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If you're joining us from another country, we want to make your transition as easy as possible.

The School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics thrives on the lively academic environment developed from cross cultural collaboration and both our students and staff communities are made up of people from all around the globe.

The International Student Experience Team

The University’s International Student Advisory Team offer support on issues such as visas, immigration, and understanding UK culture. You can also benefit from the STaR Mentor Scheme, matching you with a current student mentor at the University before you start here.

Read more about International Student Support at Reading

International Foundation Programme

If you don't have British A levels or the equivalent, our International Foundation Programme (IFP) is an access course which will provide you with the skills you need to start your undergraduate studies in most degrees at Reading. The IFP gives you the option to choose modules in Politics and Economics.

Find out more about the IFP

"We had really passionate lecturers and academics, who were really keen on helping us to expand our knowledge and give suggestions. As a student from China, I was far away from all my friends and family at home. But I stayed in halls in my first year, and that made me feel more comfortable. I also tried to join many University societies, doing all different sorts of activities with my new friends. Reading as a town was a really peaceful, clean and sociable environment to live and study, with many options for shopping, food and communication."

Wenni Gu, China,

BA International Relations and Economics

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