University of Florida

For the Gator Good...

University of FloridaThe top university in the 'Sunshine State', the University of Florida (UF) is a new exchange partner that can offer many Reading students a wonderful American campus experience. Part of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), UF is one of the USA's largest universities, but is also consistently ranked as one of the best.

Situated on a 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, UF has everything you would expect from a major US institution. With over 50,000 students, it can offer an experience very different to many of our existing exchange partners across the world. UF offers numerous top quality academic and support services, as well as a broad range of modules across a wide selection of subject areas.

With local transport links enabling travel within Florida and beyond, Gainesville has a thriving a music and arts scene, as well as historic architecture, pristine parks and numerous places to socialise.

With an excellent all-year round climate, see if you can be part of the 'Gator Nation'...

UF information:

Who can participate?

Most Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at UoF (except HBS - please see the subject pages )

NB: Limited places available

Entry requirements:

Minimum 60% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: August - December
  • Semester 2: January - May

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  Suggested €7-8k per semester based on (students need to prove minimum €1500 per month of stay for visa purposes)
Additional Costs:
  • Visa is required to study in the US
  • Will need to take out compulsory insurance - either from UoF or alternative (see insurance section in money matters page).

NB - Eligible students can recoup funds through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the UoF will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a full academic year when their degree has a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority for places than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at UoF than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places.
    • Capacity constraints at partner institution
    • Academic performance
    • Personal Statement
    • Spread of subjects
    • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
    • Duration of Study Abroad placement
    • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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