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Tuition fees 2023/24

Exchange students:

Exchange students applying to join the Study Abroad Programme from one of our exchange partner universities do not pay tuition fees to the University of Reading.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Courses
Study Block 1 (September-December; 30 ECTS)£7,650
Study Block 2 (January-June; 30 ECTS)£7,650
Full academic year (September-June; 60 ECTS):£14,800

Fee-paying students at postgraduate level exclusively will be advised of the costs individually, based on the proposed programme of study.

Correct as of January 2023.

Living costs

Living costs are an important part of budgeting for your period abroad.

Costs vary from student to student, depending on your interests and lifestyle. Study Abroad Programme students often travel more than a UK student hence travel costs are likely to be higher (depending on how much you travel and where you go).

We recommended you make an extra allowance of up to £600 for other expenses on arrival.

If you need a visa to study in the UK, you should also budget to cover the cost of this and the immigration health surcharge (where applicable).

Suggested cost of living

ExpenseWeekly living costs for 2023/24
AccommodationAccommodation costs will vary depending on whether you choose standard, premium or private accommodation, and how long you are staying. Prices can vary from around £130 to £300 per week. Prices will vary for private accommodation and private rental contracts normally cover a 12-month period.
Food£50 (this will vary if you are in catered or self-catered accommodation)
Mobile phone£8
Travel£15 (local travel – not including any tourist activities undertaken)
Books and stationery£13
Clothing and personal care£18

Please note the amounts above are based on a single person undertaking a degree at Reading and are correct at time of publishing (January 2023). Costs are averages, and will vary for individuals dependent on lifestyle choices.


Medical insurance

All students must ensure that they have sufficient and appropriate medical coverage in place for the duration of their study placement before arriving in the UK.

Please liaise with your home university regarding your options. The University of Reading does not provide medical insurance for Study Abroad Programme students.

Contents insurance

You should insure your possessions and belongings whilst travelling to / from the UK and for the period that you are studying at the University.

If you are living in University halls accommodation there is basic contents insurance included in the halls’ fees. Full details of the cover and exclusions are available from Endsleigh Insurance.

If you are living in private accommodation then it is your responsibility to gain the appropriate contents insurance. Your home university might be able to assist you with this so please liaise with them regarding your options.

Make sure that all your belongings are insured (including clothing, computer, electrical equipment, jewellery, etc.) as well as checking what you are covered against (e.g. fire, flood, theft, etc.).