Information for Chinese students wishing to study a postgraduate programme at Cranfield University.

Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and has a number of Chinese students studying here across a range of subjects.

We currently have 371 students from China studying with us. We have over 1,500 people in our Chinese alumni network. 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study.

A number of Cranfield graduates also hold leading roles in Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) including the Head and the Chief Design Engineer of the China Gas Turbine division.

We have strong links with a number of excellent Chinese Universities sponsored by Project 985, Project 211 and Provincial Key Universities, such as Beihang University (BUAA), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Nanjing University Of Aeronautics And Astronautics (NUAA), Jiangsu University and Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST).

As an exclusively postgraduate university with a student to staff ratio - 7:1 that is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world, Chinese students at Cranfield benefit from excellent teaching delivered by our world-renowned academics, state-of-the-art facilities and real-life industry projects with leading global organisations.

Cranfield provides a professional working environment but our Chinese students also enjoy campus live and get involved in a wide variety of activities run by Chinese Cranfield Student Association.

A Cranfield representative will be in China on the 19th to 24th October 2019 to find out more visit our dedicated China Education Expo 2019 event page.

Information in Chinese

Visit our Chinese website to find out more about Cranfield University in the Chinese language.

Academic requirements

Most courses are looking for a UK Honours degree (minimum second class lower) or international equivalent.

We assess all applications individually and consider the equivalence of your qualifications against UK degrees, using advice from UK NARIC, the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and opinion on qualifications and skills from all over the world.

Requirements for applicants from China

For the majority of courses, applicants with a Chinese Bachelor degree (4 years minimum) will meet our general entry requirement.

Applicants for taught MSc courses in the School of Management may be considered for entry if they meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelors degree from a Chinese Prestigious University (Project 211 and Project 985) with a minimum overall grade of 80%
  • Bachelor degree from one of the following specialist Business universities with minimum overall grade of 80%

    • Beijing Technology and Business University
    • Capital University of Economics and Business
    • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
    • Huaqiao University
    • Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
    • Nanjing Audit University
    • Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
    • Tianjin University of Finance and Economics
    • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • Bachelor degree from another Chinese university with a minimum overall grade of 85% (in exceptional cases applicants will be considered with a minimum of 80% overall in a relevant degree, with good grades in relevant subjects and directly relevant work experience).

If your Bachelor degree is awarded with a Grade Point Average (GPA), our minimum requirement is a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Full entry requirements for individual courses can be found on the individual course pages. Please read them carefully as there can sometimes be additional requirements.

English language requirements

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 a IELTS for UKVI test.

What can I do if I don't meet the English language requirement for my chosen course?

If you have taken a test but not reached the required score you may be able to attend one of our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We offer Winter/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders:

Funding overview

There are a number of funding opportunities available to students from China wishing to study at Cranfield including:

For further Information and advice on funding and finance, including how to pay your fees and useful references for international applicants, please visit our Fees and Funding page.

Agent representatives

The following agents represent Cranfield University in China:

Agent Address Contact information
Amber Education Services  Ltd

Room 1709, Room 1715, Kerry Center,
Renmin South Road,
Guangdong Province~

Additional offices in:
Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou,
T: + 86-755-2518 1511
AUG Beijing Room 768, Guangming Building,
No.42 Liangmaqiao Road,
Chaoyang District,
T: +86 10 6528 8116
Beijing New Oriental Vision 
Overseas Consulting Co Ltd

Floor 7, No. 6 Haidian Zhongjie
Haidian District
Beijing 100080
T: +8610 6090 8000
GetSet Ltd  11F No. 206, Fuxing South Road, Section 1, Taiepi, Taiwan 10666   886 2 2778 1595  W:
Inquota China
Lu Guangyin,13-3-1003
Nadanbao, Yanshun Road
Yanjiao Development Zone
Sanhe City
Hebei Province, 065201

Chengdu Hope  4-1-1303,
No.1 Xinguang Road,
Wuhou District,
Sichuan, China

Additional office in:
Room 1605,
Block A, No. 2 Zongfu Road,
Jinjiang District,
Sichuan, China.
T: +86 13388199565
Edulink International Co Ltd 24 Hu Zhulu Rd.
Zhongyuan Dist.
ZhengZhou, Henan
China 450007
T: +86 13633819106 (China)
T: +44 1189 653720 (UK)
Golden Arrow
Room 906, Guozhong Building,
33 Dengzigou Street,
Dongcheng District,
Beijing (near Wangfujing Church,
Jingshan School)

