Italy

Every year the RAU welcomes students from across Europe who come to the UK to receive a world-class education. The International Team at RAU are always keen to help and support International students seeking educational opportunities in the UK.

At the RAU we offer a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

The RAU holds a Student Visa Sponsor License No: VT0Q9ERW3.

Fees & Scholarships 

Tuition fees

Standard international tuition fees apply for most of our courses but there are some that may vary. For more details on standard and non-standard fees visit our undergraduate fee and postgraduate fee pages.

You can also check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our undergraduate course and postgraduate course listings.

Scholarships

The Royal Agricultural University offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas. In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to RAU applicants. 

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international undergraduate students.

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international postgraduate students.

Entry Requirements 

Entry requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages.

International Foundation Year

We run an International Foundation Year programme in partnership with our partner, INTO London World education Centre based in London

To enquire about the programme please get in touch with our admissions team: ​admissions@rau.ac.uk.

English language courses

Students wishing to pursue an English Language programme in the UK prior to commencing their academic programme at the Royal Agricultural University can do so with our partner INTO, based in London.

For further information please contact our admissions team: admissions@rau.ac.uk.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's degree)

Applicants with: Diploma di Esame di Stato will be considered for entry to undergraduate Bachelor degree courses at the RAU. Where requirements are:

  • BCC = min. 75%  overall
  • CCC = min. 70% overall
  • CCD = min. 65% overall

Alternatively: Applicants with IB, EB, UK or US qualifications:

International Baccalaureate min. 26 points, A-levels or USA or other international equiv. qualifications for bachelor degree programmes see relevant RAU web pages.

Foundation degree programmes

Applicants with: Diploma di Esame di Stato will be considered for entry to Foundation degree courses at the RAU.

CD = min. 60% overall

Alternatively: Applicants with IB, EB, UK or US qualifications:

International Baccalaureate min. 24 points, A-levels or USA or other international equiv. qualifications for bachelor degree programmes see relevant RAU web pages.

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS band score 6.0 overall or above with no less than 5.5 in each component of the ‘academic’ IELTS test.
  • The test must have been taken within 2 years of the start date of the course.

*Applicants for Foundation degree courses must provide a Secure English Language Test (i.e. UKVI IELTS). Please see here for more information on SELT providers.

Transfer into Year 2 or Year 3 :

Academic transfers to RAU into Years 2 and 3 are possible. Contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to find out more.

Postgraduate Taught (MSc and MBA)

Typically we require a Bachelor’s Honours degree or Laurea or Diploma di Laurea

  • Bachelor Honours degree 2:1 = min. grade 94-100/110 Or 27-29/30
  • Bachelor Honours degree 2:2 = min. grade 84-93/110 Or 24-26/30

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS band score 6.5 overall or above with no less than 5.5 in each component of the ‘academic’ IELTS test
  • The test must have been taken within 2 years of the start of the course

Postgraduate Research

  • For entry to the MSc by Research applicants are expected to hold the equivalent of a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1). See Postgraduate Taught entry criteria above for equivalent Italian qualifications
  • For entry to the PhD programme we would require applicants to hold a Master’s degree  or  Laurea Magistrale / Diploma Accademico di Secondo Livello / Diploma Accademico di Specializzazione I / Laurea Specialistica /Master Universitario di Primo Livello (after 1999)

Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research.

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS (Academic) band score of min. 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in any other component. The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course 

UK Visas and immigration

Students from Italy will now require a visa for studying in the UK. For further information and guidance visit: 

Preparing for your studies in the UK

Applying to the RAU

Undergraduate

All students intending to study an undergraduate degree in the UK are required to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). To learn more about UCAS, application deadlines and the support we provide to help you make your application see:

Postgraduate

You can apply for postgraduate taught and research programmes directly to us via our online application form. These forms can be found on the relevant postgraduate course pages:

Representatives 

Meet us

Our international team regularly travels to countries around the world, attending conventions and fairs and visiting schools and colleges. For further information and to view upcoming trips, visit our international events page

Representatives in your country

We work with a small number of approved international representatives who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Please email us if you would like to contact a country representative: international@rau.ac.uk.