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Here you'll find the information you need about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin along with information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events we're holding and contact details for us and partners in your country.

At Anglia Ruskin you’ll be learning at a Top 40 UK institution (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017) with a heritage going back to 1858 when we were founded as the Cambridge School of Art. Since then we’ve grown to become a large, modern university. You’ll benefit from excellent teaching (ranked in the Top 20 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) state-of-the-art facilities and an international community of students and academic staff.

Funding is still available for EU students who start in 2018 and will continue for the duration of your studies here.

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from Germany to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, Abitur or Fachhochschulreife with an overall grade minimum Note of 5.0 (4/5/6 or 20 Punkte) depending on the course
  • a recognised foundation qualification

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

  • Diplomastudium, Magister (studied before 2002) or Fachhochschuldiplom with a grade of 1 to 3 (Sehr Gut, Gut, Befriedigend) depending on the course
  • 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

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

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

Approved agents

IEC Germany

  • Location: Berlin
  • Address: Marienstrasse 19/20, Berlin, 10117
  • Telephone: 0049 3020458687, 0049 3020458689
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