ARU College

United Kingdom, England, Cambridge

ARU College (formerly known as Cambridge Ruskin International College or CRIC) offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathways at ARU for applicants that do not meet the requirements for direct entry, have not studied the subjects required for their chosen degree or spent some time out of education. Following completion of the ARU College pathway students benefit from direct entry onto an ARU degree.

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) is one of the largest universities in the east of England, with campuses in two of the UK’s most exciting cities, Cambridge and Chelmsford. Renowned for the employability of its graduates, ARU is committed to providing its students with the very best career advice from the beginning of their course. In order to enhance employment prospects, the university has created partnerships with some of the UK’s most prestigious and successful businesses. Outside of its record of academic success, ARU also provides a very welcoming and supportive atmosphere for students. Both Cambridge and Chelmsford offer a relatively small city environment, providing safe surroundings alongside an atmosphere perfectly suited to study.

Here are some of the many reasons students have chosen to study at ARU:

  • A long history in providing education and internationally recognised degrees: established in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art, ARU provides degrees in over 100 academic areas to over 35,000 full and part-time students.
  • ARU are 5th in England and top in our region for UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.
  • Academics involved in industry: ARU teaching staff are involved in or are from the industry related to the subject they teach, keeping you up to date with the latest developments in your academic area.
  • Award winning students: students regularly win industry awards in events such as the IBM Universities Business Challenge and the National Client Interviewing Competition at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. Students from the Cambridge School of Art consistently win top national and international prizes.
  • Employer Mentoring Scheme (EMS): the University runs an Employer Mentoring Scheme (EMS), matching second-year students with employees from local organisations, who provide business mentoring.
  • State–of–the–art facilities: ARU has spent ÂŁ80 million updating its facilities. These include forensic crime labs, University Eye Clinic, a mock courtroom, sports science labs and a Bloomberg Trading Floor.
  • Truly international campuses: one in five students come from outside the UK to study at ARU.


Ranked in the top 350 institutions in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2020

ARU College


Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
Off Campus Housing, Optional On Campus Dorms
Rain, Warm
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
United Kingdom
Gap year
International Foundation Engineering & Computing and Technology, International Foundation in • English & Media & Drama and Writing, International Foundation in Architecture, International Foundation in Art and Design, International Foundation in Business, International Foundation in Humanities and Education, International Foundation in Law and Policing, International Foundation in Medical & Life Sciences and Optometry, International Foundation in Music, International Foundation in Nursing Studies, International Foundation in Psychology, International Foundation in Social Work, International Foundation in Sports Science, Pre-Master's in Business and Finance, Pre-Master's in Computing and Digital Technology, Pre-Master's in Education, Pre-Master's in Engineering and Manufacturing, Pre-Master's in Health Sciences, Pre-Master's in Language & Literature & Media, Pre-Master's in Law & Crime and Social Studies, Pre-Master's in Psychology
Sport Teams
Archery, Boxing, Cricket, Futsal, Judo, Men's Badminton, Men's Hockey, Men's Rowing, Men's Rugby, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Fencing, Men’s Football, Men’s Volleyball, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Badminton, Women's Rugby, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Fencing, Women’s Rowing, Women’s Volleyball