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Study abroad

In an increasingly international and mobile world, studying abroad can help boost your future employability. Nanjing Field Trip

It provides an exciting opportunity to acquire numerous transferable and desirable skills, and study specialisms additional to what's offered at Reading. It's also a fantastic life experience!

You have the option to take our Study Abroad module, subject to meeting requirements*, which is available across all our courses. All courses offered by our partner universities are taught in English.

You also have the option of spending a full year studying at one of our partner institutions on our four-year degree.

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 Geography (Human), 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.

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(*)Where Study Abroad is not a compulsory part of the degree programme, the University of Reading cannot guarantee that every applicant who applies for the scheme will be successful. Whilst efforts are made to secure sufficient places at partner institutions, the number of places available and the University's partners can vary year-on-year. In all cases, the University cannot guarantee that it will be possible for applicants to choose to study abroad at a particular institution. For further information on the University's Study Abroad Scheme please contact

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