Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 10 students from Brazil 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). Click here to find out more about student societies at Reading, who have a facebook group.

There is a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University and a Latin American and Spanish society.


Read profiles of international students who are currently at Reading.



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The University of Reading welcomes students from Brazil.

Entry requirements

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
Certificado de Conclusao de 2' Grau Foundation/Bridging programme International Foundation Programme
Certificado de Conclusao de 2' Grau combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme International Foundation Programme Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Successfully completed first year of a Brazilian University degree 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 Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Bacheral or Licenciado (when awarded after a minimum of four years) Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
Masters degree study Research Postgraduate (Doctoral Degree)

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) enables students that don't have qualifications equivalent to British A-levels to access undergraduate university degree courses. If your highest level of qualification is the Certificado de Conclusao de 2' Grau, it is likely that you will need to complete this Programme before you can study for a degree.   The IFP will provide you with the academic training, language and study skills to start your undergraduate studies with knowledge and confidence and will prepare you for undergraduate study in three ways:
  • by providing academic training in three subjects
  • by developing your English language abilities
  • by enabling you to acquire the study and life skills which you will need on your degree programme.
  Please see the International Foundation Programme pages for more details.  

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.

Applications and funding

How to apply

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

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


The University offers £4M worth of scholarships each year in addition to national programmes from both the British government and Brazilian government.  
  • The following website addresses will take you directly to information on scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading: student funding search

External Scholarships

Science Without Borders

The Science without Borders scheme (Ciência sem Fronteiras) is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhDs to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world. Masters students are not covered by this funding.

The University of Reading is a participating institution and further details on the programme, application information, and the specific subjects covered by this scheme at Reading can be found on this section of our website: Science Without Borders - Brazil.

To apply for this scholarship candidates need to be nominated by their home institution and apply through CAPES and CNPq.

Applications under the scheme should be submitted via Science without Borders application portal, which will be open from 7th January 2015 until 23rd January 2015. Links to this, and further information on all our participating Schools, and available Undergraduate programmes and PhD research areas can be found on our website, via the above link.

If you are interested in applying to Reading via this scheme, you may wish to join our Facebook group, where you can meet and contact curent and past students who have studied with us: Facebook Science without Borders.


The University of Reading in your region

Our Representatives in Brazil

We have representatives who are able and willing to assist you with your application.  Find an approved representative>>>

Please use only one representative.

Meet us in your region

Staff from the University of Reading attend a number of fairs and education exhibitions across the world. The list below gives details of when we will be in your region. You can find out more information about each event by clicking on the entry.

British Council

British Council Brazil

Events in your region

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