Advice for prospective students

If you've applied to ARU – or are thinking about applying – this information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) is for you. It includes advice about events such as Open Days.

If you're already studying at ARU, check our advice for current students.

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On this page, we’ve answered some key questions about applying to university and studying at ARU. We’ll continue to update this information as the coronavirus situation develops.

You'll find further information on our FAQs page – this focuses on teaching and learning arrangements once you start at ARU, and student support services.

Support for applicants and prospective students

+ How are you managing the risks associated with coronavirus?

+ Are you reviewing and processing applications as normal?

+ Are your campuses open?

+ If I join ARU, will I be able to study on campus?

+ Can I join events such as Open Days?

+ Will I still be able to apply for accommodation at ARU?

+What are the arrangements for studying a degree apprenticeship?


Advice for EU and international students

If you would like to discuss any of the information below, please contact our International Office.


+ Can I defer to January 2021 if I've been unable to get a visa for September 2020?

+ I need a visa to study in the UK. What should I do if visa centres are closed?

+ Will I be able to sit an English language test at ARU?

+ If IELTS / TOEFL / Pearson test centres are closed, how can I meet ARU’s English language requirements?

+ I'm due to pay a tuition fee deposit. What happens if I'm unable to start my course in September 2020?

+ Is there a deadline to pay my deposit?


Latest advice from Government

The Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan, issued a letter to international students about studying in the UK from autumn 2020. Read the letter below.

Letter to international students from the Minister of State for Universities, 22 June 2020