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Coming to study in the UK – University of Reading

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Coming to study in the UK

Coming to study in the UK is a big decision – and if you choose well, it's a decision that can lead to exciting and rewarding experiences.

At Reading, we want you to make a success of your UK studies. Our International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) is here to help you get the best academic results you can and enjoy your time studying in the UK.

We offer a variety of programmes and courses that can improve your English language and study skills, while introducing you to life at a UK university. And, if you are thinking about taking a degree with us here at Reading, our programmes may make it easier for you to get on to a course.

Pre-degree courses for international students

We offer the following programmes to help you get accepted on to a university course in the UK and make a success of it once you are here.

International Foundation Programme (IFP)

On this pathway programme, you will gain the academic training, language and study skills you need to start an undergraduate degree in the UK with confidence.

If you want to improve your English before you start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the UK, this BALEAP-accredited programme is for you.

Depending on your choice of degree, it may also make it easier for you to progress to course at Reading, by contributing 0.5 to your IELTS score.

English language tests

To certify your English language skills when applying for university courses, we offer the choice of the following high-quality, established tests.

  • The Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP), used by many higher education institutions in the UK, is a straightforward test, which demonstrates your language skills on a single topic.
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a globally recognised qualification that is trusted by individuals and organisations worldwide for its fairness, reliability and high standards.

Study Abroad – coming to Reading

The University of Reading makes an ideal choice if you want to study abroad for part of your degree. It's a relaxed and friendly place to live and study, with London and many other exciting and historic places of interest nearby.

You will join a vibrant community of students from around the world, and we can help you develop the English language skills you need to complete your studies successfully.


​ONce you're at Reading

We're here to help you get the most out of your studies once you start your degree course at Reading. Whether you need English language support or would like to learn another language, we can help.

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