Applying online is quick and easy, whichever stage of study you’re at. Here are some hints and tips to read before you apply.
When to apply
If Royal Holloway is your first choice for a full-time course and you have accepted your place, you can apply online from 12noon on Wednesday 18 March, 2020.
Please see our allocation policy for full details on applying for accommodation.
New undergraduate students
We will guarantee you an offer of accommodation if you hold a conditional firm (CF) or unconditional firm (UF) offer and you submit an application for accommodation by midnight on Tuesday 23 June, 2020.
If we’re your insurance choice and you do not meet the requirements for your firm choice, we will review your application to study at Royal Holloway and decide if we can accept you. If so, we will automatically become your firm choice and then you can apply for accommodation online.
Applying through clearing?
If you apply to Royal Holloway through Clearing, you will be invited to apply for accommodation once you have accepted an offer of study. Applicants who have made Royal Holloway their insurance choice, or who gain a place with us through Clearing may receive a guarantee of accommodation. Details of the available options will be provided when you are invited to apply for accommodation.
We will guarantee accommodation for international postgraduate taught students (from outside the EU) who apply for halls by midnight on Wednesday 12 August 2020. (This guarantee does not apply for international postgraduate students who are applying for couples or family accommodation).
While we cannot guarantee accommodation, we expect to have availability for all postgraduate students who apply by the deadline.
Postgraduate accommodation in London
We have a limited number of rooms in central London (intercollegiate accommodation), reserved for our postgraduate students. Find out more.
Frequently asked questions
What are the costs?
If you’re looking for the most cost-effective options, single standard bands E and J along with shared standard Band L might be best for you (undergraduate students only).
If you’re applying for a maintenance loan from Student Finance, you can use the Student Finance Calculator to estimate how much you’ll receive, before you apply.
What are the catering options?
If you are an undergraduate student, you can choose between catered and self-catered halls. Self-catered halls come with a shared kitchen, where you can cook your own food. All catered accommodation offers freshly-prepared meals in the dining hall, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
All postgraduate halls are self-catered.
What about dietary requirements?
Our dining halls cater for a range of dietary requirements, including vegan and halal. If you can’t see the option you’re after on the menu, just ask one of the staff at the food counter and they’ll cook something fresh, just for you.
What bathroom facilities are available?
Some of our halls offer en suite facilities, so you’ll have your own toilet, washbasin and shower. These are often the most expensive. If price is your main factor, do bear this in mind when making your application if budget is an issue.
Other halls have shared facilities. Here you share a bathroom with fellow students in your flat or corridor. You may also have a washbasin in your room.
Is my medical condition taken into account?
If you have a medical condition we’ll do everything to make sure you’re offered the right accommodation to suit your needs.
Firstly, you’ll need to register with the Disability and Dyslexia Services team, as well as submitting an application, as normal. We’ll then assess your needs and allocate you a room that works for you.