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Thank you for visiting Anglia Ruskin University. We are delighted that you are thinking about studying with us for a degree or for study abroad. On this page, you’ll find useful information about our entry requirements, including qualifications from the US, as well as details about our application process for international students, fees and scholarships, and events we’ll be participating in over the coming weeks and months. Please check back for updates.

If you have trouble finding the information or answers you may be looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch: international@anglia.ac.uk.

US Funding 

Anglia Ruskin University participates in the US Federal Direct Loan programme, which can provide funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses. Students must meet the criteria set by the US Department of Education in order to be eligible for US federal Loans.

In addition, Anglia Ruskin University is approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for VA educational benefits, including the GI Bill.

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from the United States to Anglia Ruskin

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

  • CRIC or Anglia Ruskin approved Foundation Programme  
  • International Baccalaureate with 24 points                         
  • High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), administered prior to spring 2016: a minimum score of 550 in each of the three sections (Maths, Critical Reading and Writing); New Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), administered beginning spring 2016: a minimum of 610 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a minimum of 570 in Maths; 2 Advanced Placement Tests (APs) in subjects relevant to the study area with grade 3;  ACT (American College Test) with a composite score of 23 or above.
  • Successful completion of an Associate Degree (Associate of Arts/AA or Associate of Science/AS) with a final GPA of 2.7
  • One year of a 4-year Bachelors course (a minimum of 30 credit/study hours completed) with a CGPA of 2.7              


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

  • Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7
  • 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, 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

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  • Address: 4th Floor, Valley View Plaza,99 Opebi Road, Ikeja,Lagos
  • Telephone: 01-3427673 / 01-3427675 or 08145935517
  • Email: studyabroad_lagos@bcie.co.uk