Information for students from Hong Kong wishing to study a postgraduate programme at Cranfield University


Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and is historically a popular destination for students from Hong Kong.

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, Cranfield represents a unique offering for students from Hong Kong thinking of studying in the UK. Students from Hong Kong 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 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 Hong Kong

  • Second Class Bachelor degree with Honours

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

English is not the only medium of instruction in your country. We may be able to accept evidence from your institution stating that English was the only language of instruction and assessment as meeting our requirement. Otherwise you would be required to provide evidence of your English language ability as per the below requirements:

IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL - 92 

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

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.

Some courses may specify higher test scores so please check your course webpage for details of 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.

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

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

English language classes are also run by The British Council at language schools in your own country.

Kaplan International College London (KICL) offers preparation programmes for those who do not meet our direct entry requirements. Students who study the Graduate Diploma, specialising in either Business, Science or Engineering, can then progress directly to Cranfield. KICL can even integrate Pre-sessional English Language modules with the Graduate Diploma to help improve your English language skills. On completion of the course to the required grade and conditions stipulated in your offer letter, you are guaranteed progression to Cranfield University. More information about KICL.


Funding overview

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

Cranfield East Asia Merit Scholarship in Computational Engineering Sciences

Cranfield East Asia Merit Scholarship in Leadership and Management

Cranfield East Asia Merit Scholarship in Energy and Power

Cranfield East Asia Merit Scholarship in Environment and Agrifood

Cranfield Global Manufacturing Leadership Masters Scholarship

British Council IELTS Prize

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

Agent  Address  Contact information 
Amber Education (Hong Kong) 
Services  Ltd
Room 1208, 
Tai Yau Building, 
No. 181 Johnson Road, 
Wan Chai, 
HongKong
T: +852-23779111
E: marketing@amberedu.com
W: www.amberedu.com
Structural Training Ltd T/A 
GET Edcuation Consultancy
UMTA, 9F, Harbour Commercial Building, 
122 Connaught Road, 
Central Hong Kong
T:+852-27307311
E: hongkong@GET.com.uk
W: www.get.com.HK/education

UniEd Smart Study
Centre Sdn. Bhd (trading as AUG)
Room 1921, 19th Floor,
One Grand Tower,
639 Nathan Road,
Mongkok, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
T:+85 223921592
E: hongkong@augstudy.com
SIUK  4007 Central Plaza,
18 Harbour Road,
Wanchai,
Hong Kong

W:www.studyin-uk.com
BEO Room 1208,
Tai Yau Building,
No 181 Johnston
Road, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong
T: +852 2153 9486
W: www.beo-corp.com
Get Education
(Structural Training Ltd)
 UMTA, 9F,
Harbour Commercial
Building, 122
Connaught Road,
Central Hong Kong
T:+852-27307311
E:hongkong@GET.com.uk
W: www.get.com.hk

Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield regularly visit Hong Kong. We attend education exhibitions, visit universities and talk to prospective students and their families.

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

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