20th in the UK for ‘International Outlook'.
The university has 21 academic schools and departments, offering a wide variety of degree courses. There are also a number of English language preparation programmes and many support services in place so that all students succeed academically and personally.
Located among 135 acres of parkland, Royal Holloway is steeped in history. It was founded as the UK's first women's college in 1849 by two social reformers who believed that education should benefit as many people as possible. It was opened as a university by Queen Victoria in 1886.
Based in Egham, Surrey, the campus is home to impressive architecture – most significantly the famous Founder's Building. Royal Holloway is just 19 miles from central London, and seven miles from Heathrow Airport. There is also a base in Bloomsbury, central London.