Sri Lanka

We extend a warm welcome to students from Sri Lanka.

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 Sri Lanka to Anglia Ruskin

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

Above minimum requirements:
  • Point 3 below with three B grades
Minimum requirements:
  • CRIC or Anglia Ruskin approved Foundation Programme
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (from 24 points)
  • Two General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level examinations or local Sri Lankan A levels with grade C in relevant subjects with grade C

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

Above minimum requirements:
  • 3 year Bachelors with 1st class honours (70% and above)
  • 4 year Bachelors with Upper Second Honours and/or average of 60%
Minimum requirements:
  • Successful completion of recognised Pre-Masters course e.g. CRIC
  • 4-year Bachelors degree with upper second honours and/or average of 55 - 59%
  • Successful completion of a 3 year degree course from a recognised institution with a second class (55% and above)

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

Overseas Education Centre

  • Location: Colombo
  • Address: 102, A Horton Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 0094 112682727 / 0094 117632000
  • Email:
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International Scholar Educational Services

  • Location: Colombo
  • Address: 03, Daisy Villa Av Bambalapitiya Colombo 04
  • Telephone: 11 2553466
  • Email:
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Education First (Pvt) Limited

  • Location: Colombo
  • Address: 39 1/1, Horton Place Colombo 07
  • Telephone: 94722316060
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