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University of Reading (Exchange)
Reading, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: URI applicants only
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Fields of Studies: See Program Description Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 6. Non Traditional
Program Description:
Program Description:
University of ReadingThe University of Reading was established in 1892 and is currently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The university consists of three campuses situated on the Thames River and offers a world-class reputation for teaching, interdisciplinary research and links to business. Students at the University of Reading enjoy the very best education, delivered by academics with a rare passion for their subject and supported by a range of outstanding resources and research. The university's strong academic program, state-of-the-art technology, and picturesque 18th-century campus make it an attractive study abroad choice. 

The main Whiteknights campus is set on 320 acres of award-winning parkland, which provides the backdrop to a unique mix of traditional and modern architecture. The campus offers a thriving community with a diverse student body from 150 countries and features one of the UK’s best student clubs. 
  • Student Population: 17,000
  • International Student Population: 6,000 (~35%)
The Whiteknights campus is just a short walk or bus ride from the center of Reading and lies at the heart of the Thames Valley. Located just 40 miles from London, Reading is also considered one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan towns in the south east of England. With a population of roughly 155,000, Reading is both large enough to boast a range of shops, bars, restaurants, arts and sport venues, but small enough to feel welcoming. The town has a proud history of welcoming people from across the globe, and international students often comment on the warm atmosphere and multicultural vibe found here. Reading also boasts excellent transport links across the UK and to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and it is located close to some of the most scenic stretches of the Thames River including the Chilterns and the Berkshire Downs. 

University of Reading Study Abroad Homepage
Study Abroad Incoming Brochure 2017-18.pdf


Students will be directly enrolled into courses at Reading, offering exposure - and even full immersion - into that country's education system. Students have the option of enrolling into a variety of subjects and academic levels.

Click here for a description of the British university teaching style when studying abroad at Reading.
Guide to Selecting Courses at Reading (information relating to course level, course codes selection criteria and descriptions) 
Courses Available:
American Studies
Art History
Chemistry Computer Science Communication
Economics Education and Community Studies English
Engineering Film and Drama French
Food Science and Tech. German Geography
Horticulture Law Mathematics
Music Philosophy Physics
Social Sciences Soil Sciences Statistics
Click here for a full list of offered courses in a recent Reading Course Catalog. 

Transfer Credit Process: 
Because you are taking courses at a foreign institution and receiving a transcript from the Host University, students earn transfer credit. Transfer credits may be given only for those courses in which the student received a grade equivalent to a “C” (2.00) or better. It is also important to note that all grades earned overseas will not be calculated into a URI student’s G.P.A.
To receive transfer credit earned while participating in a URI approved Study Abroad Program, students must obtain prior approval from the appropriate department chair, academic advisor and the academic dean of their college (this process is outlined within your URIAbroad application).

*Note - students on a full semester program must be enrolled in the equivalent of at least 12 credits. This is to maintain full-time status at URI while abroad.


Reading offers students with quite the diverse range of accommodation options based on student preferences for:
                → Room-Type (single-occupancy, double occupancy, en-suite, or studio)
                → Location (all residence halls are conveniently located within a 15 minute walk to the heart of campus and local transportation to the city center, local shops & restaurants)
                → Facilities (private vs shared bathroom)

Meal Options: (self-catered or catered)
                → Students who choose to include a meal plan (catered) are given a weekly credit of £63 to use across 7 catering options on-campus all with diverse meal options and                              flexible hours

Click here for the Student Accommodation Guide Accommodation for Study Abroad St. 2017-18.pdf


Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Semester: $9,656 - $13,156
Note: Please view the budget sheet for itemized cost details.


Eligibility Requirements:
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 1 Academic Reference
*Students must first complete their URIAbroad application prior to starting their application with the University of Reading.

If you are interested in applying or want to know more about the application process, please visit our webpages by clicking here.


Program Duration:
Semester Duration URI Application Deadline Reading Application Deadline
Fall Sept. 17 - Dec. 9 May 1st June 1st
Spring Jan. 3 - June 9 October 1st November 1st 

Useful Links:
Official University of Reading Facebook Page
Official University of Reading Youtube Page
University of Reading Student Life

  • URI E-Mail: Although participants are not physically on the URI campus, they should monitor their URI e-mail and e-Campus account on a regular basis and address billing, FAFSA, holds, etc. in a timely manner. 
  • Change of Status: In the event of program cancellation, changes to the intended plan of study, reduction in course load, program relocation, or any other status change, students must notify their respective academic departments as well as the Office of International Education.

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