United States of America

Key facts

Number of students:

We currently have around 100 students from the United States of America 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. We also have a special Americas Facebook Group for current or prospective students from the Americas as well as an Americas Twitter account for students from this region.

Profiles:

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

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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. High school diploma
Your highest qualification Likely entry level

US High School Diploma with GPA of 3.0/4.0

Foundation Programme

Equivalent to A*AA at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.7 AND a minimum score of 2200 combined in the SAT Reasoning Test AND one of the following:
A score of 5 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 750 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to A*AA at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.7 AND a minimum score of at least 34 on the ACT Test AND one of the following:
A score of 5 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 750 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to A*AA at UK A-level:
Completed Year 1 of a US bachelor’s degree with a final GPA of 3.7

Equivalent to AAA at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.7 AND a minimum score of 2150 combined in the SAT Reasoning Test AND one of the following:
A score of 5 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 750 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to AAA at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.7 AND a minimum score of 34 on the ACT Test AND one of the following:
A score of 5 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 750 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores

Equivalent to AAA at UK A-level:
Completed Year 1 of a US bachelor’s degree with a final GPA of 3.7

Equivalent to AAB at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.5 AND a minimum score of 2000 combined in the SAT Reasoning Test AND one of the following:
A minimum score of one 5 & one 4 or higher in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 700 or higher in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to AAB at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.5 AND a minimum score of 32 on the ACT Test AND one of the following:
A minimum score of one 5 and one 4 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 700 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to AAB at UK A-level:
Completed Year 1 of a US bachelor’s degree with a final GPA of 3.5

Equivalent to ABB at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.3 AND a minimum score of 1900 combined in the SAT Reasoning Test AND one of the following:
A minimum score of 4 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 650 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to ABB at UK A-level:

High School Diploma with GPA of 3.3 AND a score of at least 30 on the ACT Test AND one of the following:
A score of 4 or higher in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 650 o in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to ABB at UK A-level:
Completed Year 1 of a US bachelor’s degree with a final GPA of 3.3

Equivalent to BBB at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum score of 1850 combined in the SAT Reasoning Test AND one of the following:
A minimum score of 4 in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 600 in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to BBB at UK A-level:
High School Diploma with GPA of 3.0 AND a score of at least 28 on the ACT Test AND one of the following:
A score of 4 or higher in two Group A Advanced Placement tests OR
A minimum score of 600 o in two different SAT Subject Tests OR
A mixture of SAT Subject Tests and AP Tests with scores at these levels

Equivalent to BBB at UK A-level:
Completed Year 1 of a US bachelor’s degree with a final GPA of 3.0

Please note, only Group A, AP exams will be accepted. For more information, please follow this link to the UCAS approved AP grouping list.

The University of Reading's SAT and AP assignment code is 7381

Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Successfully completed first year of a US University degree Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors Degree)
Four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA of 3.0 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.  

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 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.

Scholarships

The University offers £4M worth of scholarships each year in addition to national programmes from both the British government and the US 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 Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to US citizens wishing to study, lecture or pursue research in the UK.
  • Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. For more information on these, and how to apply, please click here.
  • The US government offers the Gilman Scholarship especially for non-degree study abroad students.
  • The World bank funding offers scholarships for graduate programmes in certain areas. Details can be found on their website.  

Loans

Study Abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad at the University of Reading during the academic year? Please visit our Erasmus and Study Abroad pages to learn more about opportunities and to apply.

We also have opportunities for students who are looking to spend a few weeks in the UK, studying in the summer at the University of Reading. Please visit our International Summer School webpages to learn more about opportunities and to apply directly!


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Our Representatives in the United States of America

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

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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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