Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, England


Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has 25,000 students worldwide and has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London. It also shares campuses with the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge.

It has its origins in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. The school became Anglia Polytechnic after the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed Anglia Ruskin University (after John Ruskin) in 2005.

It has been listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and joint 39th best in the UK in 2024 edition.

118 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1192
Size Large
25,000 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL (iBT), PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Application Deadline for Medicine and Dentistry
Application Deadline for all other degrees

Cost and Scholarships

£ 9,250
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Departmental Scholarships


Merit Scholarship
Total Worth £1,000 per year for three years
Eligibility and Requirements starting an undergraduate degree course in September 2022 on our Cambridge, Chelmsford or ARU Peterborough campuses from the UK or an EU/EEA student who remains eligible for student finance. studying full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study sitting A-level exams (or equivalent) in the same year as you start your degree course.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline April 12
Other Details Open to undergraduate students who are taking exams in summer 2022 and expecting to achieve BBB grades or above.
International Undergraduate Scholarship
Total Worth £5,000 to £7,000
Eligibility and Requirements an international student (international tuition fee payer) starting a full-time bachelors degree at one of our core campuses (not London) studying full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline July 13 for September Intake, November 30 for January Intake
Other Details Awarded to international students starting an undergraduate course at ARU.
Sports Scholarship
Total Worth from £1,400 up to £12,500 per year
Eligibility and Requirements meet the entry requirements for your chosen course. be a UK, EU or international student. be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at our Cambridge, Chelmsford or ARU Peterborough campuses
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline Open year round
Other Details Scholarships are available to students competing at three levels: podium, elite and competition. All sport scholars enjoy free access to our campus fitness centres in Cambridge and Chelmsford.