United States

Thank you for visiting ARU. We're delighted that you are thinking about studying with us.

On this page, you’ll find useful information about our entry requirements, including qualifications from the US, as well as details about our application process for international students, fees and scholarships, and events we’ll be participating in over the coming weeks and month.

If you have any trouble finding the information or answers you're looking for, please get in touch: international@anglia.ac.uk.

US funding

We participate in the US Federal Direct Loan programme, which can provide funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses. We're also approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for VA educational benefits, including the GI Bill.

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Scholarships and bursaries

Life as an international student

Study Abroad

Courses

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

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

Download our EU guide 2019-20

Download our international guide 2019-20

Questions?

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 the United States 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  
  • International Baccalaureate with 24 points                         
  • High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), administered prior to spring 2016: a minimum score of 550 in each of the three sections (Maths, Critical Reading and Writing); New Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), administered beginning spring 2016: a minimum of 610 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a minimum of 570 in Maths; 2 Advanced Placement Tests (APs) in subjects relevant to the study area with grade 3;  ACT (American College Test) with a composite score of 23 or above.
  • Successful completion of an Associate Degree (Associate of Arts/AA or Associate of Science/AS) with a final GPA of 2.7
  • One year of a 4-year Bachelors course (a minimum of 30 credit/study hours completed) with a CGPA of 2.7              


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

  • Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7
  • 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, 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

BCIE Lagos - Australia and USA Branch

  • Address: 4th Floor, Valley View Plaza,99 Opebi Road, Ikeja,Lagos
  • Telephone: 01-3427673 / 01-3427675 or 08145935517
  • Email: studyabroad_lagos@bcie.co.uk