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Here you'll find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, campuses, entry requirements, and local agents who can help you to apply.

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Why choose ARU

English language support

We offer superb English language support so you get the most from your studies. Fine-tune your writing and reading skills in group classes and personal consultations.

Support for start-ups

Develop your ideas in our Start-up Support hub, pitch for business funding, and help solve pressing social issues in our 24-hour hackathon.

The home of bright ideas

World-class skills

With accredited courses and plenty of opportunities to gain work experience, you'll graduate with skills that are valued by employers the world over.

Career support from day one


You can study an undergraduate, Masters or research degree at ARU.

You'll find an application link on all our course pages.

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If you have any questions about studying at ARU, call us on +44 (0)1245 686868 or email [email protected]

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from Bulgaria to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 
  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)

•  Diploma za Sredno - Spetsialno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education) with an overall grade from 4.7 to 5.6 depending on the course

•  Diploma za Zavarsheno Poluvisshe Obrazovanie (DZPO) (Diploma of Intermediate Higher Education) with an overall grade from 4.7 to 5.6 depending on the course

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

• A recognised pre-masters course

• Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) with Dobur

• Bakalavr with Dobur

• Professional Bachelor; Bachelor degree (awarded from 2003) with Dobur

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above then  ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundationfirst year and pre-masters courses, designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you will 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 Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that’ll help you with your application to Anglia Ruskin University:

Approved agents

Integral Bulgaria

  • Location: Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Blagoevgrad, Tarnovo
  • Address: 99 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd, Sofia, 1142
  • Telephone: 00359 2 80 50 600, +359-2-950 55 70
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

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