There are two different scholarships available.
Firstly, there is the Country Scholarship for all students from a large number of specific countries. Then there is the IFP Ambassador Scholarship that any student can apply for.
Both scholarships are worth a £3,000 discount on tuition fees. In addition, students on integrated four-year degrees with International Foundation Year will automatically be considered for the Vice Chancellor Global Scholarship Award worth a £4,000 discount for each year of study.
IFP Ambassador Scholarship - a great opportunity!
If you are an IFP applicant who is excited about studying at the University of Reading in the UK and are happy to share your experience with a wider audience through social media and creating content like videos and photos for the IFP, then you should apply for the IFP Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarship will provide a £3,000 discount of tuition fees for the IFP year and is open for all non-sponsored international fee paying students to apply.
The number of scholarships available is limited and so you will need to submit a scholarship application. This application will involve submitting a 3000 character essay explaining your suitability as an IFP Ambassador. Being an IFP Ambassador involves upholding the values of the programme through high academic engagement and may involve taking part in promotional activities telling prospective students about the experience of being on the IFP.
How to apply
To apply for the IFP Ambassador Scholarship, students will need to have applied for a place on the IFP and accepted their offer.
Application submission deadlines:
- IFP September entry: 5 June 2022
- IFP September entry: 31 July 2022
- IFP January entry: 20 November 2022
Candidates unsuccessful in the first iteration of the University of Reading IFP Ambassador Scholarship Scheme 2022 are welcome to re-apply as part of this second iteration. The University of Reading IFP Ambassador Scholarship scheme does not award Scholarships in order of application and does not start the selection process until after the closing date.
To apply for the IFP Ambassador Scholarship, first, you need to apply to the IFP. Please read our information on How to apply for an IFP.
If you already applied and have an offer for a place on the IFP, you can apply for the IFP Ambassador Scholarship through the Me@reading Applicant portal.
Applicants paying international tuition fees, from the countries below, will receive an IFP Scholarship applied as a discount to their tuition fees. Look at the country-specific information below to check your eligibility for an IFP Scholarship.
How will I receive the Scholarship?
The Scholarship is automatically applied as a discount to the international tuition fees of eligible students for the foundation year only.
To receive the Scholarship discount, applicants must accept their IFP offer and enrol on their chosen IFP course.
If you are a sponsored student and a separate discount on tuition fees has been agreed between the sponsor and the University of Reading, then only one discount or scholarship will apply and this will be whichever discount is to the highest value.
Students from the following countries are eligible for a discount of £3,000 on their IFP foundation year tuition fees:
- Middle Eastern countries, including Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
- North Africa, including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
"One of the best decisions in my life was to become a student at the University of Reading. I quickly learnt to become independent and well organised."
Nour Darwish, Egypt. BSc Construction Management, and Reading MENA Committee (Welfare Officer)
Details of how to apply for the Vice-Chancellor Global Scholarship Award and other University of Reading undergraduate scholarships is available on our undergraduate scholarships page.