Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge, United Kingdom


Sakchi Khandelwal
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 3:28 PM IST


Anglia Ruskin University, situated in the United Kingdom's East Anglia, is one of the top prestigious universities in the region. Founded by William John Beamont in 1858, the university is amongst the post-1992 universities. ARU has four campuses - Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London - as well as partnered institutes both in the UK and in international countries. Keeping in mind the development and infrastructure of the institute, the university has spent over gbp115 million on its campuses to provide the best learning facilities to both national and international students.

Talking about the students, Anglia Ruskin University has over 39,400 students from all over the world, extending its campuses with the College of West Anglia in King's Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge. ARU has four faculties - Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care and Faculty of Science & Engineering. The Institute has one of the largest business schools in the East of England - Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS). ARU has been awarded the Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards and Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.

Latest Updates

ARU has listed out red list countries recently and has asked students to check if they belong from the same place or not. If a candidate is travelling from a red list country, he or she is required to follow rules before arriving:

  • Take COVID-19 test two days before travelling to England

  • Book hotel with quarantine package

  • Fill up the passenger locator form

The aforementioned pointers should be followed even if the candidate is fully vaccinated.

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Anglia Ruskin University Courses

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Anglia Ruskin University Facts and Highlights

Type of University

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - GBP10.4K

Masters - GBP14.3K

Admission Intakes

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Average GPA Requirement


Admission Requirements

Standardised exams, English proficiency tests, GCE, Bachelors certificate

Admissions Deadline

Bachelors: Mid-January


  • April Session - Mid-February

  • September Session - Mid-July

  • January Session - Early November

Percentage of International Students


Size of Campus (in acres)


Alumni Worldwide


Female to Male Ratio


Average Salary after 10 years

USD 36,000

Anglia Ruskin University Rankings

Anglia Ruskin University has been consistently ranked between 301-350 in its world university ranking for over 4 years by THE (Times Higher Education). Undoubtedly, the university from the past few years has never failed to maintain its performance on all major parameters like teaching, research, and citation. Since 2019, the US News & World Report has ranked ARU within the best 1000 institutes all over the world. Check out the rankings below:

Ranked by





THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking





The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK)





The Guardian - University Rankings





US News & World Report - Global Universities





Course Ranking

Now take a look at the course ranking of ARU by these major publishers. The university has been ranked 92 by The Complete University Guide in its Accounting & Finance Ranking for 2021. It has also ranked Anglia Ruskin University amongst the top 100 programmes for its Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering since 2017. Meanwhile, The Guardian has also ranked ARU amongst the top 100 programmes in its Civil Engineering course.

Ranking for Business Courses

Ranked by





THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics





The Complete University Guide - Accounting & Finance Ranking





The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK)





The Guardian - Accounting & Finance Rankings





The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing





Ranking for Engineering Courses

Ranked by





The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering Ranking





The Complete University Guide - Electrical & Electronic Engineering





The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering Ranking





The Guardian - Civil Engineering





The Guardian - Electronic & Electrical Engineering





The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering





Ranking for Computers Courses

Ranked by





The Complete University Guide - Computer Science






Anglia Ruskin University Fees

Anglia Ruskin University offers both undergraduate and graduate courses to its students. Check out the average first year tuition fees for both the bachelors and masters degrees. 



First year tuition Fee


3 years

GBP 13.1 K


1-2 years

GBP 14.1 K - 17.2K

Anglia Ruskin University Important Dates

According to the latest updates on Anglia Ruskin University website, here are some of the important dates for both students and applicants:



Spring Intake

First week of January

Summer Intake

End of April

Autumn Intake

MId of September

Anglia Ruskin University Admission Process

Here is how candidates can apply to Anglia Ruskin University for both undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Candidates can kick-start the application process by logging in to UCAS application portal with the 'Apply Now' button or may create a new account. The application fee varies for both undergraduate and graduate courses. It is advisable to check beforehand and keep every document and other information required ready. Follow these quick instructions to complete your form: 

Step 1: Select your course

Choose the course you want to go ahead with and register with the UCAS application portal. Candidates can also search for courses through the course finder available on the application portal. Grab all the information like university’s placement records, tuition fee for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, living costs, course curriculum and work permit rules, etc before applying. 

Step 2: Gather Language proficiency test scores and other documents

Standardised exams like GMAT, GRE and language proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL are mandatory to upload at UCAS during the application process. However, some of the courses may also ask for candidates' online portfolio or assignments that usually take place on Skype, Zoom, etc. Other important documents to upload include - LOR, SOP, financial proof, passport, student visa, essays, updated CV and official transcripts of previous academic degrees. So, collect all the required documents to get ahead with your application process hassle-free.

