university-of-reading-sThe University of Reading is a university in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. The University was established in 1892 as University College, Reading, part of the University of Oxford, and received its Royal Charter in 1926. It has become a comprehensive university integrated with research and teaching, and its achievements in all aspects have made the University of Reading a famous university at the forefront of all UK universities.

The University of Reading is located in the warm southeast of England, 60 km west of London, with direct access to London Heathrow International Airport. The university is only 3 km away from Reading city centre. The campuses have lakes, parks, forests and botanical gardens, full of pleasant scenery. The main campus area consists of about 300 hectares. Shopping is very convenient, as there are excellent railway and bus service links. M4 motorway access to central London is just 1 km from the university. Travel to London Heathrow International Airport is only 23 km. By inter-city train, it takes about 22 minutes to reach central London.


Accounting and Economics, Accounting and Management, Agricultural Economic Management, Biomedical Engineering and Cybernetics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, English Classical Literature, Classical Literature and Art History, French Studies and Politics, Applied Computer Science, Biology, Biomedical, Construction Environmental Management, Human and Physical Geography, Social Sciences, Practical Information Science, Business and Management Studies, Business Informatics, Capital Markets and Project Management.

Outstanding Subjects

Communication and Media Studies, Drama, Dance and Film Studies, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Art History, Architecture and Design, Business Management, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Urban Planning and Landscaping, Real Estate and Property Management, Mechanical Engineering, Archaeology, English, Italian, Meteorology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy.

University Facilities

The University of Reading has plenty of living, sports and entertainment facilities, several sports venues and a variety of activities for students. There are more than 130 various student organisations and clubs. Costs inside the university are not expensive. The university is also equipped with good security.

Accommodation Service

The University of Reading ensures new students who apply to the university as their first choice and apply for accommodation before 01 August, will have guaranteed dormitory space during the first year. For those students who want to live off-campus, the University of Reading will assist students to find rental accommodation in the vicinity of the campus. However, this service is only available for registered students that have submitted an application.

The University of Reading’s dormitories have space for more than 4,800 students. They can provide accommodation for the majority of full-time students, including more than 50% of new graduate students. All accommodation is less than one mile away from the main learning facilities of Whiteknights Campus and Bulmershe Court Campus. It is also very close to shops, banks and other public facilities. All accommodation has a bus service, with direct access to the town centre. Each residential building is a distinctive, vibrant community, to provide a reliable place to study and rest. Each building varies in style and size. Students can select their desired learning, living and social facilities, and most residential buildings have a post-graduate area. Hillside and Martindale, in particular, are popular amongst international and graduate students.

Entry Requirements

  1. Foundation and Undergraduate: Usually require IELTS 5.5 points; or a TOEFL score of approximately 500 (173 points computer-based test, with a writing score requirement of 3 points or more).
  2. Master’s: University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree and IELTS 6.5-7.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Costs

Course Category Fees Total
Undergraduate Tuition About £11,000 per year; Living Expenses: £10,000 per year Approximately £22,000
Graduate Tuition About £13,000 per year; Living Expenses: £10,000 per year Approximately £23,000

Please Note: These fees are subject to formal university notices.