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We extend a warm welcome to students from the United States.

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 partners in your country.


For information on student loans, visit our US Students Loans Guidance web page.

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Events in United States

For more information, please visit our USA page.

To arrange an appointment, please email Kirsten McKinney, Head of Study Abroad and North America Regional Manager at kirsten.mckinney@anglia.ac.uk.

Date Event City Time Venue Address
Tuesday 26 September NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Philadelphia 18:30 – 20:30 University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra 223 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Monday 2 October Idealist Grad Fair Washington DC 17:00 – 20:00 Walter E Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington DC 20001
Monday 30 October NACAC National College Fair Baltimore 09:00-12:00 and 18:30-20:30 Baltimore Convention Center 1 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Sunday 17 September NACAC National College Fair Boston 13:00 – 16:00 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
Sunday 24 September NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Charlotte 13:00 – 15:00 Levine Museum of the New South 200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Monday 25 September NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Atlanta 19:00 – 21:00 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
Saturday 14 October NACAC National College Fair Jacksonville 09:00 – 13:00 Prime F Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Sunday 15 October NACAC National College Fair Orlando 13:00 – 16:00 Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819
Tuesday 17 October NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Houston 18:30 – 20:30 Rice University – Grand Hall 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Wednesday 18 October NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Dallas 18:30 – 20:30 Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
Sunday 22 October NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fair Austin 13:00 – 15:00 AISD Performing Arts Center 1783-1925 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723
Sunday 5 November NACAC National College Fair Washington DC 12:30 – 16:00 Walter E Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC 20001
Sunday 12 November NACAC National College Fair Philadelphia 11:00 – 15:00 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Entry requirements

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Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from the United States to Anglia Ruskin

If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold either:CRIC or Anglia Ruskin approved Foundation Programme  

  • International Baccalaureate with 24 points                         
  • High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), administered prior to spring 2016: a minimum score of 550 in each of the three sections (Maths, Critical Reading and Writing); New Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), 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
  • 1 year of a 4-year Bachelors course (a minimum of 30 credit/study hours completed) with a CGPA of 2.7                
  • a recognised foundation qualification

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

  • Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7
  • 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, 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 lsu@anglia.ac.uk 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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BCIE Lagos - Australia and 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