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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.

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


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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:

  • 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.

  • Associate Degree (Associate of Arts/AA or Associate of Science/AS) with a minimum of Grade B/ CGPA 3.0
  • 1 year in a 4-year Bachelors course with Grade B/CGPA 3.0, minimum of 30 credit/ study hours, in Series 100 courses
  • a recognised foundation qualification

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

  • Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0 in relevant subjects with 30 credits in subjects & validated by recognised accredit board
  • 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 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