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Study abroad

Our Department runs one of the most successful exchange programmes in the University of Reading and we have a proven track record in providing an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students.​​

You will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada or the USA. All courses offered by our partners are taught in English and usually last for three months during the autumn term of your final year. There are also limited places available for students wishing to study abroad for a whole year.

Our partner universities include:

  • La Trobe University (Australia)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • University Centre Svalbard (Norway)
  • Colorado State University (United States)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (United States)
  • University of Kansas (United States)
  • University of Rhode Island (United States)

Tuition fees, field classes and bursaries

The Erasmus exchange programme is funded by the European Union. Each participating student receives an Erasmus grant which contributes to travel and living costs, as well as further language tuition, if desired. Tuition fees and field classes are also included in the cost of the Erasmus exchange to partner institutions in Europe.

There is no guaranteed funding for study abroad to partner institutions in the USA or Australia, although some grants towards travel costs may be available via competitive travel bursaries.

"It was an amazing and positive experience. I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and immersing myself in Norwegian culture. Due to my experience, I am now contemplating studying a master's abroad."

Rihannon Lee

BSc Human Geography, including Erasmus exchange to a partner institution in Norway

International field classes

In addition to the compulsory Year 1 field class in the UK that is included in the price of your undergraduate fees, students have the choice of a Year 2 field class to a destination ranging from European cities to Mediterranean landscapes. A significant number of students also choose to take an optional field class in their final year. The most popular destination is Iceland.

Find a place with us for 2017 entry

Find out more about how to apply to us through Clearing and Adjustment for 2017 entry.

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