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.

In the academic year 2017/18, 305 of our students were from China. We have over 1,500 people in our Chinese alumni network. 96% of our graduates are in relevant employment or further study six months after graduation.

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 - 5:1 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

Our general entry requirement is a UK Honours degree (minimum second class lower) or international equivalent. Our Admissions Office staff have extensive knowledge of a wide range of qualifications from all over the world and will assess your qualifications against our UK entry requirements. Applications are considered on an individual basis and the information provided here is intended as a general guide. Holding this level of qualification does not guarantee entry and some programmes may have higher entry requirements.

Requirements for individuals from China

  • Bachelors degree

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

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses 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 may reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. Some courses may specify higher test scores so please check the details of your course for the English language requirements you will be expected to meet.

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 will also need to meet the UK Home Office Tier 4 (General) student visa English language requirements . The UK Home Office are not currently accepting TOEFL or TOEIC tests for Tier 4 (General) visa applications. Other restrictions from the UK Home Office may apply from time to time and we will advise applicants of these restrictions where appropriate.

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

If you have not met the appropriate English language requirement for your course, you could consider one of our Presessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. They are offered to international students who do not meet the minimum scores as described above.

Working with a team of well-qualified and experienced tutors, we will help you:

  • Improve your English language skills to satisfy our entry requirement,
  • Develop and improve your knowledge and use of academic English,
  • Prepare for the kinds of assignments you will complete on your course,
  • Gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed in your academic studies,
  • Introduce you to life in the UK and to UK culture.

We offer winter and summer courses each year, with students enjoying a choice of three course lengths, over 20, 10 or five weeks.

The winter programme has been designed for applicants for research programmes starting in the summer. Applicants for courses starting in September/October are strongly advised to apply for the summer English programme. Applicants must provide their most recent UKVI IELTS test to be considered, as we are unable to consider an international applicant who has taken an alternative English language test.

Applicants who have not met the standard entry requirements for any of the above courses should contact the Pre-sessional team further advice and guidance. All applications are considered on their merits, on a case-by-case basis.

If you need any further information please get in touch.

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

CNUK Education Nova South Building
9th Floor
160 Victoria Street
T: +44 (0) 2082826219
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
Chivast Education International 9-12F North Office Building,
New World Centre
3B Chongwenmenwai Street
Beijing, 100062
T: +86 010-67084068
Edulink International Co Ltd 24 Hu Zhulu Rd.
Zhongyuan Dist.
ZhengZhou, Henan
China 450007
T: +86 13633819106 (China)
T: +44 1189 653720 (UK)
Get Education Consultancy  No.1, Rui Fa Road, Luogang District,
Guangzhou 510530,
PR China

QQ : 1537245529
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 Counseling 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
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.)

Suite 802
Block A Ziguang Development Tower
No.11 Huixin Dongjie
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
Structural Training Ltd T/A
GET Education Consultancy
No.1, Rui Fa Road, Luogang District,
Guangzhou 510530,
PR China
QQ : 1537245529

UKCN Education Ltd Room 1207, Block A,
Changfa Center,
300 Zhongshan East Road,
Nanjing, China

Additional office in:
Room 1109,
ZhongXin Building,
1468 Nanjing West Road,
Jing'an District,
Shanghai, China
T:+86 (021)32205727
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
4202 – 4203, Floor 42, Tower 3, IFS CBD,
NO.1 Section 3 Hongxing Road,
Jinjiang District, Chengdu,
61000 China

Additional offices are in:
Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Wuhan,
Chongqing, Changsha, and Harbin.

T: +86-(28)-6133-394
 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


Why study at Cranfield

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.