Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway was founded in 1886. It received its charter from the University of London in 1900 and later merged with Bedford College (est. 1849). The College today has over 9,000 students studying for degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences. Students at Royal Holloway benefit from studying at a spacious, largely residential campus, whilst the attractions of London are only a 35 minute train journey away.

Why study with us?

We are ranked among the top, research-led universities in the UK and a University of London degree will lead to top career opportunities. Royal Holloway is a vibrant community with students from over 130 countries. We are an innovative and forward-looking institution, acknowledged worldwide for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching. 


Royal Holloway has an impressive range of modern buildings, including the newly opened Windsor Building - a 400-seat tiered lecture theatre, costing £8 million, and featuring state-of-the-art technical and environmental features. The College has an impressive library with over half a million volumes and room for 630 reader spaces. The Library was opened in 1993 and is an invaluable resource for students on the campus. There is also a computer centre with 24-hour access.

The College has a very active and vibrant students’ union, which has a number of roles, including running bars and entertainment on campus; operating a student welfare and advisory service; running the campus radio station and student magazine; as well as offering a vast number of clubs and societies. The year culminates with the annual Summer Ball – an all-night extravaganza held in the floodlit quadrangles of the Founder’s Building. This is an event not be missed!

All undergraduate students who accept a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at Royal Holloway and apply for accommodation by the deadline, are prioritised for a place in the hall for their first year.

Royal Holloway graduates have an excellent track record for finding employment. The Careers Service on campus offers help in choosing a career and practical advice on applying for jobs.


Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX



+44 (0)1784 414944


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