Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 30 students from Brunei 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.

There is a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University who have a facebook group. Reading also has a specific society for Bruneian students called RUMBSA - Reading University Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean Association. RUMBSA

The University of Reading is part of the British Universities Brunei Association (BUBA). BUBA is an association of British universities dedicated to promoting mobility between Brunei students and UK universities. To find out more please visit the website


Read profiles of international students who are currently at Reading

Alumni: Read the profile of our International Alumni Ambassador for Brunei, Raihan Nokman -  Alumni Profile Raihan Nokman

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The University of Reading welcomes students from Brunei.

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
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)
Diploma (3-year post-STPM) (from Institutes and Colleges) holders with strong results 2nd year of Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
University of Brunei Darussalam Bachelor degree 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. 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 requirement page.   We offer International Study and Language Institute - English language courses, assessment and consultancy, 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 Bruneian government.

The following website addresses will take you directly to information on the numerous scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading:

International Baccalaureate Scholarship (for IB Diploma students only)

Henley Business School Undergraduate Scholarships

International Master's Bursaries for all postgraduate degree disciplines

Henley Business School Postgraduate Scholarships

PhD Scholarship opportunities

Student funding search - for more details of subject specific scholarships available at undergraduate and postgraduate level, within Law, Economics, Psychology, Chemistry and many more of our Schools and Departments.

External Scholarships

  • The Ministry of Education in Brunei offers a wide range of funding opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Please enquire directly with the Scholarships Unit for further information.
  • This is a direct link to the  Chevening Scholarships which are open to postgraduate students only
  • This is a direct link to the Department for International Development website, which offers a shared scholarship scheme.
  • The World bank funding offers scholarships for graduate programmes in certain areas. Details can be found on their website.
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities offers scholarships to Commonwealth countries. Details can be found on their website. countries.

The University of Reading in your region

Our South East Asia Ambassadors 

Current students from across the South East AsiaStudentsoutsideRUMBSA region are available for you to contact with any queries. Many of our Ambassadors are commitee members of our Student Society groups and are very happy to help prospective students with their questions about the University.

Please visit the South East Asia at Reading Facebook page in order to get in touch with our Ambassadors:

South East Asia Facebook Page

You can also get in touch with our Ambassadors from the Reading University Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean Association (RUMBSA) by visiting their website:


Please note our Student Societies are run by students, for students, and are independent of the University.

Our Representatives in Brunei

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

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