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The University's story starts in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art. The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, shortened to ARU.

Over the years, a number of colleges and institutes have become part of ARU. They include the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT) and the Essex Institute of Higher Education (formerly the Chelmer Institute – itself formed from the Mid-Essex Technical College and the Brentwood College of Education). At first, these colleges combined to become Anglia Polytechnic, and then Anglia Polytechnic University in 1992.


As well as Cambridge, the University has campuses in Chelmsford and London. A new campus will be opened in the city of Peterborough, in September 2022.

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ARU has been named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

£14,300 – £17,200
approximately. Instalments may be possible. Your C2C counsellor will advise you of the exact tuition fee for your course.
A range of scholarships are available which include:
  • International Excellence Scholarship worth £4000 is awarded to students who can demonstrate exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement.
  • International Merit Scholarships worth £1,000-£2,000 are automatically awarded each year to international students who meet their eligibility criteria
  • International Early Payment discount worth £400 - £1000 is awarded to international students who pay their tuition fees early.

Your C2C counsellor will advise you on scholarship criteria, eligibility and application deadlines

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Read the profiles of our Counsellors and contact the Counsellor you think will be best able to advise you. Our Counsellors will help you find the right course, assist you with your application and guide you with applying for a student visa. We have a 100% visa success rate! You can contact any Counsellor, they do not need to be located in your home city. You can contact our Counsellors via email, whatsapp or by phone.


“University life at Anglia Ruskin helped me a lot. I feel more confident than when I first arrived, and I feel more able to see things from different perspectives. My mind and opinions on a range of things have changed since my time at Anglia, with the help of professors, friends, and tutors. It goes without saying that my academic understanding of a range of topics has been broadened and strengthened as well.”

Ghaith Al Jalabneh MSc Mobile Telecommunications


Connect2Counsellors is an official representative of Anglia Ruskin University. This means that we can submit applications direct to the University and follow up with any queries. All our UK Counsellors are experienced counsellors, each has a proven track record in UK education counselling and UK student visa requirements. They are highly trained individuals having successfully placed many students with UK Universities and Colleges. Some have worked directly for UK universities so have in-depth knowledge on admission procedures and application processing.

A C2C counsellor will assist you with all aspects of applying to study in the UK, this includes:

C2C has a 100% UK student visa success rate for the September 21 & January 22 intakes.

Connect2Counsellors Ltd is a British company based in Brighton, UK.