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The undergraduate application process


First, please check that you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course. All applications need to be submitted via UCAS. The ICMA Centre UCAS codes are

The number of courses you can apply for at all UK universities is a maximum of five courses.

You do have to pay to apply for undergraduate programmes (the money goes to UCAS and not the University). The cost of making an application for 2023 entry is £22.50 if you only apply to one course at a single university or college, or £27 for two to five course applications

Our Admissions Team will receive an electronic copy of your application and will assess your academic record, personal statement and other achievements.

We don’t currently hold interviews with candidates. If you’d like to contact our admissions team before applying, please email

Entry for September 2023

You should aim to apply between 1 September 2022 and 25 January 2023 for admission in September 2023.

If you miss the January deadline, you are still welcome to apply until 30 June 2023 but should note that some programmes may be full.

We will consider applications received after these dates, if places are still available. UCAS full dates and deadlines.

After you have completed your application

  • Once you have completed your application (and your school/college/referee have completed their sections) you submit your form to UCAS. UCAS will then send all your information to us to consider. The admissions staff will look at your application and decide whether to offer you a place.
  • If you receive an offer from us it will normally be in one of the following formats:

A ‘conditional offer’ – we will give you a place provided you meet certain conditions (for example, achieving certain A level results).

An ‘unconditional offer’ – we will give you a place without any conditions attached, because you already have the necessary qualifications.

UCAS Track will tell applicants about the offer and if they need to meet certain conditions

  • Details of your offer and how to book a place on one of our Visit Days will be sent by e-mail.

If you are unable to attend one of these you are welcome to contact us to arrange visits on an individual basis. Please call 0118 378 8239 for more details.

  • Keep up to date with what’s happening at the ICMA Centre and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The International Foundation Programme (IFP)

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) at the University of Reading is an intensive access course especially designed for international students without British A level qualifications or the equivalent. The IFP will provide you with the academic training, language and study skills to start undergraduate studies in most degrees at the University of Reading. Nearly 100% of IFP students pass the programme. More than 70% successfully qualify for a degree programme at Reading. IFP students have been accepted at many other top-ranking universities in the UK and around the world

Choosing the ICMA Centre

You must reply to your offers by the deadline by choosing which will be your firm and insurance choices – and which ones you will decline. You can do this via UCAS Track.

If you have any queries about your application, you should check UCAS Track.

If you have issues with your UCAS application please use this FAQ page.


For the BSc Finance programmes, the AS/ A Level Maths (or equivalent) is an important part of the entry criteria and we are unable to offer you a place if you do not meet this requirement. For courses offered jointly with other departments (e.g. BSc Accounting and Finance and BSc Maths with Finance and Investment Banking), please check entry requirements as stated by the relevant department.

If English is not your first language, you may be required to take an English test. Requirements are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language): overall score of 88 with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • IELTS (British Council International English Language Test): Score of 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5

For more options please see the International Study and Language Website or email a member of the Undergraduate Admissions team.

Contact us


If you have any questions about admissions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6497