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New applicant

If you have not previously used the University of Reading's online application service, please click on the button below to create an account on our secure system.

The online application forms and the RISIS portal will be unavailable from 5 p.m. (BST) on Friday 31 May 2024 to 9 a.m. Monday 3 June 2024 for a planned system upgrade. Online application forms and the RISIS portal will be accessible again from 9 a.m. a.m. (BST) on Monday 3 June 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

During the application process we will be explaining why we need certain data, but if you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Team on

Existing user

If you are confident about how to log in to the RISIS portal*, please click the RISIS portal login button to begin an application. If you are at all unsure, please choose the ‘Create an account’ button.

*The RISIS portal is our secure web-based system that provides appropriate access for staff, students and applicants to the University of Reading's student database.