Royal Holloway is a popular choice for students from Hong Kong, who take courses at all study levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and university preparation.
Nathan Whittaker is our regional manager for Hong Kong. He visits 2 or 3 times a year to attend exhibitions, visit schools, and meet prospective applicants interested in studying at Royal Holloway. If you have any questions or need advice on making an application, contact Nathan.Whittaker@royalholloway.ac.uk
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 Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
If you have taken the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education you will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements will depend on the course you are applying for, but departments will usually require between 5,4,4 and 5,5,5 including any subjects specified in GCE A level entry requirements.
Students who have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Indonesia with good grades will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.
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's degree at a reputable university, in an appropriate subject and you have good grades, then and 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 studied at, but most departments will ask for a Bachelor's degree with a Second Class Honours, Lower Division or a Second Class Honours, Upper Division.
Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)
If you have completed a 2-year Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Individual departments have their own entry requirements and prospective students are encouraged to contact their chosen department for more information.
English Language requirements
How to apply
Royal Holloway in Hong Kong
We make regular trips to Hong Kong to meet with prospective students. To find out more details get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an exchange agreement with the University of Hong University. For more details visits our partner universities page.
The local Chinese community
Royal Holloway has an active Chinese Society which many students from Hong Kong join when starting their studies at Royal Holloway. The RHUL Chinese Society organises academic and extra-curricular activities for its members and the wider community at Royal Holloway on a regular basis.
Our Regional Alumni Ambassador in Hong Kong who organises events for Royal Holloway alumni in Hong Kong and is also available to answer questions from prospective students and attend local exhibition events. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page.
The British Council in Hong Kong provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain.
The British Consulate-General in Hong Kong for advice on visas and visiting the UK.
The Chinese Embassy in London for services for Chinese citizens living in the UK.
UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK.