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Study Abroad Office

The Study Abroad Office can offer support to students across all stages of your Study Abroad journey.

We will offer support pre-application, pre-departure, whilst on placement and when you return.

We also offer the chance to speak with Reading students who have studied abroad.

You can make an appointment to speak with someone in the Study Abroad Office or with one of our Study Abroad ambassadors.

Subject Study Abroad Coordinators

Subject Study Abroad Coordinators provide you with academic guidance and support to help you through the full Study Abroad cycle – before, during and after.  They can help you select modules at the partner institution, provide information about grade conversion and credit transfer, work with the Study Abroad Office to provide you with information about Study Abroad opportunities and offer pastoral support whilst you are abroad.

Find your Study Abroad Coordinator
Agriculture Policy & DevelopmentBecky
ArchaeologyDr Aleks
Biological SciencesDr Glyn
ChemistryDr Chris
Classics Prof Eleanor Dickey
Computer Science Dr Hong Wei
Construction Management & Built Environment Vacant – new coordinator to be confirmed n/a
Economics Dr Anwesha
EducationProf Yota Dimitriadi and Dr Kari;
English Language & Applied Linguistics Dr Erhan Aslan
English Literature Dr Matthew
Film, Theatre & Television Dr Matthew
Food & Nutritional Sciences Dr QiaoFen Cheng
Geography & Environmental Science Dr Aleks
Henley Business School  Sue
HistoryProf Joel
LawDr Beatrice
Mathematics & StatisticsDr Jeroen Wouters
MeteorologyDr Claire
Languages & CulturesDr Ute Wolfel
Pharmacy  Dr Darius Widera
Philosophy Dr Michela
Politics & International Relations Dr Andrew Reid
Psychology Dr Lydia Yee
Typography & Graphic Communication Geoff Wyeth

Language support

Reading offers a range of opportunities to Study Abroad, some of which will require second language skills (for learning as well as day-to-day living) as well as many that do not. Regardless, we actively encourage and support all students wanting to learn a second language to do so, either from scratch or to improve existing language skills.

Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP)

You can learn a language during your time at Reading through the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP). Modules are offered at up to five different levels (from beginner onwards), currently in 11 different languages – for credit (as part of your degree) or for non-credit (small fee applicable).

Students with Disabilities

The University of Reading has a policy of equal access and encourages all students to consider studying abroad. We will work with partner institutions to try to ensure that their Study Abroad Programme is accessible to everyone, where possible.

If you are interested in studying abroad we recommend that you liaise with your Study Abroad Coordinator, the Disability Advisory Service and the Study Abroad Office at the earliest opportunity. This way you can gain the support and guidance that you might need in any decision making.

Turing SEND Funding

If you are registered with the University of Reading Disability Advisory Service and you are studying abroad then Turing SEND funding might available (upon application) to help contribute towards the additional costs which might be incurred or for additional support where DSA funding might be lost due to studying abroad. Students should enquire and apply via the Study Abroad Office ) who will work with potential applicants and the Disability Advisory Service to complete and submit any application for funds.

Julia Boorman Award

The Julia Boorman Award intends to support disabled students from Theatre Arts or History with additional costs associated with undertaking travel abroad in connection with their programme of study.

These costs could include, for example, accommodation, general living or study costs, and fees. It is expected that the majority of applicants will be intending to undertake a course of study or work at an overseas university or organisation, but awards are not restricted to such activity.

Immigration Advice Service

International students requiring a Student / Tier 4 visa to study in the UK can also receive help from the Immigration Advice Service at Reading to help sort out any visa issues arising with you going abroad.

Combined Degree students

You need to discuss your Study Abroad options with both subject areas, but the primary contact is the Study Abroad Coordinator from the subject that is responsible for the degree. If you are unsure, email at and we will help you. However please note that all subjects noted in your degree title must approve of your mobility, including when in the degree you can go abroad.