Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The university offers in-country pre-departure briefings and advice.
  • The university also offers a meet and greet service, a welcome programme, visa support and information on UK healthcare.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0-6.5.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • If students make Reading their first choice, firmly accept a place, and return their application for accommodation by the relevant deadline, they are guaranteed a study bedroom in university accommodation.
  • All hall accommodation is either on campus or within easy walking distance of campus, local shops, banks and social facilities, with bus routes nearby.
  • The university offers both self-catered and catered accommodation, all with internet access. Some Halal meals are available in catered halls and packed lunches can be provided during Ramadan.
  • Accommodation contracts are available for 40 weeks, or 51 weeks including the full summer vacation. Both contracts include Christmas and Easter vacations.
  • Accommodation is available for mature students, couples and families. 

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £15,680 £15,270
Mixed - -
Laboratory £18,860 £18,300
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?