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We extend a warm welcome to students from Portugal.

Here you'll find out about our entry requirements for holders of qualifications from your country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, any events in your country, support for International students, our agents in your country who can help you apply and our contact details.

Our Portuguese students talking about their experience at ARU, Pedro studied Sport and No No studied Civil Engineering. 

Events in Portugal

Anglia Ruskin University will be attending the Futuralia Fair along with OK Estudante in Portugal. Please go along to find out about courses and opportunities to study in the UK, or email international@anglia.ac.uk if you have any questions about studying with us.

Date Event City Time Venue Address
Wednesday 27 February 2019 - Sunday 3 March 2019  Qualifica Education Fair  Porto  10:00am - 19:00pm  Feira Internacional de Porto 

Av. Dr. Antonio Macedo, 4454-515 Leca da Palmeira, Matosinhos

Wednesday 3 April 2019 - Saturday 6 April 2019 Futuralia Education Fair
Lisbon   Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 19:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 20:00pm
Feira Internacional de Lisboa  Rua do Bojador, Parque das Nações – 1998-010 Lisbon  

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from Portugal to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios (also referred to as Diploma de Ensino Secundario) with minimum overall of 14 depending on the course
  • a recognised foundation qualification

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

  • Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with an overall grade of 14/ Bom or above
  • 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:

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