The Royal Holloway International Summer School offers a unique experience, which has specially developed modules that reflect this institution's history and it's geographic location.

Topics span History, Law, Politics and the Arts and are brought to life through visits to cultural and heritage sites in the local area and nearby London. The university is located one mile from the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede and four miles from historic Windsor with its Castle and Great Park.

Fields of study

  • Political Science
  • Drama
  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit Equivalent 

15 UK Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 30 UK Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

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

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Royal Holloway entry requirements.

Programme 2 of this program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must there meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following blocks:

Programme 1
  • Start date: 28 June 2020
  • End date: 17 July 2020
  • For-credit or not-for-credit
Programme 2
  • Start date: 19 July 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only
Programmes 1 & 2
  • Start date: 28 June 2020
  • End date: 07 August 2020
  • For-credit only

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website


The program fee is approximately $5,800 - $11,000 AUD which includes accommodation, some meals, airport transportation, academic field trips. UQ students may be eligible for a 10% discount. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, visit the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 29 May 2020

Program Dates

Program dates vary - See Courses tab

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Surrey, England
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.