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Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Check whether Cranfield University is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a UK postgraduate university with campuses in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. Both Cranfield and Shrivenham are fully self-contained academic centers, set in large grounds in the English countryside. Both centers are just short distances from towns, cities and many other places of interest.

The University is renowned for its academic focus on business and industry. They’re the largest UK provider of master's-level graduates in engineering, and also offer students world-class executive education and professional development programs. The University carries out research and consultancy for industry, government and business that gives you a real-world learning environment, allowing knowledge to be transferred to the global economy.

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Why study at Cranfield University?

  • Staff student ratio

    Cranfield’s ratio is an impressive 5:1

  • Postgraduate only

    the only university in the UK to focus solely on postgraduate education

Life as an international student

Cranfield University welcomes students from over 100 countries every year; 46% of Cranfield’s students are from outside of the UK, meaning you’ll be part of an international student body where cultural diversity is valued and cherished. On campus, there is a true sense of community, and whatever your recreational, social or sporting interests, there are many opportunities to make friends and have a great time.

Both Cranfield and Shrivenham campuses have student advice centers which provide information for students including those from overseas. The centers offer professional and confidential advice, including disability and learning support, and guidance to help you get the most out of your time at the University.

Student Life & Facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 3
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts 8
    • No. of Squash Courts 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 4
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1

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Cranfield University programs

Fees and funding

Paying for a course at university and the associated living costs is a major challenge for most students. Many fund their studies from a combination of sources such as savings, employment, small grants, loans or bursaries.

Tuition fee ranges from £21,000 - £31,000

Pathway programs from £17,490

The following funding options can be applied for:

The Cranfield Scholarship

There's a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world applying for the 2019 intake. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show both aptitude and ability for the subject they are applying to.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at Cranfield university. The scholarship includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for master’s study.

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship which includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for master’s study.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University.


Cranfield University

College Road, Cranfield MK43 0AL

Cranfield campuses are a short distance away from beautiful countryside, sophisticated towns and cities, historic and cultural landmarks, exclusive shopping, world-class sport and centres of fun, exercise and entertainment.

Visa requirements for Cranfield University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements