Hong Kong (SAR-PRC)

Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 199 students from Hong Kong studying at the University each year.

Societies and clubs:

Alongside a wide range of interest based societies, there is a Hong Kong Student Society within Reading University Students' Union (RUSU): https://www.rusu.co.uk/societies/uorcs/

There is also a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University who have a facebook page: www.facebook.com/RUSUnews
Reading International Office is on Facebook, please come and join us! If you want to connect with students from Hong Kong please see our University of Reading East Asia facebook pages:


Read what some of our international students have to say about their experiences of living and studying at Reading.

Alumni: Next event in your region

The University of Reading welcomes students from Hong Kong.

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
Hong Kong A-levels Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) - 4,4,4 - 5,5,5  Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - 30-35 points 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)
Successfully completed first year of a University degree Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
4-year Bachelor degree Taught and Research Postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral 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 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 Hong Kong Special Administrative 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

Our Representatives in Hong Kong

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 China

Events in your region

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