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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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 entry requirements

for students coming from the United States 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)                       
  • High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), 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              

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

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7

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

BCIE Lagos - 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

 

Play Overseas

  • Address: The Hive Enterprise Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EX