We’re delighted that you want to study with us. We understand that choosing a university and deciding whether to apply is a hard decision. However, you’re not alone, we’re here to help.
Below you’ll find all the main steps you need to take to apply: from choosing your course and submitting your application, to what happens next.How to apply if you are an international student
Applying with us is a fairly straightforward process. Here are the four basic steps you need to follow to apply to your course.
If you've already chosen your course then congratulations, you’ve completed the hardest step in your application process!
Not sure yet? Then you may want to browse our course pages:
Make sure that before submitting your application you understand your chosen course entry requirements (academic and English language requirements). If you have any questions at this stage, just contact us at email@example.com: we're here to help.
Applications for undergraduate courses are made via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, UCAS. You can apply for up to five courses. There is an application fee of £20 for one choice, or £25 for multiple choices.
In July–September every year, the process changes. At this time, you can apply directly to your chosen university through Clearing. There is no fee if you apply through Clearing. Find out more about applying through Clearing.
If you are a student at a school or college registered with UCAS
Some overseas schools and International schools are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. If your school is registered as a UCAS centre you should obtain a ‘buzzword’ from your tutor or careers adviser, which you will use when you register with UCAS. This identifies the organisation you are applying from, and allows your referee to attach your reference. Once you have completed your application your referee adds your reference and sends your application to UCAS on your behalf. You pay for your application either by credit or debit card online, or by paying your school or other registered centre, and they then pay UCAS.
If you are an independent applicant in the UK
If you are in the UK, but not at school or college, you can apply online independently. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, and for obtaining and attaching a reference, and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS. Your referee should know you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education. UCAS will not accept references from family or friends. You should make your payment online using a credit or debit card. The card does not have to be in your own name, but you will need the cardholder’s permission. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01245 68 68 68.
If you are making a direct application from outside the UK
You should apply online via UCAS if your school or college is not registered with UCAS and/or you are applying independently. Advice and assistance is available from our agents in your country (see our country pages for contact details), British Council offices or by contacting us at email@example.com or call + 44 1245 68 68 68
You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, and for obtaining and attaching the academic reference, and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
Your referee should know you well enough to write about you and your suitability for higher education. UCAS will not accept references from family or friends. You can make your payment online using a credit or debit card. The card does not have to be in your own name, but you will need the cardholder’s permission.
If you are unable to apply through UCAS, or the UCAS deadline has passed, please contact us for further assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The easiest and quickest way is to apply online via our course pages. Just go to your chosen course page and choose apply online option, which is at the top right corner. Click on your chosen course, study mode, location and starting date and then follow the instructions to make a new application.
Make sure that before submitting your application you understand your chosen course entry requirements (academic and English language requirements). If you have any questions at this stage, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com - we're here to help!
Be aware that you'll need to support your application by providing copies of the following documents, so you need to have them prepared:
If you have applied through UCAS, you can check the progress of your application via UCAS TRACK. We will also email you directly.
Your offer may be made conditional on achieving certain grades, providing evidence of English language ability and we may also specify a subject requirement (with or without achievement of a specific grade). For some courses we also require Occupational Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, a satisfactory e-portfolio, work experience or a variety of other requirements.
We may come back to you and ask to provide more supporting documents. It's important that the contact details on your application form are correct and that you check your email regularly for correspondence from us.
Please bear in mind that some applications will need to be referred to faculties and to be checked by the course leaders, or have interview or portfolio requirements which mean that offers cannot be made straight away.
If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch:
Phone: +44 (0)1245 686868
If you applied through an in-country representative, please contact them directly for any updates on your application. For a trusted list of our partners and representatives, visit our information by country pages.
If you have applied through UCAS, they will notify you of an offer from Anglia Ruskin via UCAS TRACK.
If you applied to us direct you will receive our decision via our Applicant Portal.
We will also email you directly with the details.