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Cambridge, England

Anglia Ruskin University was founded in 1858, and has four main faculties and schools, The international Buisness School, the faculty of Science & Technology, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences, and the faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care. The university has around 39,400 students from around the world.

Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

 Anglia Ruskin University is considered an innovative institution which is also considered a ‘rising star’ – one of the institutions predicted to be challenging the global elite by 2030. Anglia Ruskin has just under 2,000 international students enrolled, and is consistently ranked in the top three universities in the country for its Welcome, Arrival and Orientation Programme for international students by the International Student Barometer. 

The Student Support Service will ensure that any international student in Anglia Ruskin University is made to feel at home, and advice is available on a number of issues including academic, personal, medical and financial.


  • 120th in the Times University Guide 2021

  • 99th in the Guardian University Guide 2021

  • 1404th in the QS World University Rankings 2021

You’ll benefit from award-winning facilities at ARU - the result of £115m of investment over the past five years. Recent additions to their campuses include our School of Medicine in Chelmsford which began training their first cohort of doctors in 2018; our Science Centre in Cambridge specifically designed to support STEM students; and two new Law Clinics offering our students the opportunity to work in real-life cases with qualified solicitors.
Our campuses and facilities are open to all, and play host to a year-round calendar of events. 


Anglia Ruskin University guarantees accommodation for all first-year undergraduate students. 

Catered and self catered accommodation is available depending on your budget and preference, while the Student Accommodation Office can assist when looking for private housing in the city with its new student friendly online database.


Anglia Ruskin University is located in Cambridge, a city boasting a rich cultural heritage. Cambridge is an attractive and welcoming city with a population of approximately 122,000. Cambridge is both big enough to offer a ‘big city’ experience, but also compact enough to navigate easily. 

The Chelmsford site, known as the Rivermead campus, is a 10-minute walk from the town centre in a picturesque location on the banks of the river Chelmer. Rivermead is a modern campus with most of the buildings being under 10 years old. Both Cambridge and Chelmsford were recently rated in the top ten best places to live in the UK. Peterborough is the smallest campus, specialising in health and social care courses. Cambridge and London Stansted are the closest airports to all three of the main sites at Anglia Ruskin, while regular train services connect the university with the rest of the UK.

Life in Cambridge

Cambridge caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment, with a wide variety of museums, galleries and leisure and sport facilities all in close range of student accommodation. The city also offers a fantastic nightlife, particularly for students.

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