Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 150 students from Cyprus 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), including a Cyprus Hellenic Society. Click here to find out more about Student Societies at Reading. We have a special Facebook Group for students from Europe who are currently studying with us, or who are interested in studying at Reading. Visit our Europe Facebook Group.


Read what some of our international students have to say about their experiences of living and studying at Reading. We are also proud to have several members of staff at the University of Reading who have Cypriot origins, for example, Professor Alina Tryfonidou in the School of Law.

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
Cypriot Apolytirion with 15/20 or Cypriot Devlet Lise Diplomasi with 7/10 International Foundation Programme
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
British/International A Levels Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)

Undergraduate programmes requiring AAB at UK A-level: Apolytirion with 19.5/20 OR 18.5/20 and 1 A Level at Grade A where we have a subject specific requirement

Undergraduate programmes requiring ABB at UK A-level: Apolytirion with 19/20 OR 18/20 and 1 A Level at Grade A where we have a subject specific requirement

Undergraduate programmes requiring BBC-BBB at UK A-level: Apolytirion with 18.5/20 OR 18/20 and 1 A Level at Grade B where we have a subject specific requirement (Modern Greek A Level not acceptable with Apolytirion)

Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Successfully complete first part (first two years) of a University of Cyprus degree Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
University of Cyprus Bachelors Degree 7/10 Taught Postgraduate (Masters 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 Devlet Lise Diplomasi and Lise Bitirme Diplomasi, then 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 requirements 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 Cypriot government.  

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

External Scholarships

The University of Reading in your region

Alumni Ambassadors

We have an Alumni Ambassador in Cyprus who would be happy to talk to you about what it is like to study at Reading. To find out more, contact the International Office or get in touch via Facebook.

Our Representatives in Cyprus

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

The University of Reading takes part in the British Council exhibitions in November and visits the island throughout the year. To find out more, contact the International Office or get in touch via Facebook. In addition, the list below gives details of when we will next be in your country. You can find out more information about each event by clicking on the entry.

British Council

British Council Cyprus

Events in your region

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