Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway, a constituent college of the federal University of London, is recognised as one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities, highly ranked in the latest research audit (REF 2014). Research is supported by strong links with government and industry, research councils and charities. Renowned for its friendly, inclusive culture, with a cosmopolitan community of 8,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 130 countries, the ratio of staff to students is high, and it has an excellent record in teaching quality.

Royal Holloway home to some of the world’s leading authorities in science, the arts, management, economics and law, and the egalitarian spirit of their two founders lives on: at Royal Holloway you’re as likely to bump into an internationally recognised researcher in one of the coffee shops as you are to meet them in the classroom. They collaborate with institutions, companies, NGOs and governments around the world to advance knowledge and help change their world for the better by tackling some of the biggest challenges we face today. 

Chevening and Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway says: 'we are delighted to partner with Chevening to offer scholarship opportunities to talented students with outstanding leadership potential. Though our academic programmes, we are proud to contribute to Chevening’s aim to enhance the diplomatic and leadership skills of the scholars, as well as to foster their personal and intellectual growth.

Chevening Scholars at Royal Holloway have a tradition of easily integrating and proactively engaging with the university’s student and academic community, and have proved excellent ambassadors for our institution internationally. 

Who do Royal Holloway support?

Royal Holloway, University of London welcomes applications from all Chevening eligible countries in any subject.

This year Royal Holloway is also generously co-funding an award specifically available to applicants from Africa and Latin America who wish to study the exciting new MSc programme ‘The Internet of Things’ offered by Royal Holloway’s Department of Computer Science.

All applicants who wish to be considered for this opportunity are encouraged to select the MSc ‘The Internet of Things’ at Royal Holloway as their first preference in their Chevening application.

The Internet of Things is a new and fast-expanding area in computer science, technology and engineering. It concerns the new generation of systems of networked devices that are becoming capable of sensing, transmitting and acting on data. This includes smart homes, smart cities, smart industries, and so on.  

A series of reports, among which are several published by Gartner, place the IoT as a transformative technology area that will require millions of developers worldwide by 2020. Our masters programme is taught by world experts in distributed and networked systems, data analytics and cybersecurity. It is offered with an optional paid internship of up to one year.