The University of Reading is a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Home to more than 23,000 students, the university is proud to welcome staff and students from all of the world.

According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, it is 202nd worldwide and 27th in the UK.


Results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2021 were announced in May 2022, and confirm the University of Reading’s place as a leading research-intensive university in a competitive UK research environment.

Their research (overall outputs, impact and environment) was assessed as:

  • 40% world-leading (4*)
  • 46% internationally excellent (3*)
  • 13% recognised internationally (2*)
  • 2% recognised nationally (1*).

This represents a 10% increase in 3* and 4* research since the last REF assessment in 2014, with Reading increasing its position among UK universities. In addition, they were placed 35th out of 157 institutions in the UK by research power, a measure of the quality and quantity of research.

International students

By studying at the University of Reading, you will become part of a truly international community of more than 5000 international students from over 140 countries.

The university’s website provides useful information on fees and funding, scholarships, and living costs.

Student reviews

“The learning environment is fantastic. The lecturers are friendly and approachable, and the facilities are state-of-the-art. I now have a global outlook on my field of study and feel ready for any challenges I might face.” – Christopher Kasonde, MSc Food Security and Development

“When I first walked on to campus, it just felt like home. I knew straight away that this was the place for me and I would be happy here.” – Bethan White, BA Classical Studies and English Literature

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