To apply for one of our English courses, simply complete an application form. You can find application forms on individual course pages.
Provided you meet the entry requirements for your course – and immigration requirements – our International Admissions team will usually send you a conditional offer.
If your offer is conditional, it means that we still need some documents or payment. For example:
Once we have your payment and documents (that meet course requirements), your offer will be made unconditional. We will then process your visa letter. We may contact you at this stage.
If you’re from a European Union or European Economic Association (EEA) country, you won’t need a visa.
Once your offer has been made unconditional, we’ll send you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement by email. We send it by email so that we have a copy of the letter when you apply for your visa.
CAS statements will only be issued three months before the start of your course.
You’ll be offered either a joint or single CAS, (depending on whether we have received all your documents and/or the length of your course).
Please note: we don’t recommend applying for a short-term study visa, as you may not have enough time to return to your country to apply for a Tier 4 visa for your degree course.
For all our general English courses, summer and bespoke programmes, if you are applying as an international student you’ll probably need to apply for a Short Term Visitor Visa.
This visa is for students who are 18 years or older and want to come to the UK:
You can apply for a Tier 4 visa up to three months before the start of your English course, if you have your CAS statement. We recommend that you book your visa appointment as soon as possible, to avoid any delay in your application.
You can apply for a Short Term Visitor via as soon as we send your visa letter. The application process may take time during certain periods.
For more information on applying for a visa, visit our immigration webpage.
As a university acting as a sponsor, we have a responsibility to monitor class attendance and report any non-attendance. If you take an English language course, you will be expected to have full attendance (or you will need to supply evidence to support your absence).
You will also need to tell us if there any changes to your course, or your personal details (including address, photo number, etc).
Our International Student Advice Service can answer your questions about visas and immigration during your English course and throughout your studies at Anglia Ruskin.
If you need to extend your Tier 4 visa after completing a pre-sessional course, our team will help you with and can send the documents on your behalf.
If you are on a Short Term Visitor study visa, you’ll need to return to your home country to apply for a Tier 4 visa.