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* University of Reading - Reading, England, UK
Reading, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/04/2018 06/08/2018
CSU acceptance decisions announced on rolling basis beginning September 23. Please verify dates with UR study abroad office prior to arranging travel. Contact if applying after October 1. Nomination deadline October 15. Required information and documentation must be uploaded to Reading's website by November 1, preferably much sooner for better choice of modules and housing. Arrival and orientation in early January. Students can leave after last scheduled exam during May to early June (schedule finalized in April). Housing remains available until mid-June
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Derek Smallwood Program Type: CSU Exchange Program
Areas of Study:
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Recommended Programs: Art and Art History, Biological Science and Zoology
Program Description:

University of Reading,
England, United Kingdom

Reading School of LawCSU student in the UKUniversity of Reading


The University of Reading has a beautiful campus serving 17,000 students near central Reading, England, which is only about 20 miles west of London's Heathrow Airport and 40 miles west of central London.  Frequent trains connect Reading Station to Paddington Station as quickly as half an hour.  The university has a world-class reputation for teaching and research. About one-third of its student population is international. The town is large enough to boast a range of shops, bars, restaurants and arts and sport venues, but small enough to feel welcoming. Many of the UK's major tourist destinations (Oxford, 'Downton Abbey', Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and London) are all within easy reach.


The University of Reading has two academic semesters per year (also known as Study Blocks 1 & 2), beginning late September and mid-January, each preceded by a four to seven-day welcome session.  The autumn term is essentially the same as the first semester.  The spring plus summer terms comprise the second semester with a long break in April/May ("summer term" is the second semester examination period). 

It offers a wide range of subject areas for visiting students within humanities, social sciences, construction management, agriculture, biosciences, physical sciences (including meteorology), and much more. 

The British term for a course is module. Participants attending University of Reading just for first semester receive alternative assessment for each module, normally an extended essay due by mid-January deadline. Exams occur in May to early June for second semester and academic year participants. 
  • Modules catalog Most Reading modules are valued at 5 or 10 ETCS credits, which is equal to 2.5 or 5 CSU credits. CSU academic advisors and the registrar's office can authorize using 2.5 transfer credits to fulfill a 3-credit degree requirement (still counting as 2.5 credits towards 120 credits to graduate). The normal course load is 30 ETCS credits per semester (15 CSU credits).  
  • Guide to selecting modules
  • Exam Schedule


University of Reading Accommodations


Please see the relevant student budget link above for fall or spring semester for CSU students who are Colorado residents.   

CSU student may also attend University of Reading on non-exchange basis through our affiliated USAC and ISA programs; however, please note significant duration and academic credit differences.  

Reading Study Abroad Scholarship: A £500 (approx. $700 USD) scholarship is available for CSU students to attend University of Reading on exchange basis. Students who successfully applied for the Reading exchange program, submit an Education Abroad common scholarship application by the relevant due date, and have higher financial need, will be considered for this award.  Students will be notified within one month after the EA scholarship application deadline.  Award(s) will be distributed to students after arriving in Reading. 

BUTEX Scholarship : Learn how to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship worth £500 British pounds (about $800) for study in UK. See their website for eligibility and deadline information. 


Please visit Reading's website for the most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar.


Reading Erasmus and Study Abroad Office
United Kingdom Student Visa & Travel Information
Resources for Students Traveling Abroad