University of Reading

About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. It delivers outstanding student experience, research-led teaching and its graduate employability record is excellent. The numbers of Reading students going on to higher level study is well above the national average.

Established in 1892, the University received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education. It continues to evolve, reflecting an ever-changing world, which drives the development of its areas of research excellence and strength. The University of Reading is leading the way in multidisciplinary work in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, housed in a new £17 million centre, for example.

The University is committed to maintaining a supportive, challenging and high-quality experience for students and staff alike and to preserving the heritage and beauty of some of the most beautiful university campuses in the UK.

Why Choose University of Reading?

  • Top 1% of universities in the world Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-13
  • Ranked 38th by the Guardian University Guide 2013
  • Ranked 34th by the Sunday Times 2013
  • Ranked 24th by the Times Good University Guide 2013
  • Ranked 37th by the Complete University Guide 2013: 10 subjects in the top 10
  • Nearly 90% of the university's research was rated as being of international standing Research Assessment Exercise 2008
  • 70% of 2011 Reading graduates are in graduate level work or further study
  • The University consistently ranks in the top quartile of UK universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). In the latest survey (2013), 89% of Reading undergraduate students were satisfied with the quality of their course well above the sector average of 86%

Scholarships @ University of Reading

  • 100% International Baccalaureate Undergraduate Scholarship (UG, Competitive, Per Year)
  • 100% MSc Renewable Energy, technology & Sustainability Scholarship (PG, Competitive))
  • Upto £4000 Sports Scholarship (UG/PG, Competitive, Per year)
  • £5000 Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Scholarships (PG, Competitive)
  • £5000 Postgraduate Scholarship (PG, Competitive)
  • 10% Deans Scholarship for MA/MSC Economics (PG, Competitive)
  • Please get in touch with PTC for details!

Notable Alumni of University of Reading

  • Cornelia Parker Sculptor and Installation Artist, Turner prize nominee
  • Michael Rosen British broadcaster, children's novelist and poet, author of 140 books, appointed as the fifth Children's Laureate
  • Linda Bennett OBE Founder of LK Bennett, Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 2005
  • Dr Christie Peacock Animal Scientist, Chief Executive, FARM Africa
  • John Simpson Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Belay Ejigu Begashaw Earth Institute of Columbia University, former Minister of Agriculture for Ethiopia