Royal Holloway is a popular choice for students from Saudi Arabia.
The Regional Manager responsible for Saudi Arabia is Hannah Ehlela, the International Officer responsible is Lani Allan. For further information or assistance with making an application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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 Saudi Arabia.
Entry requirements for each course might be slightly different. Click here to search for a course.
General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya)
If you have completed their General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya) will need to take our one year International Foundation Year, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.
If you have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor degree at a reputable university in Saudi Arabia, and have achieved good grades then you 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 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.
If you have successfully completed a 4-year Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA, at a reputable university you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for between 70-75 per cent or a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.5/5.0 or between 2.8 and 3.0/4.0.
Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)
If you have a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA from a reputable university, then you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum of 75 per cent overall or a GPA of 3.5/5.0 or 3.0/4.0.
English Language requirements
How to apply
Royal Holloway in Saudi Arabia
We visit Saudi Arabia every year, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Saudi Arabia by contacting Hannah.Ehlela@royalholloway.ac.uk
We also have a number of permanent representatives in locations across Saudi Arabia.
Office no 208, 2nd floor, Arabian Business Centre
NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square
Wali Al Ahd St
Tel: +966 2 614 3294/95 / Fax: +966 2 614 3297
Suite 408 Abdul Latif Plaza
King Fahad Road
PO Box 112201
Tel: +966 2 698 4112
City Center Shopping Mall
First Floor, Shop #7
Jeddah 23332 2485
Tel: +966 (0) 12 609 1141
Mobile: +966 56 343 8758
Office location: https://goo.gl/al8esn
Floor 3, Silver Tower, King Abdulaziz Street
Tel: +966 3 898 3836 / Fax: +966 3 8983839
Office No. 2, Second Floor
Mother Care Building, Cornish Road (Beach St)
Tel: +966 3 865 0588
Al Rabiea Tower,
Al Fahd Hotel Building,
6th floor, office 601
Olaya Main Road (South) cross with Kherais
Tel: +966 1 201 5010 / Fax: +966 1 201 5011
2nd Floor, Gate 4
Al Andalus Center
Tel: +966 1 419 9060
3656 An Nuzhah
King Abdullah Branch Road
Riyadh 12471 6431
P O Box 19312, Riyadh 11435
Tel: +966 (0) 11 275 4606;
Mobile: +966 56 343 8532
Office location: https://goo.gl/qDygE8
The local Saudi Arabian community
Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community.
The numerous on-campus faith groups include the RHUL Islamic Society (ISoc), who arrange five daily Muslim prayers and classes. ISoc also maintain the College's Prayer Room, which offers prayer and ablution facilities for men and women.
There are several food outlets on campus with Halal provision; simply look for the letter ‘H’ next to meat meals in The Hub, Crosslands, Founder’s Dining Hall, KW’s and The Store on Campus.
Royal Holloway has close links with the Islamic Welfare Association of West Surrey, which was formed in 1986, to serve the Muslim community in and around Royal Holloway University of London.
Muhammad Bilal Aslam is one of our Regional Alumni Ambassadors and is based in Riyadh. He studied MSc. Information Security at Royal Holloway and wants to help new students, as well as network with alumni based in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Middle East region. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page.