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Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Established in 1849, Royal Holloway University of London, is one of the most international universities in the UK with almost a third of its students joining from outside the UK.

Set within what is regularly voted as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, Royal Holloway combines the finest British education, heritage and culture with international networks in academia, research and business, introducing graduates to the world stage with a globally recognised degree.

Fast Facts


  • Surrey, England

Number of students

  • 11,732


  • 2,607


  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (EPMS)
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Law and Social Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences and the Environment
  • School of Performing and Digital Arts

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Film Production and Photography
  • Geology
  • Music
  • Creative Writing


Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of all UK research  in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

Top 25
in the UK

of research classed as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’. Research Excellence Framework 2022

Top 350
in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2023

most beautiful university in the UK

Times Higher Education, 2018


Royal Holloway’s campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland with the listed Founder’s Building at its heart.

Founder’s Building is one of the world’s most spectacular university buildings, and home to a famous Picture Gallery containing Thomas Holloway’s fine collection of Victorian paintings, and a beautiful chapel.

The campus is just 40 minutes by train from central London and 7 miles from Heathrow Airport hence the hustle and bustle of London is within easy reach.

Other information

Did you know?

  • In 2018 Times Higher Ecucation named Royal Holloway as the UK’s most beautiful university.
  • The university’s beautiful Grade 1 listed Founder’s Building has featured regularly in film and TV productions, amongst which are Downton Abbey and Avengers: Age of Ultron.


  • Situationed in 135 acres of parkland and with the university’s famous Founder’s Building and Picture Gallery at its heart make that Royal Holloway’s campus is frequently named as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.


Royal Holloway has various scholarships available for international students, each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information please contact the Inova Education team. We are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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