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Royal Holloway University of London EXC
Egham, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
70%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Program Description:


Royal Holloway University of London                

Location: Egham, Surrey
Year Established: 1886
Student population: 8,600
Located only 31 km from London, Royal Holloway University of London is a constituent college of the federal University of London. It boasts a notable alumni including novelist George Eliot, suffragette Emily Davison and the first woman doctor in the west, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. The University’s world-leading researchers continue to address global challenges, including special courses in protecting against cyber attack and the rapid decline of bees, and many have roles as advisors to policy makers.

As a student at a University of London college, students have access to the full range of shared central London-based facilities including world class library facilities and the thriving Students’ Union. The campus is friendly and supportive, with world class facilities, rural surrounds and the beautiful Founder’s building, modelled on the Château de Chambord of the Loire Valley in France.
Unique characteristics
The University has more than 20 departments covering everything from classics to European studies, modern languages and literature to music, politics and international relations. More than 20 per cent of its student intake is international and the University also has a central base in London’s famous Bloomsbury area.
The campus is spread over 135 acres of parkland is recognised as one of the most beautiful universities in the world. Within commuting distance of London, the town of Egham is part of the historic borough of Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215.

United Kingdom - Royal Holloway University of London - building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences




Social Work


Media Arts



Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Term: September – December
Spring Term: January – March
Summer Term: April – June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


2CU (Term 1 OR Terms 2 & 3)

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
70-100 – First
60-69 – Upper Second
50-59 – Lower Second
40-49 – Third
0-39 – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
If your overall IELTS score is below 6.5, you may have to take an English language course before starting your period of study at Royal Holloway.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
At the start of their studies, our students attend a special Orientation Programme which takes place over a number of days.
Support Services 
The International Student Support office provides dedicated support to international students on campus.
Information from the host university.
Information from the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration.


Student Experiences

Bachelor of International and Global Studies, Semester 2, 2015
Host City Highlights
Thorpe Park is super local, but anything more exciting is in London.
Uni Life
So much fun. There is a lot of involvement, heaps of clubs, social stuff happening all the time. I used the tennis club and the dorm rooms to get to know local students.
Less contact hours per week generally, generally same number of students in classes as Sydney, a lot of essays, similar class format, no tutorials for some classes.
England eats a lot of potato. But you need to eat beer beef pies, Yorkshire puddings, scones, and never turn down a cup of tea.
I stayed in Founders, which is a castle on the outside and generic dorms on the inside. Mostly clean. Be prepared for the fire alarm to go off at 2am at least twice a week.
Getting Around
You can get buses from right outside the uni to Egham, the train station and the big shopping centre in Stanes. They're a little pricey so you're better off taking the 20 min walk to Egham.
It rains a lot in England, so don't try and plan ahead for a big outside day. Stay flexible and take the sunny days when you get them. London is amazing, with heaps to do on rainy days, so make the most of it.
Top Tips
Definitely pick a single room in Founders. Great atmosphere, balanced with privacy in a relatively large room.