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Application for Enrollment for entry in September 2023 and January 2024 is now closed.

Please email if you would like to be informed when applications for entry in September 2024 open.

Fees for the 2024/25 academic year have not yet been set but we regret that they will need to be higher than the 2023/24 academic year.

The Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading is offering scheduled online courses with support from internationally-renowned academic staff. 

This training is suitable for professional meteorologists, consultants, STEM students, graduates and academics seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge. The courses may be suitable CPD for chartered meteorologists.

We welcome applications and inquiries from people in the UK and around the world. 

What to expect

  • Each week, new lecture notes with videos.
  • Weekly live online interactive sessions.
  • Exercises and assessments.
  • The opportunity to ask for help at live online sessions and on class discussion boards.
  • To study between four and eight hours per week.
  • Individual feedback on your work.
  • A certificate when you successfully complete the course.

The courses

Application, fees and further information

  • Anyone is welcome to apply. Look at the prerequisites before you apply. If in doubt please email
  • The course fee for the 2023-24 academic year is £500 per course for international and UK learners.
  • Competitive scholarships for 80% of the fee are available for people from low income countries.
  • You should not enroll on more than one course per term.
  • There are no university credits associated with these courses.
  • In your application carefully describe how your experience provides you with the prerequisites.
  • Apply by 10 September for the September to December courses.
  • Apply by 19 December for the January to March courses.
  • For scholarships, apply by 20 August for the September to December courses 30 November for the January to March courses.

Apply to take a meteorology and climate online course.


Competitive scholarships for 80% of the fee are available for people from low to lower-middle income countries as defined by the UN's list of least developed countries and the OECD list.

When you fill in the application form, describe:

  • why you are suitable for a scholarship
  • how you meet the pre-requisites
  • how you or your country will benefit from you taking the specific course you are applying for.

Successful candidates will be asked to pay a reduced fee of £100.

Deadlines: 20 August 2023 for the September to December courses and 30 November 2023 for the January to March courses.

Royal Meteorological Society

There is a 10% discount on course fees for existing members of the Royal Meteorological Society.

There is a 10% discount on membership of the Royal Meteorological Society for those who pay full course fees.