Quick Facts


HOST INSTITUTIONAnglia Ruskin University: Semester and Academic Year programs
ACADEMICSBiomedical Science, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English and Media, Fine Art, Forensic Science, Graphic Design, Humanities, Life Science, Medical Science, Music and Performing Arts, Nursing, Psychology Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports Science, Vision and Hearing Science.
HOUSINGAnglia Ruskin University residence halls, which consist of cluster flats, each with 3-10 single occupancy bedrooms, shared kitchen, and Internet. Meals are not included. The residence halls are located between a 5 and 15 minute walk from campus.
SAMPLE DAY EXCURSIONSDover Castle & Canterbury, Stonehenge & Bath, Leeds Castle, Windsor Castle, Oxford
The City

Cambridge is a small, cosmopolitan city located just 50 miles northeast of London, just a  bit under an hour on the train! With its location on the River Cam, you are sure to be afforded beautiful views. The city of Cambridge has so much to offer its students, with architecture both historic and new, sports teams to support, as well as a focus on the arts. Boasting several festivals and fairs taking place throughout the year, you are sure to find plenty of entertainment throughout your stay. Set aside some time to enjoy fabulous theatre and music performances, take in the famous King’s College Chapel and Choir on the campus of the prestigious University of Cambridge, and enjoy the city’s wonderful literary history.

The city offers a very scholarly atmosphere, as roughly 20% of Cambridge’s population is students. This gives you the opportunity to meet plenty of other students from around the world, who attend not only Anglia Ruskin University, but the University of Cambridge as well. Take advantage of studying in the same city as famous scientists Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton, as well as author C.S. Lewis, and actor Eddie Redmayne. Students fill the area surrounding the universities, especially a street called King’s Parade. With something to offer each and every student, the atmosphere in Cambridge is something you will not soon forget.

Host Institution


Anglia Ruskin University

In the intellectual city of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University serves 39,400 students across three campuses. ASA students will take all their classes at the main campus in Cambridge, and will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art forensic laboratories, multimedia recording studios, and an expansive library that are open to students 24 hours a day. A complete renovation and expansion of the on-campus gym has recently been completed as well. The Mumford Theatre provides entertainment from professional, local, and student groups. Overall, Anglia Ruskin has invested £122 million in facilities over the last five years and plans to invest £98m over the next five years, making the school an impressive, evolving place to study.

Anglia Ruskin has an expansive international student population, with students hailing from dozens of different countries. With a Student Services team that ranks among the best in the UK, there is always something going on around campus for students to get involved in.

The Cambridge campus was recently awarded £1 million from the HEFCE Revolving Green Fund for their Combined Heat and Power plant, and the university is making great strides as a whole to improve sustainability.



Anglia Ruskin University
Semester/Academic Year

  • Requirements:

    • Minimum GPA 2.70. (Students with GPA between 2.50-2.69 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian college/university before applying

    • Official Transcript from your college or university

    • ASA Application. To start a new application or continue an existing application, click here.

    • Scan of your valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad. A scan of your valid passport is required before you can be accepted into this program. Please submit your passport application by expedited service if you do not have a valid passport.

    • For Application Deadlines, please click the Cost & Dates tab.



Students live in an Anglia Ruskin University residence hall which consists of cluster flats, each with 3-10 single occupancy bedrooms, shared kitchen, and Internet access. Meals are not included. The residence hall is approximately a 15-minute walk from campus. In some cases, each bedroom has its own bathroom “pod,” and in other cases, bathrooms are shared. Flats are usually coed.


+ Can I room with a friend?

You may request to live with a friend by emailing ASA at Roommate requests must be mutual, so be sure your friend requests you back. However, Anglia Ruskin University is responsible for all hall allocations, so we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the same flat as your friend. You will meet your flatmates upon arrival; they could be from the U.S., the UK, or other countries.

+ When will I find out where I’ll be living?

ASA will notify you of your living arrangements via email approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of your program.

+ Will I have a roommate?

Rooms are single occupancy, but you will share a flat with 2-9 additional students. Flats may be coed.

+ Are meals included?

No, meals are not included, but your flat will have a kitchen, and grocery stores are within walking distance.

+ What should I bring with me?

A detailed list of what to bring (and what not to bring) will be included in your ASA pre-departure handbook, which will be emailed to you about a month before your program begins.

+ How far will I live from school?

The Anglia Ruskin University residence halls are typically located a 15-minute walk from campus.

+ Is a Damage Deposit required?





ASA semester programs in Cambridge include 2 day excursions. Destinations may vary by term. Past terms have included trips to:

  • Stonehenge and Bath (day excursion) – Stone circles, magic, mysticism, and the legend of King Arthur are all part of the story of Stonehenge, a 5,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit Bath, where you can drink the healing waters, visit the Roman baths, and take in stories of Jane Austen and high society.

  • Dover Castle and Canterbury (day excursion) – Just like the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales! Explore Canterbury’s cobbled streets and Canterbury Cathedral. Next, it’s off to Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.

Course Offerings
Cost & Dates


Billing Information and Refund Policy

Price Breakdowns / Estimated Costs of Attendance

Program Calendars

What’s Included?

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Application Deadline — The deadline by which you must complete the application process, including turning in all documentation to ASA (transcript, etc.)

Payment Deadline — The deadline by which you must submit full payment for your program fees or verification of financial aid.  A non-refundable Down Payment may be required in advance of the Payment Deadline to secure your space. Check the “Billing Information and Refund Policy” link above to find out if a Down Payment is required.

Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 11 – Depart Dec. 21$14,595April 1, ’19May 1, ’19CEFA
Spring 2020 Arrive Jan. 15 – Depart May 9$14,595Extended to Oct. 15, ’19Oct. 30, ’19CESP
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)$14,595April 1, ’20May 1, ’20CEFA