Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, London
United Kingdom

Language of instruction


Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. National rankings have placed Royal Holloway among the top group of universities for students’ overall satisfaction with the quality of their academic experience. The university was among the very first institutions in the UK to give women access to higher education.

Royal Holloway is in a best-of-both-worlds location; a leafy campus in Egham, Surrey - less than 40 minutes by train from central London. It was near Egham that the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Term 2 & Term 3 (Spring & Summer Terms) January–June
Semester 2 Term 1 (Autumn Term) September–December

Students wishing to study for a full-year must commence their exchange in UQ Semester 2.

Students on exchange in UQ Semester 1 are required to attend both Term 2 (teaching term) and Term 3 (assessment term).

View the Royal Holloway academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

2 course units at Royal Holloway is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.25 to study at Royal Holloway.

Students seeking admission to Drama, History or English courses will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.75.

Find courses

Search the Royal Holloway course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Classical languages
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
English literature
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Royal Holloway has a range of residence halls for student accommodation, ranging from townhouses and flats to more traditional university dorms. College accommodation is normally guaranteed to all international exchange students who apply before the specified deadlines.

Cost of living

Royal Holloway provides students with a breakdown of expenses they can expect to encounter while on exchange. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students studying at Royal Holloway can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions. 


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Royal Holloway provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.