Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, England


Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has 39,400 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. The higher education strategy consulting firm Firetail recognises Anglia Ruskin University as one of the 20 “rising stars” in global Higher Education. It is the only UK university to feature in the top 20.

116 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1192
Size Large
22,245 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

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


Vice Chancellor's Scholarship
Total Worth £8,000 per year for three years
Eligibility and Requirements Achieve AAB grades or above (136 UCAS points), or an equivalent entry score.Must be a UK or EU student. Starting an undergraduate degree course on the university's Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough Guild House campuses. Studying full-time, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline April 12
Other Details Awarded to undergraduate students whose exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievements set them apart from their peers.
International Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £4,000
Eligibility and Requirements Studying at the university's Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses. Studying a three-year bachelor degree or a postgraduate taught degree (this includes our PG Dip Legal Practice Course). 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 who can demonstrate exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement.
Sports Scholarship
Total Worth from £500 up to £12,500 per year
Eligibility and Requirements You must: 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 Peterborough Guild House campuses be competing at regional, county or national level to qualify for our Elite Level and Competition Level scholarships be competing at national or international level to qualify for our Podium Level scholarship be able to demonstrate that you’ll have a significant impact on the performance of the sports team you join at ARU (if applicable) and/or on BUCS points.
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.