Step 3: Submit application

After filling up the application form and attaching all the required documents, go through your application twice before submitting. Also make sure that you have provided all academic and professional details accurately. Now to get admission at Anglia Ruskin University, you may submit the form. Candidates can also save the application form and continue by logging in again. 

It takes a few weeks to get a response from ARU. The university will inform the candidate by email regarding the acknowledgement or rejection. Soon after receiving the offer letter, candidates should start applying for a visa. 

Anglia Ruskin University Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before applying to a course at Anglia Ruskin University of any other universities. If you are applying for an undergraduate course, then the basic eligibility criteria is General Certificate of Education (GCE) with Grade A and language proficiency tests. For postgraduate, standardised exams like GRE or GMAT are required and language proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc are required. 

Qualification(s) Required

Bachelors - GCE, a minimum of 60% aggregate with five major subjects from recognised boards

Masters - First-class honours degree from a recognised institute, GCE, International Baccalaureate certificate

Average GPA


English proficiency test

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Duolingo

Admission test


Anglia Ruskin University Scholarships

International Excellence Scholarship

Anglia Ruskin University offers International Excellence Scholarship to students who have the ability of exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement. While applying for a scholarship ARU just ask to write a short statement to support their scholarship application. 

Eligibility criteria

To know whether you are eligible for this scholarship or not, check out the pointers below:

  • The candidate must be an international student

  • The candidate's course must be starting in January or September 2022 at the university's Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses

  • He or she must be studying a full-time three-year undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree

How to Apply

The candidate is required to complete the application form along with a 500-word supporting statement focusing on why the applicant is suitable for this particular scholarship.

He or she will also need to submit supporting documentation, which the candidates can check on the website. Some of them include evidence of your extra-curricular activities and a certificate or letter from a senior member of the organisation the candidate has been associated with.


The scholarship will award the candidate with USD 4,000. This scholarship helps to get a fee discount. ARU will deduct the amount from the first year tuition fee. 

International Merit Scholarship

Anglia Ruskin University's International Merit Scholarship is awarded to international students whose academic achievements are outstanding.

The scholarship is valid for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Eligibility criteria

To know whether you are eligible for this scholarship or not, check out the pointers below:

  • The candidate must be an international student

  • The candidate's course must be starting in the academic year 2022 at the university's Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses

  • He or she must be studying a full-time bachelors degree, Masters or research programme

How to apply

There are no specific steps required to apply. The candidate will automatically receive the International Merit Scholarship if they successfully meet all the eligibility criteria.


  • GBP 2,000 to Bachelors students who’ve achieved BBB grades or above

  • GBP 1,000 to Bachelors students who’ve achieved CCC grades or above

  • GBP 2,000 to applicants with a 2:1 who are applying for a PG taught degree

  • GBP 1,000 to applicants with a 2:2 who are applying for a PG taught degree

This scholarship provides a fee discount. The university will deduct it from the candidates' tuition fees.

Anglia Ruskin University Placement

There are many teams across Anglia Ruskin University who help to provide, prepare and apply for a suitable placement opportunity including the employability and careers team, those who cover areas like CV and Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation etc. However, securing a placement is completely the candidate's responsibility. He or she should start thinking about how they will work towards securing their placement and where they would like to be.

If the candidate is an MBA student, he or she will be required to produce a portfolio where he or she must demonstrate how they have applied theory, practical knowledge and learnings in the office environment. The portfolio is generally of 8,000 word research-infused paper, with a 2,000 word reflective diary. 

Anglia Ruskin University Alumni

Anglia Ruskin University has over 1,80,000 alumni in its list with amazing careers with excellent performance in their respective fields. Some of the top ARU alumni include - English songwriter David Jon Gilmour, British author and illustrator Philip Reeve, British-Belizean businessman Michael Anthony Ashcroft, sports journalist Manish Dev Bhasin, British politician Susan Mary Hayman, English painter Edward Bawden, Welsh Labour Party politician Kim Howells, etc.

Anglia Ruskin University Accommodation

On-campus accommodation details 

  • Anglia Ruskin University offers on-campus accommodation to its students 

  • The accommodation is friendly, comfortable and safe

  • Students can choose from the following accommodation types:

    • Cambridge halls and houses

    • University Centre

    • Peterborough accommodation

    • Hospital accommodation

    • Chelmsford Student Village

    • Private sector house hunting

Off-campus accommodation details

  • The average rent is GBP 800 to GBP 900 per month

  • The residence type includes - 

    • Studio apartments

    • 3BHK apartments

    • 4BHK apartments 

    • 2BHK apartments

    • Shared apartments

  • The residences are fully furnished with basic amenities like electricity, water, gas, washing machine and unlimited internet access

  • On-site Laundry facility is also available


Campus Location

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, East Road, CB1 1PT | +44 (0)1245 683680 |

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