We extend a warm welcome to students from Thailand.

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.

Our International and EU recruitment team are unable to travel and attend events and meet you in person at this time, however we will be sharing the expertise and spirit of our community here at ARU with you through our digital channels over the coming weeks. If you would like to get in touch with a member of the team directly please see our contact us page.

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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 Thailand 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)
  • 1 year in a recognised Thai tertiary-level 4-year Bachelors programme (1st year in degree) - CGPA 2.5 or above

  • Associate Degree (completed within a university-sector institution)

  • Diploma in Vocational Education/ Higher CertificateStudents with lower CGPA scores may be considered (at the Faculty's discretion) if applicants have graduated from a good university or they have done particularly well in the relevant modules

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

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • 4-year Bachelors or Professional Bachelors (in a discipline relevant to the subject area) with CGPA 2.5 - 2.6
  • Higher Diploma of Technical/Vocational Education are accepted for technical or professional programmes with minimum Grade B/Good/GPA 3.0

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

ABAC Study Abroad

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: Rasa Tower 1, 3rd Floor, Phaholyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900(near MRT Phahol-Yothin Station and Central Plaza Ladprao)
  • Telephone: +66 0-2513-3499
  • Email:
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Brilliant Life

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: 21/16 B Block, Rca, Rama 9 Road Bangkapi, Huaykhwang Bangok 10320
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 641 4748
  • Email:

IEO Study Abroad

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: 29 Vanissa Bldg. 11 Floor, 11A, Soi Chitlom Ploenchit Road, Phatumwan Bangkok 10330
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 650 3532
  • Email:
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OEC Global Education

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: White House Place (One Block From Abac-Huamark) 1 Ramkamhang 24 Rd., At Soi 34, Huamark Bangkok 10240
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 720 6844
  • Email:
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OEC Global Education

WIN Education by Westminster

Education for Life Co. Ltd

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: 54 Huamark Road Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkapi Bangkok 10240
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 7201065, +66 (0)2 7201066
  • Email:

SI-UK Bangkok

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: Glas Haus Building 8Th Floor Room 803/1, Soi Sukhumvit 25 Sukhumvit Road Wattana, Bangkok 10110
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 2606033
  • Email:

Hands on Education Consultants Co. Ltd

  • Location: Silom
  • Address: No.317, Kamolsukosol Building, 15th Floor, Unit A-F, Silom Road, Silom sub-district, Bang Rak district, Bangkok, 10500
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 635 5230
  • Email:
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Hands on Education Consultants Co. Ltd

  • Location:  Chidlom
  • Address: 7/F, Maneeya Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 652 0718
  • Email:
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Hands on Education Consultants Co. Ltd

  • Location: Pinklao
  • Address: Room 1801-B, 18/F Central Pinklao Tower A, 7/129 Boromrajajonani Rd. Arun-Amarin,Bangkok-noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 884 5328-9
  • Email:
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Hands on Education Consultants Co. Ltd

  • Location: Rama 2
  • Address: 1/F Park Village Rama2, 1/2 Soi Rama2 Soi 56, Samaedum, Bangkhunthian, Bangkok 10150. Thailand
  • Telephone: +66 (0)2 896 1445
  • Email:
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Hands on Education Consultants Co. Ltd

  • Location: Chiang Mai
  • Address: Unit 107 Phinyoping Mansion, 199/9 Huay Kaew Road Suthep, Muang District Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Telephone: +66 (0)89 217 5454
  • Email:
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Mentor International

  • Location: Bangkok
  • Address: 16th Floor Regent House, 183 Rajdamri Road Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
  • Email: