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Anglia Ruskin University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Anglia Ruskin University is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation that offers admissions to courses of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate research, part-time course, and online certification programs. The university is listed as one of the best UK universities for international students that provides 108 courses at undergraduate and around 120 courses at graduate level in the subject areas of Arts, Animal Science, Architecture, Computer Science, among others. 

For the admissions, the institute considers the record of academic achievement of great importance and is lightly competitive to get into as reflected by its moderate acceptance rate. The university has over 40,000 students worldwide. Hence, it is recently named in Times Higher Education as the only university in the UK to be a ‘rising star’ and one of the institutions predicted to be challenging the global elite by 2030.

Some salient points regarding admissions at Anglia Ruskin University are as listed below:

  • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the online application on their official website.
  • Every year, the majority of students are provided with a financial aid package of GBP 2,000 in the form of loans and scholarships.
  • Transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope or must be electronically mailed for all educational institutions attended.
  • UG prospective applicants must apply via UCAS application portal. Applicants can apply for multiple programs.
  • The academic calendar of the university is semester-based.
  • Both UG and PG admission guidelines require international applicants to fulfill country-specific admission requirements.


Application PortalUG: UCAS Apply PG: Online Application
Application Fee (International Applicants)UG: 18 GBP (single course)
Cost of attendanceGBP 13,000 - GBP 14,000
Mode of PaymentAmerican Express, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa, Visa Debit or bank transfer
Academic CalendarSemester-based
InterviewRequired for selection application
Financial AidLoans, Grants, and Scholarships available

Admission Deadlines

The university provides the same application procedure and deadlines for its range of courses at udnergarute and graduate level whether you apply as a freshman, transfer or international student. Here are the deadlines for the enrollment seasons:


  • UCAS deadline for the majority of degree courses: 15 January
  • Deadline for applications for Cambridge, Oxford or any course in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine/science: 15 October
  • UCAS opened on 25 February for applications that went unsuccessful or you've declined all your offers.
  • The deadline for you to respond to any offers you received before 31 March is usually in early May.

Graduate Courses Deadline

  • The admission deadlines vary from program-to-program.

International Students Admission

Anglia Ruskin University has mandated that the students must have completed secondary education with a college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, provided required official academic records, met the appropriate deadlines, and verified financial support for one academic year. The application process is similar for both international and domestic applicants. However, international applicants need to meet some additional entrance requirements:

Application Portal: Students may apply online at UCAS Apply or at the university’s official website.

Application Fee: 18 GBP

Basic Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for Anglia Ruskin University admissions:

  • A completed formal application with all the required details.
  • GCE A levels from a recognised UK examination board.
  • An International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 24 points.
  • A university foundation course recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • Minimum IELTS, TOEFL and PTE scores for proof of English proficiency.
  • Relevant qualifications obtained in the home country of the candidate.

Country-specific requirements

The institute oversees different admission requirements for its applicants coming from diverse countries across the globe. Some such countries and their cirrepsoning requirements are as mentioned below.

Country NameAcademic Requirements
India55% from CBSE, Delhi, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu boards; 60% with at least 40% in a minimum of 5 subjects2-year Bachelor degree in a related subject with 60% score from a recognized institution.
Nepalat least 60%marks in Higher Secondary Exam
BangladeshMinimum 60% score from a recognized institution.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants are required to present TOEFL, IELTS and PTE (Academic) Test scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

TestMinimum score required (UG)Minimum score required (PG)
TOEFL-iBT6 overall; 5.5 in each component6.5 overall; 5.5 in each component
IELTS80 overall; 17 writing & listening, 18 reading, 20 speaking88 overall; 17 writing & listening, 18 reading, 20 speaking
PTE (Academic)57 overall; 51 in all components61 overall; 51 in all components

Visa Process for International Students

Students can apply for a general student visa to study in the UK after the acceptance. Generally, students are issued with a visa after the completion of all the immigration requirements. Therefore, Aspirants will be required the following documents for a visa interview:

  • a copy of your passport
  • a copy of your English qualification
  • degree transcripts or references (if you are progressing onto an academic course)
  • course deposit
  • full course fees
  • confirmation that you would like to accept your place.

Anglia Ruskin University Undergraduate Admissions

Anglia Ruskin University offers 108 different courses at Undergraduate levels. The university provides similar deadlines and application procedures for domestic undergraduate applicants as well as international applicants. However, the university asks for different admission requirements from domestic undergraduate applicants.

Where to Apply: UCAS Apply

Application Fee: 18 GBP (single course)

Admissions Requirements: While applying through UCAS Apply, the main sections are:

  • Personal details
  • Support needs/requirements
  • Completed qualifications
  • Pending qualifications (including GCSEs if retaking)
  • Paid/voluntary employment
  • Personal statement
  • Payment – GBP 20 for one choice, GBP 26 for more than one choice (correct as of May 2020)

Anglia Ruskin University Graduate Admissions

Anglia Ruskin University offers graduate degrees in various fields such as Accounting, Architecture, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Business Administration, Law, Sciences and Fashion Design to students from all over the country and all around the world. Therefore, it is also mandatory for the international students to meet the minimum criteria set by the university regarding the scores of English Language Proficiency Tests such as TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.

 Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Anglia Ruskin University:

RequirementsElectronic and Electrical Engineering MScMaster of Business AdministrationArtificial Intelligence with Cyber Security MScBiomedical Science MScClinical Child Psychology MSc
Course FeeUK & EU students: GBP 8,900
International students: GBP 14,100
UK & EU students: GBP 16,200
International students: GBP 16,200
UK & EU students: GBP 8,900
International students: GBP 14,100
UK & EU students: GBP 6,700 International students: GBP 2,345UK & EU students: GBP 7,900 International students: GBP 14,100
English Language ProficiencyIELTS: 6.5IELTS: 6.5IELTS: 6.5IELTS: 6.5IELTS: 6.5
Admission InterviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

Applicants are recommended to check the official website of the university for the admission deadlines of graduate programs. They can check the progress of your application on our Applicant Portal. It may take upto 2-3 business days for the successful processing of application and arrival of decision. 

Students are notified about the application status through an email notification with the confirmation which includes the institute's Student Identification number (SID), which will be necessary to check your application status at any point. During this process, if the candidates wish to get in touch with us about anything, they can feel free to use the following details:

Phone: +44 (0) 1245 683680



Ques. Does Anglia Ruskin University also provide any distance learning course?

Ans. Yes, Anglia Ruskin University offers an extensive range of distance learning degree courses and a provision to study online using our world-class Learning Management System.

Ques. Does Anglia Ruskin University provide financial support?

Ans. Anglia Ruskin University provides financial support to the students in the form of Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance and Special Support Grant, etc.

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