Key facts

Number of students:

We have around 23 Norwegian students studying each year at the University.

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.  

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 profiles of international students who are currently at Reading

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
Vitnemål -vidergaende opplaering with overall Grade 4.5 (for programmes ABB to AAB ) or Grade 4.0 (for programmes BBB to BBC) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Bachelors degree (post 2003) with overall grade B Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
Masters degree (from 2003); Candidatus Realium/Candidatus Philologiae (pre 2003); or Magister Artium Research Postgraduate (Doctoral Degree)

English Language Requirements

The minimum English language levels for degree courses at the University of Reading are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper) 570, TOEFL (internet) 88. We also accept the Norway Vitnemål with overall Grade 4 in English in place of an IELTS test score.

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 requirements 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 code name and number for this University is READG R12. Find out more about applying through UCAS

UCAS now provides guidance in Norwegian for students interesting in applying to programmes in the UK. You can find this information on the UCAS website here: UCAS International Guides.

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 Norwegian government.

  • The following website addresses will take you directly to information on scholarship opportunities at the University of Reading: Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research

External Scholarships

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Our Representatives in Norway

We have representatives who are able and willing to assist you with your application.

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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.

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