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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.

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Events in Japan

International Officer Modesta Rahman will be visiting Japan to attend the beo International Education Fair and the UK University Fairs. To find out more about studying in the UK and Anglia Ruskin University, please come along and meet Modesta at the events or email modesta.rahman@anglia.ac.uk.

Date Event City Time Venue Address  Link
Wednesday 21 March 2018
beo International Education Fair
Osaka 1-5pm

Mydome Osaka
2F, 2-5 Honmachibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Friday 23 March 2018

UK University Fairs


Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center
North Tower B2F, Grand Front, Osaka, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0011
Saturday 24 March 2018

beo International Education Fair Tokyo 1-6pm
Shinjuku L Tower

30F, 1-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Sunday 25 March 2018
UK University Fairs
Belle Salle Iidabashi Ekimae
Sumitomo Fudosan Iidabashi Ekimae Building 1-2F, 3-8-5 Idabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0072

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Entry requirements

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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

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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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  • 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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