Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 160 students from Thailand 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 who have a facebook group.

There is a group for international students at Reading called International Students at Reading University. There is also a Thai Student Society which you can find more about at their Facebook Page: Thai Students Society


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 Thailand.

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
Mat 6 (M6) school leaving certificate and National State University Entrance Examination International Foundation Programme
Mat 6 (M6) school leaving certificate and National State University Entrance Examinationi combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme. (Visit our International Foundation Programme) Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
2 year post-M6 certificates and diplomas awarded by the Institute of Technology and Vocational Education 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)
A good Bachelor degree from a good Thai university Taught Postgraduate (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. If your highest level of qualification is the Upper Secondary School Certificate, 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 website code name and number for this University is READG R12.  

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

International Baccalaureate Scholarship (for IB Diploma students only)

Henley Business School Undergraduate Scholarships

International Master's Bursaries for all postgraduate degree disciplines

Henley Business School Postgraduate Scholarships - with specific awards for Thai students available

PhD Scholarship opportunities

Student funding search - for more details of subject specific scholarships available at undergraduate and postgraduate level, within Law, Economics, Psychology, Chemistry and many more of our Schools and Departments

External Scholarships

The University of Reading in your region


The University will be running an Interview Day in Bangkok on Sunday 24th April 2016. The Interview Day will take place between 10:00-14:40 at the Bangkok Renaissance Ratchaprasong Hotel. For further details and to register, please visit:

Interview Day in Bangkok Registration

Our South East Asia Ambassadors

VinyuCurrent students from across the South East Asia region are available for you to contact with any queries. Many of our Ambassadors are commitee members of our Student Society groups and are very happy to help prospective students with their questions about the University.

Please visit the South East Asia at Reading Facebook page in order to contact our Ambassadors:

SEA Facebook Page

The University Students Union has a Thai Society or you can also get in touch with our Thai Ambassadors by visiting the Thai Students Society Facebook page.

Thai Students Society

Thai Society Facebook Page

Please note our Student Societies are run by students, for students, and are independent of the University.

Our Representatives in Thailand

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 Thailand

Events in your region

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