The University of Reading is a public university in Reading, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1892 as University College, Reading, a University of Oxford extension college.

Home to more than 19,000 students, the University of Reading is proud to welcome staff and students from all of the world. Our award-winning campuses – in Reading, Henley-upon-Thames, Johannesberg, and Iskandar – house contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafes and bars.

We strive to create a stronger, better University of Reading, building on our past to create an exceptional future. Our four guiding principles form the foundation of our strategy: a genuine love of learning; creating new knowledge; embracing and celebrating diversity of people and ideas; and caring for our environment.

Our main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you’ll find plenty of places to relax during the day. The campus has won nine consecutive Green Flag awards, recognising it as one of Britain’s top green spaces.

The campus is a thriving community and features the Students’ Union (RUSU), library, places to eat and one of the UK’s best student clubs. You’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


The University of Reading is located in south east England, just thirty minutes away from central London via train. It is also located closely to Heathrow airport with direct transfers offered from the town to the airport.


The University is known for top courses in Law, Art & Design and Politics & International Relations. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that are offered at the University of Reading.