Sri Lanka

Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 10 students from Sri Lanka 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.


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


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The University of Reading welcomes students from Sri Lanka.

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
Qualifications below Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A-level) or London A Levels International Foundation Programme
Qualifications below Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A-level) or London A Levels combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme (Visit our International Foundation Programme) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A-level) or London A Levels Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Polytechnics and Junior Technical Institutes awarding National and Higher National Diplomas 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 Australian HSC, US SAT or AP Certificates Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Successfully completed first year of a Sri Lankan University degree Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
4 year Special Degree (usually in arts & science) Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree)
4 Year Professional Degree (i.e. Agriculture, Architecture, Dental Science, Engineering, Law, Veterinary Science) Taught Postgraduate (Masters Degree
Masters degree study (2 years in Sri Lanka following BA degree) 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. If your highest level of qualification is below Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education or London A levels, 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 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 Sri Lankan 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 student funding search

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Our Representatives in Sri Lanka

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.

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