South Africa

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We extend a warm welcome to students from South Africa.

Here you'll find out about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin and the qualification equivalents from your home country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events we're holding and contact details for us and our approved agents in your country.

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(MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MCh, MOptom PGDip and PGCert)

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(MPhils, PhDs and Professional Doctorates)


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What to expect when you arrive at ARU


Entry requirements

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Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from South Africa to Anglia Ruskin

If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold one of the following:

  • Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement and at least 5Cs
  • National Certificate (S1) / Certificate in Technology (CTech) formerly Technikon National Certificate (T1)
  • National Certificate N5
  • a recognised foundation qualification
  • Pass National Senior Certificate with at least 5 subjects passed at Grade 5/60% overall.

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

  • Second class bachelors (Hons) degree
  • Second class bachelors degree in technology (Btech)
  • 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). 

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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Globally Focussed Education

  • Location: Johannersburg
  • Address: 158 Jan Smuts Building, Office 25, 3rd Floor, 9 Walters Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Telephone: 27116155092, 27116155014
  • Email:
  • Website:

Global Education Johannesburg

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Address: 158 Jan Smuts Building, 3rd Floor Office 25, 9 Walters Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
  • Telephone: +27782175149, +27114474299
  • Email:,
  • Website:

Global Education Cape Town

Global Education Durban

OVC – Overseas Visitors Club

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Address: 25 Bergzicht Circle, Tokai 7945 Cape Town
  • Telephone: 0027 21 712 8999
  • Email:
  • Website: