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Information for Royal Holloway students wanting to study abroad

Information for Royal Holloway students wanting to study abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to develop new skills and experience student life in another country.

It can help:

  • enhance your overall knowledge and understanding of your subject
  • develop your intercultural skills
  • widen your network of friends and future contacts
  • Increase your independence and self confidence

You can take part in one exchange during your time at Royal Holloway. The longest you can be away is one academic year.

There are three ways of studying abroad:

  • International Exchange - This is our student exchange programme with universities outside Europe. We have exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Mexico and the USA. These opportunities are open to Undergraduates, though there are select agreements available to PhD students.
  • European Exchange - This is our student exchange programme with universities inside Europe. We have exchange agreements with universities in Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland (for Geography PhD students only). These agreements are at department level only. Please see the European Exchange Partner page for details of agreements in your department.
  • International Summer Schools - You can apply for a place on one of the International Summer Schools offered by our European and International Exchange partner universities.

Who is eligible to study abroad?

Your eligibility to study abroad depends on your current level of study. Explore your options.

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