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International students

If you're joining us from another country, we want to make your transition as easy as possible.

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations thrives on the lively academic environment developed from cross cultural collaboration and both our students and staff communities are made up of people from all around the globe.

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme is an access course especially designed for students without British A-level qualifications or the equivalent. The IFP will provide you with the skills you need to start undergraduate studies in most degrees at Reading. If you're planning on studying one of our courses, you have the option to choose modules in Politics and Economics as part of the IFP.

The International Student Experience team

 At Reading, a team of advisers are available to offer support to international students on issues such as; money matters, visa queries, accommodation, and even help with defining words which might be unfamiliar to you. You can also benefit from the Reading University International Mentoring Scheme, matching you with a current student mentor at the University.

"My interest in Politics and Social Science attracted me to my degree. We have really passionate lecturers and academics, who are really keen on helping us to expand our knowledge and give suggestions. As a student from China, I am far away from all my friends and family at home. But I stayed in halls in my first year, and that made me feel more comfortable. I also tried to join many University societies, doing all different sorts of activities with my new friends. Reading town provides us with a really peaceful, clean and sociable environment to live and study, with many options for shopping, food and communication."

Wenni Gu, China,

BA International Relations and Economics

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