Guidance for applicants from Italy

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Anglia Ruskin da un caloroso benvenuto a tutti gli studenti italiani

We have over 1,000 students already here from the EU. If you're from Italy and thinking of studying with us, here are a few things you may want to consider:

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English Language Support

Language Services Unit

What to expect when you arrive at ARU

Popular courses for students from the EU

Entry requirements

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If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold one of the following:
• Diploma di Esame di Stato with a minimum overall grade of 65.
• a recognised foundation qualification

If you’re applying for a postgraduate taught course you must hold one of the following:
• Diploma di Laurea or Licenza di Accademia with a minimum grade of 93
• 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 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

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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).

Please note that any student requiring a SELT for pre-sessional or study below degree level must ensure that they take their IELTS at an approved test centre.

If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Services Unit (LSU) offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course. Please email for more information. 

At LSU we also provide our own English language proficiency test (ELPT); we offer this test both in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, please see events in your country or contact our country managers.

How to apply

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Here are some links to important information that’ll help you with your application to Anglia Ruskin University:

Approved agents

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  • Location: Milan
  • Address: Via Forze Armate, 9 , 20147 Milano MI - Italy
  • Telephone: +39 02 45 48 21 49
  • Email:
  • Website:


  • Location: Cambridge
  • Address:23 Ferrars Way, Cambridge, CB4 3RF, UK
  • Telephone: +4401223501684
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