We extend a warm welcome to students from Japan.

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.

Watch our International ARU Facebook Live session from February 2018...

Our International officer, Modesta chatted with one of our Japanese students, Sayaka who is currently studying BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies, they discuss student life in the UK, what it's like to study International Nursing and Sayaka's time so far discovering ARU. 

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You can study an undergraduate, Masters or research degree at ARU.

You'll find an application link on all our course pages.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from Japan to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • Successful competition of at least one year of undergraduate studies at a recognised university in Japan with a GPA of 2.8/4.0 or equivalent
  • Associate Degree/Diploma

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • Bachelor degree awarded by a recognized institution in Japan with a  GPA of 2.8/4.0 or equivalent

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above, ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundation, first year and pre-Masters courses designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

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


  • Location: Tokyo
  • Address: #405 Yamate Bldg "19-5 Udagawa Shibuya" Tokyo
  • Telephone: 3 5428 0308, 81-3-5428-0308, 81-3-3462-6500
  • Email: inomata@adf-jp.com


  • Location: Tokyo
  • Address: 5th floor FORECAST SHINJUKU SOUTH Bldg, 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022 JAPAN
  • Telephone: +81 (0)3 5367 3315
  • Email: study@beo.jp
  • Website: www.beo.co.jp


  • Location: Osaka
  • Address: 3rd floor Inoi Building 2, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012 JAPAN
  • Telephone: +81 (0)6 6371 1116 
  • Email: study@beo.jp
  • Website: www.beo.co.jp

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