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. 

Events in Japan

International Officer, Modesta Rahman will be visiting Tokyo in March. To find out more about studying in the UK and Anglia Ruskin University, please come along and meet Modesta at the fairs or email modesta.rahman@anglia.ac.uk to arrange a private appointment.

Date Event City Time Venue Address
Saturday 23 March 2019 beo International Education Fair 2018  Tokyo  12.30-6pm  Shinjuku L Tower 30F, 1-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 
Sunday 24 March 2019 UK University Fair in Japan 2019  Tokyo  12-5pm Shinjuku NS Building (30th floor Sky Conference)  2-4-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0813 

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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

We can accept English within the Brandos Atestatas if taken at State Exam Level and passed with minimum 75% (depending on your course choice).

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 Anglia Ruskin University Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre offers the English language proficiency test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are holding the ELPT in your country, check our events page or email your country manager.

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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