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We extend a warm welcome to students from Japan.

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.
Watch our International ARU Facebook Live session from February 2018...

Our International officer, Modesta chatted with one of our Japanese students, Sayaka who is currently studying BSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies, they discuss student life in the UK, what it's like to study International Nursing and Sayaka's time so far discovering ARU. 

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents
for students coming from Japan to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • First year undergraduate students with GPA 2.8 or above at a recognised Japanese university - Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with recognised Foundation programme
  • Junior College 2 or 3rd year or graduates
  • a recognised foundation qualification

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

  • a Bachelor degree from a recognised Japanese university with overall GPA 2.8 . (Grade B will be considered)
  • 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 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

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

Approved agents


  • Location: Tokyo
  • Address: #405 Yamate Bldg "19-5 Udagawa Shibuya" Tokyo
  • Telephone: 3 5428 0308, 81-3-5428-0308, 81-3-3462-6500
  • Email: inomata@adf-jp.com


  • Location: Tokyo
  • Address: 5th floor FORECAST SHINJUKU SOUTH Bldg, 4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022 JAPAN
  • Telephone: +81 (0)3 5367 3315
  • Email: study@beo.jp
  • Website: www.beo.co.jp


  • Location: Osaka
  • Address: 3rd floor Inoi Building 2, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012 JAPAN
  • Telephone: +81 (0)6 6371 1116 
  • Email: study@beo.jp
  • Website: www.beo.co.jp

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