How to apply

We’re delighted that you want to study at Anglia Ruskin University. We know that choosing a university and deciding whether to apply is a hard decision – and we are here to help.

Please visit our international pages for information regarding how to apply and scholarships.

Below are the main steps you need to take to apply.

Steps to apply

When you apply to ARU as an international student, there are various steps you will need to follow. We have outlined what is included at each step. Follow the links for more information.

  1. Choose your course
  2. Submit your application form
  3. Check your email regularly
  4. Receive a decision on your application
  5. Start your visa application

Applying from Pakistan? You must apply via one of our Approved Agents who will be able to support you through the application and visa process.

Video guides

We also have helpful videos at each step, you can view them all below:

Please be aware of our application and deposit payment deadlines:

Student visa applications are currently taking at least three weeks to process, but this could be significantly longer for some countries. We strongly recommend you apply for your student visa as early as possible.

For all countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa*

  • The application and deposit deadlines for September entry have now passed. You can apply for January
  • CAS ready deadline has now passed. We are no longer issuing CAS letters

For the rest of the world*

  • The application and deposit deadlines for September entry have now passed. You can apply for January
  • CAS ready deadline: 26 August

*Some variation to these dates may be possible depending on individual circumstances and external factors such as local exam results dates, visa processing times, any quarantine restrictions etc. Late undergraduate applications through Clearing will still be possible where circumstances allow. A further update will be published nearer to the start of Clearing.