United Arab Emirates (UAE)

We extend a warm welcome to students from United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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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Online pre-sessional English course

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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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If you have any questions about studying at ARU, call us on +44 (0)1245 686868 or email answers@anglia.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • CRIC or Anglia Ruskin approved Foundation Programme (see list accessed from main menu) 
  • International Baccalaureate with 24 points 
  • Completed first year at Emirati university with GPA of 2.5

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

  • Successful completion of recognised Pre-Masters course e.g. CRIC 
  • Bachelor degree GPA 2.6

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: Dubai
  • Address: Office G05, Block 12, Knowledge Village, Dubai
  • Telephone: +971 4 3901922
  • Email: Majddi@UniAdmission.com
  • Website: www.uniadmission.com

International Placewell Consultants FZ LLC

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Block: 13, Office No: F-18 Dubai Knowledge Village Po Box: 46875 Dubai
  • Telephone: +971 4 3911178
  • Email: dubai@unidirection.com
  • Website: www.unidirection.com

IDP Dubai

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: 104, Century Plaza Building, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE P.O. Box 50085
  • Telephone: +971 4344 6814
  • Email: sabina.kosuri@idp.com
  • Website: www.idp.com/middleeast

JNS Dubai

  • Location: Dubai
  • Address: Office 501, Sama Building, Al Barsha 1., Dubai. UAE
  • Telephone: +971 442 97 096
  • Email: info@jnsedu.com
  • Website: www.jnsedu.com



  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Address: One Canada Square, 37th Floor, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA
  • Telephone: +44 7766317128
  • Email: admissions@jnsedu.com
  • Website: www.jnsedu.com