Additional offices in:
Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Foshan,
Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Henan,
Kunshan, Nanchang, Nanjing, Quanzhou,
Quzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen,
Wuhan, Yuncheng, Zhengzhou,
T: 4000800516 (China national hotline)
T: +86 010-65273033
QQ: 395548264/387937567            
Gostudy Education Institute Room 1115, 11/F, Block A
Digital Building, No 2, South Street
Zhongguancun, Haidan District,
Beijing, China

Additional offices in:
Shanghai, Guiyang

T: +86 010-5162-738
51 Offer (iHorizon Group Limited) 51offer Shanghai Head Office (located in Xuhui Riverside area)
12th Floor, Hanghui building (zone B)
600 Yunjin Rd, xuhui District
Shanghai, China 200232

51offer Shanghai VIP Counselling Service Centre
Rooms 707-708, 7/F, 2 Grand Gateway,
3 Hongqiao Rd, Xuhui District
Shanghai, China 200030
T: 4006152656 (China national hotline)
T: +86 (21) 6428 2096 8078
Hangzhou Xindao Education Consulting Co. Ltd. Room 2701, Icon Jinzuo
Frid Plaza, No. 99
Wenze Road
Jianggan District
T: +86 571 8669 9002
Index Education Services Room 506 Longyu International Business Square
239 Hengfeng Rd  
Shanghai 200070

Additional office in:


JJL (Overseas Education
Consulting & Service Co. Ltd)

Beijing Jianguomenwai Avenue
Yongan Dongli Miyang
Building 5 (Yong'an subway C port 50 meters south)
Beijing, China

Additional offices in:
Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian,Changsha, Changchun, 
Guangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, 
Hohhot, Ji'nan, Kunming, 
Lanzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, 
Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, 
Suzhou, Taiyuan, Tangshan, Tianjin, 
Wuhan, Xiamen,Xi'an, Zhengzhou
T: 400-010-8000 (China national hotline)
T: +86-10-6568-5656
Power Academy Co., Ltd
(part of OxBridge Holdings, Inc.)

(Head Office)
Suite 2108
Block A Dong Yu Building (Third Property Building)
No.1 Shuguang Xili Jia
Chaoyang District
China 100029

Additional offices are in:
Taiwan, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an.
T: +86-10-5979-9010
Shinyway International A-4 Dragon Century Plaza,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province,
CHINA 310007
T: + 86-571-87901122
SI UK (Study International UK) Room 3605, Ciros Plaza
No. 388 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai, China
Shanghai 200003, China
T: +86 (0) 21 53530200
UKUni 29 Threadneedle Street
T:+44 (0)203 856 8181
UKEAS Unit 713 7th Floor,
East Wing of Greenland Centre,
No.596 Middle Long Hua Road,
Shanghai, 200032, China

Additional offices in:
Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, 
Ningbou, Hangzhou
T:+ 86-21-51765605/6
UKEC China Headquarters
30th Floor Tower A,
Wast Hope Tianxiand Square,
530 Tianfu Avenue,
High-Tech Zone,
Sichuan Province 610000 

Additional offices are in:
Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Suzhou,
Xi’an and Xiamen.
T: +86-(28)-6133-394
Floor 6,
Albany House,
31 Hurst Street,
B5 4BD
T: +44(0)121 622 1015
W: or
 UVIC Room 2005, Garden Square,
968 Beijing West Road,
Jing'an District,
Shanghai, 200040
T: +86 0215 243 3088 400 080 2900
Wiseway Global Co Ltd  11&12A Floor,
Hesheng Jiaye Plaza,
32 Zhongguancun Avenue,
Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
T: 0086-10-83410906


UK visa application from China

For help making your visa application to study with us in the UK have a look at this Chinese visa application video by We Are International.

We also offer more advice and guidance on our visa and immigration page. There you will find contact information for the Student Immigration and funding team who can offer support and advise.