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 393 students from China (PRC) 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 teaching 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.

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 (PRC)

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% or 3.2 GPA.
  • Bachelor degree from one of the following specialist Business universities with minimum overall grade of 80% or 3.2 GPA:

    • 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% or 3.4 GPA (in exceptional cases applicants will be considered with a minimum overall of 80% or 3.2 GPA in a relevant degree, with good grades in relevant subjects and directly relevant work experience).

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

To study for a formal award at Cranfield you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively in English in an academic environment. You can meet this requirement in the following ways:

  • If you have previously obtained a higher education level qualification from a UK university and have been taught and assessed in English (note that international applicants applying for Master’s courses in Cranfield’s School of Management are required to have studied in the UK for the full duration of the course).
  • If you are a national of or have a obtained a higher education level qualification from a country on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) list of majority English speaking countries:
    Antigua and Barbuda Ireland
    Australia Jamaica
    The Bahamas Malta
    Barbados New Zealand
    Belize St Kitts and Nevis
    Canada* St Lucia
    Dominica St Vincent and the Grenadines
    Grenada Trinidad and Tobago
    Guyana United States of America

    *You will usually be required take an English test if your studies were not taught and assessed in English.
  • If you have been continuously employed in the UK for a minimum of five years immediately prior to the start of the course, providing you are able to supply a reference from your current employer which explicitly confirms you are able to communicate effectively in English.
  • By providing a satisfactory English test certificate that meets the requirement of the course you have applied for.

Approved English tests

The tests we accept and the University minimum requirements are detailed below. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details.

English test notes:

  • We verify all test scores with the test providers.
  • We are only able to accept tests taken within two years of the course start date.
  • All elements of the test results must be demonstrated in one test, we are unable to accept a combination of scores across two or more tests.
  • In extremely rare circumstances we may reject a test score if one element of the test has a very low score. This would only occur if we believed this would impact on your ability to study with us or if the score did not meet UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements to study in the UK.

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: 

Funding overview

There are a number of funding opportunities available to students from China (PRC) 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 (PRC):
Agent Address Contact information
Amber Education
Services Ltd

Additional offices in: Beijing,
Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian
Room 1709, Room 1715, Kerry Center,
Renmin South Road, Shenzhen
Guangdong Province
518001 China
T: + 86 755-2518 1511
E: marketing@amberedu.com
W: www.amberedu.com
AUG Beijing Room 768, Guangming Building,
No.42 Liangmaqiao Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100016
P.R.China
T: +86 10 6528 8116
E: beijing@augstudy.com
W: www.augstudy.com
Beijing New Oriental
Vision Overseas
Consulting Co Ltd
Floor 7, No. 6 Haidian Zhongjie
Zhongguancun
Haidian District
Beijing 100080 China
T: +86 10 6090 8000
E: Zhenmian@xdf.cn
W: www.neworiental.org/english
Chengdu Hope  4-1-1303,
No.1 Xinguang Road,
Wuhou District,
Chengdu,
Sichuan, China

Additional office in:
Room 1605,
Block A, No. 2 Zongfu Road,
Jinjiang District,
Chengdu,
Sichuan, China.
T: +86 13388199565
E: cantrust9@163.com
Edulink International Co Ltd 24 Hu Zhulu Road
Zhongyuan Dist.
ZhengZhou, Henan
China 450007
T: +86 13633819106 (China)
T: +44 1189 653720 (UK)
E: info@edulinkinternational.com
W: www.edulinkinternational.com
Golden Arrow Room 906, Guozhong Building,
33 Dengzigou Street,
Dongcheng District,
Beijing (near Wangfujing Church,
Jingshan School)
China

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            
E: tank.tang@ukpass.org
W: www.ukpass.org
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
E: Beijing@mygostudy.com
W: www.go-study.com.tw
51offer
(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
E: Customerservice@51offer.com
W: www.51offer.com
Index Education Services Room 506 Longyu International Business Square
239 Hengfeng Rd  
Shanghai 200070
China

Additional office in Nanjing
E: china.office@indexedu.com
JJL (Overseas Education
Consulting & Service Co. Ltd)

Headquarters
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
E: marketinguk@jjl.cn
W: www.jjl.cn
Liu Cheng International
Group Limited
Room 2603-04, 
Zhaofeng Plaza, 
No. 1027, Changning Road, 
Changning District, 
Shanghai, 
200050, 
P.R. China
 T: +862120575588
E: hezuo@51liucheng.com
W: www.liucheng.group
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
Beijing
China 100029

Additional offices are in:
Taiwan, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an.
T: +86-10-5979-9010
E: beijing@poweracademy.cn
W: www.poweracademy.cn
Shinyway International A-4 Dragon Century Plaza,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province,
CHINA 310007
T: + 86-571-87901122
W:www.igo.cn
SI UK
(Study International UK)
Room 3605, Ciros Plaza
No. 388 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai, China
Shanghai 200003, China
T: +86 (0) 21 53530200
E: shanghai@studyin-uk.com
W: www.studyin-uk.cn
UKUni 29 Threadneedle Street
London
EC2R 8AY UK
T:+44 (0)203 856 8181
E: info@ukuni.net
W: www.ukuni.net
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
E: info@ukeas-china.com
W: www.ukeas.com
UKEC
UKEC China Headquarters
30th Floor Tower A,
Wast Hope Tianxiand Square,
530 Tianfu Avenue,
High-Tech Zone,
Chengdu,
Sichuan Province 610000 

Additional offices are in:
Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Suzhou,
Xi’an and Xiamen.
T: +86-(28)-6133-394
E: chengdu@ukec.net.cn
W: www.ukec.com
UKUOFFER Suite B,
Floor 6,
Albany House,
31 Hurst Street,
Birmingham
B5 4BD
T: +44(0)121 622 1015
E: management@ukuoffer.co.uk
W: www.ukuoffer.co.uk or www.ukuoffer.com
UVIC Room 2005, Garden Square,
968 Beijing West Road,
Jing'an District,
Shanghai, 200040
T: +86 0215 243 3088 400 080 2900
E: shanghai@uvic.co.uk 
W: www.noborders.org/
Wiseway Global Co Ltd  11&12A Floor,
Hesheng Jiaye Plaza,
32 Zhongguancun Avenue,
Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
T: 0086-10-83410906
E: liaison2@wisewayglobal.com
W: www.wiseway.com.cn/english

Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield make regular visits to China (PRC). We attend education exhibitions, visit universities and talk to prospective students and their families

You can view our events calendar to find out more when we will next be visiting.

If you are already studying in the UK, our Open Days provide the ideal opportunity to visit the campus and meet staff and students.



UK visa application from China (PRC)

For help with 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.