Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Reading, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
The University of Reading was originally an extension college of Oxford University and, in 1926, it was the only institution to gain university status between the two world wars. It is a cosmopolitan and global university with students from 125 different nationalities; of the 18,000 Reading students, one-third are from outside the UK. The university is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012, and the Henley Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), as well as the European EQUIS and the British AMBA accreditations—the elite “Triple Crown.” The departments of Agriculture and Food rank number one in all the UK, with Education, Earth and Marine Sciences, Art and Design, Town and Country Planning, and Archaeology all ranked in the top ten. In recent years, Reading has won the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize on four separate occasions for academic excellence.
The on-campus residence halls vary in age, size, and character, but all are within a ten-minute walk of the main academic, support, and social facilities on campus. Most of the rooms are fully furnished single bedrooms with shared bathrooms and pantries. All rooms contain a data point with unlimited access to the university network via your own computer.
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|1Housing||$1578 - $2761|
|Housing Deposit||$300 - $400|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500|
|Meals||$300 - $1500|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1200|
|Books and Materials||$150 - $300|
|Local Transportation||$150 - $300|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1500 - $2000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
The USAC Reading program allows students to access an array of course options through the University as well as a required British History and Culture class. This program may be of particular interest to Art History, Biology, Building Science, Business, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, English and Creative Writing, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Literature, Government and Justice Studies, Mathematics, and Nutrition students.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Reading website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.