We have the same minimum entry requirements for most of our taught and research programmes. Here we explain those requirements and the range of assistance available to help you meet them.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements, so please check the specific course you are interested in before submitting your application. If you are an international student you may need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency when you receive an offer to study with us.
If you do not meet our formal entry requirements, but still feel you can demonstrate the ability to complete the course successfully, you may still be accepted onto a course. Each application will be considered on its merits.
If you are an international student you will need to provide a satisfactory English test result that meets the requirements for the course you have applied for. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details. Our minimum requirements are as follows:
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking an IELTS for UKVI test.
Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world. Here we explain how to complete your application and the information, advice and guidance available to assist you. You can apply online for most of our courses.
There is strong competition for places on our programmes and, although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place. This is important if you also want to apply for on-campus accommodation or need to apply for a visa to study in the UK. These processes will take additional time after your course offer has been made.
Ask Education Index consultants to help you with the application process.
Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirmation. Within two days of submission we will confirm your username and password, so you can access our Applicant Portal, EVE, through which you will be able to:
To help speed up the application process, please provide your supporting documents, for example degree certificate, as soon as possible.
We only require electronic copies of these documents during the application process. Photocopies sent by post will be scanned and uploaded to your record, and then destroyed. Please do not send us hard copies of your original documents.
Cranfield is set in a leafy green campus in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside.
The University is easily accessible from London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham, making it simple for recruiters and practitioners to visit on a daily basis. London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 60 and 90 minutes away respectively, and offer connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Public buses run to and from Cranfield and there is also a regular campus bus shuttle service to Milton Keynes train and bus station. Trains run frequently from Milton Keynes to Central London and take just 45 minutes. The nearest towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford are only a few miles away and offer a wide range of sporting and entertainment facilities.