Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 12 students from Canada 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 also a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University who have a facebook group. We also have a special Americas Facebook Group for current or prospective students from the Americas as well as an Americas Twitter account for students from this region.


Read profiles of international students who are currently at Reading 

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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
Canadian High School Diploma* 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 US SAT or AP Certificates Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Canadian Bachelor degree Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
Masters degree study Research Postgraduate (Doctoral Degree)

*The University of Reading's entry requirements for Canada vary by region, but the information below can be used as a guide. Please note that exact requirements may differ for certain programmes.

  • Ontario: OSSD with an overall average of 75/80% over six grades 12 U, U/C or M subjects, Pass English Literacy Test & minimum Level 3C in English
  • British Columbia & Yukon: Secondary School Grad Diploma with AAABB/BBBBBB in Grade 12 courses
  • Alberta, New Brunswick, New Foundland, NW Territories, Novia Scotia: General High School Dip with with an overall
    average across 5 Grade 12 subjects
  • Manitoba: High School Graduation Diploma with 5 credits awarded at the 300 level in at least 4 subject areas, with an overall average of 75/80%
  • Quebec: DEC or DCS with overall average of 75/80%

Please note: Interested applicants from Prince Edward Island or Nunavut should contact us for more information.

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) enables students that don't have the above-mentioned qualifications that are required 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 Language requirement 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 Canadian government.   The following website addresses will take you directly to information on scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading: student funding search  

External Scholarships:

Study Abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad at the University of Reading during the academic year? Please visit our Erasmus and Study Abroad pages to learn more about opportunities and to apply directly!

We also have opportunities for students who are looking to spend a few weeks in the UK, studying in the summer at the University of Reading? Please visit our  International Summer School webpages to learn more about opportunities and to apply directly!

The University of Reading in your region

Our Representatives in Canada

We have a 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 Canada

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