University of Roehampton


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The University of Roehampton is a public modern university located in south-west London, near the affluent and picturesque Richmond.

The university retains its collegiate format, so students have the opportunity to bond with other students in their college as well as on their course.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
7,050 1,700 23% 14:3

Roehampton is London's only campus university based in a scenic parkland location, complete with lakes and woodland walks, overlooking Richmond Park. The campus contains a mixture of architectural styles ranging from 18th-century, grade I listed buildings to brand new modern structures. It's close to the chi-chi London districts of Richmond and Putney, and central London is only a few minutes away by train. The vast Richmond Park, with its herds of deer and extensive cycle paths, is just a short walk from the university campus. The university is well connected to central London by public transport.

Its library houses more than 350,000 books, along with a wide collection of e-books and access to electronic journals. The library is home to the Jewish Resource Centre Collection and the Richmal Crompton Collection of books, along with archive material accumulated during the lifetime of the author Richmal Crompton.

Roehampton is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, fulfil their potential. Students will become the kind of graduate that employers value: a confident, critical thinker; adaptable, able to work well with people from all walks of life and with an ongoing passion for learning. The university prides itself on providing students with high levels of contact time with excellent teachers working at the cutting edge of their subject areas.

Notable Alumni

·        Toby Anstis – radio and TV presenter on the Heart network.

·        Dame Helen Metcalf, DBE, FRSA – headteacher of Chiswick Community School, credited for turning the school around, becoming a Dame for her 'services to education' before her death from long-term breast cancer.

·        Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS – a British historian noted for his work in regard to South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and the United States in the post-Soviet world, who received his Doctorate in social science from the University of Roehampton in 2012.

·        Darren O'Shaughnessy – author who writes under the name Darren Shan, who is the main character in his young adult fiction series The Saga of Darren Shan.

·        Niki and Sammy Albon – twins whose YouTube channel has gained over 197,000 subscribers since its launch in June 2013.


English Language Requirements

·        For undergraduate entry: IELTS equivalent of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

·        For postgraduate entry: IELTS equivalent of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

·        The university offers a number of pre-sessional English courses for those who don't meet the required language standard. 

·        Please refer to the university website for details.

Admission Requirement*:

UG: 55% in XII Standard (High school English is accepted at grade 70%) International Foundation Certificate: XII

PG: 2nd class Final Year of Bachelors (+2 years' work experience for MBA)

Accommodation for International Students

·        University accommodation is guaranteed to international students who choose Roehampton as their firm choice and satisfy the eligibility criteria.

·        The University offers a variety of well-equipped on-campus rooms across their site.

It also help students to find accommodation off campus, utilising the wide range of accommodation suitable for students available to rent in Roehampton and the surrounding area.

·        For undergraduate students in 2017-18, prices range from £112 per week (continuing students) or £117.25 (first years), to £173.60 per week for premium accommodation. Every room is a single furnished bedroom (some premium rooms have double beds) with internet access and fees include utility bills and contents insurance. Every room has a wash basin, and all the accommodation is self-catered. Some rooms are en-suite or semi en-suite. All premium rooms are en-suite and have a double bed or a balcony.

Roehampton is a member of the Santander Universities Network, which offers scholarships up to £5,000 for one year of a course. In addition, the university is part of a government programme to encourage men into primary teaching careers, and offers a £1,000 scholarship for each year of a three year course in primary education. Music and sports based scholarships are also available. The university also has 29 master's scholarships, worth £10,000 each, available.

For more details please log into the university website.

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1841




Full-time UG & PG Fees 12,500 GBP to 15,000 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

For general living costs such as accommodation, food, books, clothing etc, it is impossible to provide an exact figure as all students are different and have different lifestyles. UKVI recommends 1015 GBP for 9 months.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 69

World University Rankings 2017 : 601-800

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 93


University of Roehampton Erasmus House Roehampton Lane London SW15 5PU

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