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Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018) and the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017-18).  Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

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Ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK and and the top 200 universities in the world

The university was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today.  As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.  We are 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 within a close knit and historic campus.

Number of students

  • 9,844 : No of students
  • 76% : Undergraduate students
  • 24% : Postgraduate students
  • 21% : International students

Royal Holloway was founded in 1886 to promote the education of women.

It received its charter from the University of London in 1900 and became co-educational in 1965.

The university today has around 9,800 students, who benefit from studying at a spacious, largely residential campus, with the attractions of London only a 35-minute train journey away. In September 2017, the university’s flagship library and student services centre opened; the most ambitious building project since the original Founder’s Building, it places students at the heart of campus in an inspiring, 21st century setting. Students, staff and alumni chose to name the new building after the suffragette and Royal Holloway alumna, Emily Wilding Davison.

Royal Holloway’s world-leading researchers have committed to addressing global challenges, including the development of treatments and therapies for rare diseases, the dramatic decline of bees and protecting the UK from cyber-attacks. Many Royal Holloway academics are also advisors to policy makers and the Government on a range of issues, for example combating radicalisation and terrorism.

Royal Holloway’s 86,000 alumni, from 164 countries, benefit from careers advice, professional networking, access to university services and libraries as well as a range of discounts.