Republic of Ireland

Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 160 students from the Republic of Ireland studying at the University each year.

Societies and clubs:

We have a wide range of interest-based societies, as well as sports societies and clubs. Click here to find out more about Student Societies at Reading. We have a special Facebook Group for students from the European Union who are currently studying with us, or who are interested in studying at Reading. Visit our Europe Facebook Group.


Read what some of our other European and 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 Irish origins, for example, Dr Orla Kennedy in the School of Food and Nutritional Science. 

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

Irish Leaving Certificate with AAABB in Highers (for programmes requiring AAB to ABB at UK A-level)


Irish Leaving Certificate with BBBBB-BBCCC in Highers (for programmes requiring BBB - BBC at UK A-level)

Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Honours Bachelors degree with Second Class Honours, grade I Postgraduate Degree (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.

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 EU funding sources.  

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

The University of Reading in your region

Meet us in your region

To find out when we will next be visiting Ireland, do get in touch with us by email or Facebook.

British Council

British Council Ireland


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