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Contact the ARU China office:
Telephone: +86 (021) 31831009
Email: [email protected]

We value meeting potential students in person, so our officers visit cities around the world to give you a chance to meet them. You can also speak to any of our approved international agents (see 'Approved agents' on this page) in your country about studying at ARU.

Our On Demand Open Day experiences are available 24/7, wherever you are:

Courses, campuses and accommodation

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Explore ARU

Find out more about studying at ARU and take a look at our most popular courses.

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Life as a student at ARU

Jiabin Huang was awarded a GREAT (China) Scholarship. She studies MA Children's Book Illustration at our Cambridge campus and describes her life here.

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Student life

Take a look around our campuses, find out more about the cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford, and check out our accommodation.

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Browse our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses. You can find an application link on all our course pages.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements
for students coming from China 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)
  • Chinese Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with 80% result performance
  • Chinese National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (Gaokao) with 70% result performance
  • Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College (Zhongzhuan) or a Vocational Secondary School (Zhongzhi / Zhigao) with 70% result performance
  • successful completion of the first year of a recognised undergraduate programme with 70% result performance.

For entry to a Masters degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

  • a recognised pre-Masters course
  • 4-year Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised Chinese university (Prestigious/Regular/Private) with 70% result performance or above
  • successful completion of 3-year University-Level Diploma (Dazhuan / Gaozhi) in a relevant subject with a final average of 80% or above in a relevant subject PLUS a minimum of 3 years of appropriate post-graduate employment experience.

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Masters 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 foundation, first 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.

Fees and scholarships

We know that studying abroad is a big investment. Find out more about fees, paying for university, and the support available:

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that will help you with your application to ARU:

Approved agents

Jiang Huimin (Michael)


Amber Education (Hong Kong) Services Ltd


360 Education Group


Aoji Education Consulting Co. Ltd.


Can-Achieve International Education Ltd


Decent Education Consulting Ltd


EIC Education


Global Education Alliance (GEA)


IAE China


IDP Promising Education


IHorizon Group (HK) Ltd


JJL Overseas Education Consulting & Service Co. Ltd


Liu Cheng International Group Ltd.


New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co. Ltd


Shenyang Linkup international Education Consultants


Shinyway International


SI-UK Shanghai




  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.ukec.com/cn
  • Telephone: 86155-281-60218 (Ms. Zhao)

UVIC Group


Wiseway Global Co. Ltd


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Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff – they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.