University of Reading

The University of Reading has over 150 years of history with a reputation for high-quality teaching and research. Find out more about studying at Reading on a Chevening Scholarship.

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The University of Reading (pronounced Red-ing, not Read-ing!) has been an international university welcoming a diverse student population to its beautiful parkland campus for more than a century. It offers degrees that are highly regarded by employers around the world.

The town of Reading is conveniently located just 30 minutes from central London by train, with excellent transport links to other places of interest in the UK, such as Windsor, Oxford, Liverpool, Bristol, and Manchester.

Who do the University of Reading support?

The University of Reading welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries in any subject.

This year, Reading is also generously co-funding a number of awards available to applicants who wish to study one of the following courses in the 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 academic years:

School Programmes available No of Scholarships
HBS MSc Accounting & Finance 1

MSc Finance OR

MSc Investment Management


MSc Management OR

MSc Management (International Business)

HBS MSc Information Management and Digital Business 1
HBS MSc Spatial Development and Planning 1

MSc Environmental Management

MSc Environmental Pollution

MSc Professional Human Osteaoarchaeology OR

MA Archaeology

SAPD for MSc Food Economics & Marketing 1
SAPD MSc Applied International Development 1

MSc Development Finance, MSc Agriculture Economics OR

MSc by Research in Agriculture & Food Economics


MSc Agriculture & Development,

MSc Food Security & Development,

MSc Climate Change & Development,

MSc Environment & Development OR

MSc Communication for Development

SAPD MSc by Research in Agriculture, Ecology & Environment 1

MSc Food Science,

MSc Food Technology – Quality Assurance OR

MSc Nutrition and Food Science


MA International Relations

MA Diplomacy

MA International Security Studies

MA Strategic Studies

MSc Economics

MSc Business Economics

MA Public Policy

TOTAL   14

All applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship at Reading are encouraged to select the university/course as their first preference in their Chevening application.

Chevening and the University of Reading

The University of Reading has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, with many Chevening Scholars studying at Reading over a number of years.

Reading says: “We are extremely impressed with the quality of the Chevening Scholars who, as well as being high achievers in their subject area, also show excellent qualities for being great ambassadors for the UK, the University of Reading, and for their subject areas.”

“The prestige of the Chevening brand, coupled with its thorough selection process will bring high quality applications and candidates to Reading’s master’s level programmes, as well as further developing our network of outstanding alumni.”

#CheveningTours visits Reading

What’s it like to study at the University of Reading? Scholars have been taking us on a tour of their universities to give us the authentic scholar experience.

Refiloe from South Africa took us round the University of Reading. She is studying an MSc Information Management and Digital Business – Digital Innovation, and you can watch her tour through the link below.

Refiloe’s Chevening Tour