University of Reading
Reading University has a rich history: it was founded in 1892, and in 1926 received the Royal Charter, giving the right to assign academic degrees. Over the years, the university has gained a reputation as a leading center for education and research, maintaining close ties with the business community.
In the 2018 QS Global University Ranking, Reading University is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world.
Advantages of the university for international students: location near London and a large community of foreign students – more than 5,000 people from more than 140 countries. The university encourages students to participate in religious groups and student clubs, uniting students with a wide variety of interests and hobbies.
The university offers more than 350 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; 98% of the scientific research carried out within the walls of the university is assessed as corresponding to the international level (Examination of the quality of scientific research at universities in the UK, REF 2014).
The university provides its students with Chevening scholarships to help them pay for their tuition. They are assigned to the most promising students who can become leaders in their fields. The Chevening scholarship community, funded by the UK Foreign Office, brings together more than 44,000 university graduates worldwide.
The university has invested more than £ 500 million in creating a first-class resource base for its students and staff. The university has a huge library, which is usually open around the clock. Our students have more than a million books at their disposal.
The university also funded the creation of an ultra-modern campus in Malaysia, and now our students have the opportunity to master part of the curriculum abroad. This strengthens the international position of the university and creates additional opportunities for students enrolling in the UK.
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Reading is a university in which something new and interesting is constantly happening; we always have good news for you. Here are some of them:
According to a review of Times Higher Education, in the 2016/17 school year, our researchers received record funding from the UK’s Science Council funds: 40% more than in 2015/16.
According to Times, the number of approved applications for financing received from Reading was also record-breaking – 34%. According to this indicator, the university ranks second among British universities that have submitted at least 10 applications.
Reading University is invited to participate in a pilot project designed to optimize the procedure for admission to universities for foreigners who wish to obtain a master’s degree in the UK.
The University and the Student Union of Reading (RUSU) have announced a joint initiative under which one million pounds from sponsors will be used to further modernize the campus, which will make the living and learning conditions of students even more comfortable.
International students can have no doubt that in Reading they will work under the guidance of the best specialists and will be able to use a variety of forms of academic support.
University students are taught by people who are in love with their work and relying in their work on the latest scientific research. Students interact with world-class experts working on critical global issues and have the opportunity to participate in serious research projects.
The university’s approach to teaching and learning provides training for specialists with deep academic knowledge and the most important competencies necessary to achieve their goals and realize their full potential. Here are some of the recent programs and initiatives aimed at improving the educational process:
Evaluation and Feedback
Electronic Knowledge Assessment Management Program (EMA)
FLAIR Program (Promoting Learning Achievements and Recognizing Individual Achievements)
Training Technology Support Program (TEL)
According to the assessment of the quality of teaching at British universities (TEF), the Silver Rating indicates the high quality of the educational process at the University of Reading and the excellent prospects of its students.
Requirements for undergraduate students
Each bachelor’s program has its own set of requirements for applicants. In some cases, it is required that the applicant already had a certain amount of knowledge in the selected field. For admission to all programs, you must submit a document on education at a certain level with certain grades.