University of Reading


Number of students:

We currently have around 40 students from Pakistan studying at the University each year.

Societies and clubs:

Alongside a wide range of interest based societies, there are several international student societies within Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU).

There is also a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University who have a facebook group.


Read what some of our international students have to say about their experiences of living and studying at Reading.


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The University of Reading welcomes students from Pakistan.

Why choose University of reading?

When you become a student with us, you will be joining an institution that is in the top 1% of the world’s universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013. This position reflects our academic reputation and commitment to delivering an excellent all-round education. We have been an international university for more than a century and continue to offer degrees that are highly regarded by employers throughout the world.

English language requirements

The minimum English language levels for courses at the University of Reading are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper) 570, TOEFL (internet) 88. Some courses require higher levels – you should always check with the department or faculty you are applying to.

For more detailed information see the English Language requirements page. We offer ,courses that will help prepare you for study in the UK including English language as well as study skills to help your prepare for our degree programmes.


Study at the University of Reading and you are guaranteed not just outstanding academic support, but also outstanding support to develop the competitive edge you need to succeed after university – wherever your career ambitions lie.

We offer a work placement opportunity to every student, and all of our undergraduate degrees also include career management modules. Add to that numerous opportunities for part-time work and volunteering, as well as our strong links with employers, and you can see how your future career is placed at the heart of your studies.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications must be made through the UCAS website. The UCAS website code name and number for this University is READG R12.

Postgraduate applications should be made directly to the University. More information on applying for postgraduate courses is available here.

Entry requirements

The level at which you can start your study at the University of Reading depends on what level of qualification you have completed currently.

Your highest qualification Likely entry level
Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate International Foundation Programme
Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme. (Visit our International Foundation Programme) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
British/International A Levels Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Other international qualifications such as Australian HSC, US SAT or AP Certificates. Successfully completed first year of a JUAA University degree Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
University Diploma of Faculty of Arts/Science (FA/FSc) combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme. (Visit our International Foundation Programme) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
2 year Bachelor (Pass) of Arts/Science/Commerce Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
3 year Bachelor (Honours) of Arts/Science/Commerce in a relevant subject 2nd year of Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
4 year Bachelor of Engineering/Science Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
2 year Masters degree Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
Master of Engineering/Science Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)

What can I study?

Annual fundA full list of available modules available can be found at our Study Abroad Programme Modules pages.

You can access full module descriptions for each module, including teaching and learning methods, learning outcomes and contact hours. All modules show the credit values in UK credits and ECTS.

We also have the following Language based module available for non-native English speaking Study Abroad Programme students –  LA1PE8 – English for Erasmus students (Full year; 10 ECTS)

Please note that you can only modules noted on the Erasmus & Study Abroad pages are available for selection.

Guide to selecting modules

To identify easily the precise level of difficulty and relevance of each module you can use:

  • Module code
  • Module descriptions

Each module taught at Reading has a unique 6 or 7 digit code e.g. HS3STA. The first two letters of the module code identify the subject e.g. HS = History.

The first numeral indicates the level of the module, corresponding to the year of the degree programme in which it is taught:

  • 1= First year
  • 2 = Second year
  • 3 = Third year
  • M = Master (postgraduate level – only available for students on postgraduate exchanges)

Modules noted as being taught for Autumn & Spring are taught once over the two terms, not once in Autumn and once in Spring. It is possible to select modules that are taught over two terms if you are here for only one term – you will receive a reduced amount of credit.


Students coming to Reading through department owned exchanges generally can only select modules from the subject area noted in the agreement between our institutions.

Students coming to Reading via university-wide partnerships can select modules in any subject area, providing that you have the necessary background knowledge in order to successfully complete the module.

“Getting the chance to study, live and be friends with people from all over the world added so much to the experience”‘

Hamsa Aboulfotouh

“The modules are wonderful, and all of the instructors have real experience in the subjects they teach”.

Dizzie Hill

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