Saudi Arabia

We extend a warm welcome to students from Saudi Arabia.

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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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 qualification equivalents

for students coming from Saudi Arabia to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • Completed first year at a Saudi university may be considered with GPA of 2.5
  • Associate degree

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

  • 4 year Bachelor degree with GPA 3.0 out of 5.0 or 2.75 out of 4.00 or 60% - 74%
  • 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


  • Location: Riyadh
  • Address: 3656 An Nuzhah | King Abdullah Branch Road | Riyadh 12471 6431 | P O Box 19312, Riyadh 11435 | Saudi Arabia
  • Telephone: +966 (0) 11 275 4606
  • Email:
  • Website:

IGEC International Group for Education Consultancy

  • Location: Jeddah
  • Address: City Center Shopping Mall | Madina Road | First floor, Store #7 | Jeddah 23332 2485 | Saudi Arabia
  • Telephone: +966 563438758
  • Email:
  • Website: