We extend a warm welcome to students from Iran.

Here you'll find out about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin and the qualification equivalents from your home country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events we're holding and contact details for us and our approved agents in your country.

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from Iran to Anglia Ruskin

If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold one of the following:

  • Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with an overall average of 12 / 20
  • High School Diploma (four years) with an overall average of 14/20
  • Associate Degree (Kardani/Fogh Diploma) with an overall average of 60% - 64% from a technical / vocational institute
  • A recognised foundation qualification

If you’re applying for a postgraduate taught course you must hold one of the following:

  • Four-year Bachelor degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with average 12/20 in subjects relevant to AU studies or University of Technology degree
  • A recognised pre-Masters course

Interested in our postgraduate research degrees? Please visit our postgraduate research pages, where you’ll find entry requirements.

Some of our courses may have extra requirements, such as portfolios for art and design courses. These are outlined in our course pages.

If you don't meet academic requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses then Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) can help. CRIC provides foundation and pre-Masters courses which will help you meet the requirements for our degrees. 

English requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you'll need to be able to show you have the required level of English language. This is so we can ensure you'll be able to follow your course.

  • Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses is IELTS 6.5, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that’ll help you with your application to Anglia Ruskin University:

Approved agents

IDP Education Ltd

  • Location: Tehran
  • Address: No.3, Sanaz dead-End, Ghalandari St, Mirzapour St, Shariati Ave,Tehran, Iran  P.O.Box 1931744953
  • Telephone: : +982122246710-13, Mobile:+989125852461 
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  • Location: Brighton
  • Address: Unit 4, Gordon Mews Gordon Close East Sussex BN41 1HU
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 76 47 54
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Noandishe Training Consultancy

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Address: 3 Kirkby Close Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1XP
  • Telephone: 01223 575607, 7828667525
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  • Location: London
  • Address: 24 Chessington Lodge Regents Park Road London N3 3AA
  • Telephone: 2081447406, 7538938026
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