The first Chinese student was admitted into the College in 1887, a year after its establishment.
We are among the most popular institutions in the UK for Chinese students and they study here on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the Arts, the Sciences and the Humanities.
We have also developed strong links with various organisations and institutions in China, including Renmin University and the British Council China..
The Regional Manager responsible for China is Nathan Whittaker and he visits China 2 to 3 times a year to meet prospective students. Please do not hesitate to contact him at Nathan.Whittaker@royalholloway.ac.uk if you would like to have any further information or require assistance in making an application.
The qualifications we accept
Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from China.
Senior High School
If you have completed three years of Senior High School in China you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.
A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
If you have taken A levels or the IB, you will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.
University preparation programmes
The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.
If you have successfully completed a Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university, then you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are applying for and the university you have graduated from, but most departments will ask for a minimum of 70% to 80% or a GPA of between 2.8/4.0 to 3.2/4.0.
Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)
If you have successfully completed a Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university, then you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are applying for and the university you have graduated from.
English Language requirements
How to apply
Royal Holloway in China
We make regular trips to China to meet with prospective students, and we have permanent representatives right across the country.
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The local Chinese community
There are a wide range of sporting clubs and societies for international students both on campus and in the local area and many Chinese students take an active part in organising and joining events.
Our weekly fresh produce market, at which a variety of items are sold, including fresh fruit, vegetables, and Chinese food, attracts a large number of Chinese students as well as people from local communities.
There is a very active Chinese Society at Royal Holloway that promotes Chinese culture and language through social events, and raises money for charitable causes in the British Chinese community, as well as a Weibo Page.
We have two Regional Alumni Ambassadors in Shanghai who organise events for Royal Holloway alumni in China and are also available to answer questions from prospective students and attend local exhibition events. For more information and contact details please see our Alumni page.