We extend a warm welcome to students from Iran.

Here you'll find out about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin University and the qualification equivalents from your home country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events, and contact details for us and our approved agents in your country.

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.

To get a true feel for life at ARU and what it’s really like to study here. Our On Demand Open Day experiences are available 24/7, wherever you are:

Support for international students

Life as an international student at ARU

Scholarships and bursaries


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

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

View our international guide


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 Iran 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)
  • Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with an overall average of 12 / 20
  • High School Diploma (four years) with an overall average of 14/20
  • Associate Degree (Kardani/Fogh Diploma) with an overall average of 60% - 64% from a technical / vocational institute

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

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • Four-year Bachelor degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with average 12/20 in subjects relevant to AU studies or University of Technology degree

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, 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.

How to apply

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

Approved agents

IDP Education Ltd

  • Location: Tehran
  • Address: No.3, Sanaz dead-End, Ghalandari St, Mirzapour St, Shariati Ave,Tehran, Iran  P.O.Box 1931744953
  • Telephone: : +982122246710-13, Mobile:+989125852461 
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:


Noandishe Training Consultancy


  • Location: London
  • Address: 24 Chessington Lodge Regents Park Road London N3 3AA
  • Telephone: 2081447406, 7538938026
  • Email: [email protected]