Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and is historically a popular destination for students from India

We have been warmly welcoming students from India since the 1940’s. Cranfield University also has a long history of partnering with the Indian defence industry. For over 70 years, we have educated Indian students both from Government and industry. We forged new partnerships with Manipal University, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Aadyah Aerospace Private Limited and the Government of Telangana among others to provide education and research.

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 Indian students thinking of studying in the UK.

In academic year 2017/18,  there were 143 Indian students registered at Cranfield.

Indian students at Cranfield benefit from excellent teaching delivered by our world-renowned academics, state-of-the art facilities, industrial-scale research and real-life industry projects with leading global organisations.

96% of our graduates are in relevant employment or further study six months after graduation. 

Cranfield provides a professional working environment but our Indian students also enjoy campus life and get involved in a wide variety of clubs, societies and associations.

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 India

  • Bachelor degree with Honours or a Bachelor degree in a professional subject

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 India wishing to study at Cranfield including:

If you need assistance in identifying funding opportunities please contact us or one of our agents in India. You may also like to contact the British Council in India.

Agent representatives

Agent Address Contact information>
AEC Abroad Education
Consultants Pte Ltd 
1304, Ansal Tower
38, Nehru Place
New Delhi - 110 019

Additional offices in:
Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur,
Noida, Bhopal, Chandigarh
T: +91-11-4333-4444
Career Track 1104, building 6,
Powai Lake Heights,
Powai, Mumbai
400076, India
T: + 91-22- 25708422 - 23

1006 Chiranjiv
43 Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019

Additional offices in:
Ahmedebad, Bangalore, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, West &
North Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad,
Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore,
Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, 

T: +91- (0)11- 43810000
Eduabroad 92/C Mittal Tower
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400021

Additional offices in:
Delhi, Hyderabad
T: +91 022 40021206 / 40021207
The Education Group

SPS Chambers. Road No. 4,
Banjara Hills.
Opposite Delhi School of Excellence,
Pin - 500034

Additional offices in: 
Nagpur, Bhopal, Kolkata

T: +91 9700500087
2 Jer Mahal, Ground
Floor, Dhobi Talao,
Opp Mtro Cinema,
Mumbai - 40002, India

Additional offices in:
Ahmedabad, Bangalore,Chandigarh,
Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore,
Delhi, FC,Indore, Hyderabad, 
Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune,Surat, 
Thane,Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vashi, Vizag
T:+91 022 4081 3333/ 022 2200 3338
Education Pvt Ltd 
27 Vaswani Mansions
5th Floor
Dinshaw Vachha
Oppo. K.C.College
Mumbai - 400020

Additional offices in:
Goa, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune,
Surat, Thane
T: +91-022-4322 2333 / 2282 6667
Global opportunities  HS-27, 2nd Floor,
Kailash Colony Market,
New Delhi 110048,

Additional offices in:
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, 
Batala, Chandigarh, Chennai, 
Delhi, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, 
Mumbai, Pune, Visakhapatnam
T: +91 11-47141414
IEC Abroad

IEC Abroad,
No.3 Bhavani Mansion,
Nungambakkam High Road (GAA 4th Lane), Nungambakkam,
Chennai 600 034, India

T: +91 (044) 4229880049
21 Pitruchhaya
NS Road 2
Vile Parle (W)
JVPD Scheme
Mumbai - 400056
T: +91 22 26185575 / +91 22 26185579
I Q Education Consultants  Suite 403 Office Court Building, 
Opp Oud Metha Metro Station, 
PO Box 126232, 
Oud Metha, 
United Arab Emirates 
Krishna Consultants Plot no. 10/2,I.T. Park, Opp. V.N.I.T., 
Parsodi, Nagpur 440022,
Maharashtra, India 
Additional offices in:
Raipur, Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru, Delhi (2 offices),
Jammu, Ahmedabad, Rajkot,
Vadodara and an overseas office in Kathmandu (Nepal).
Oberoi Overseas Education 432, D- Wing, 4th Floor,
Sohrab Hall,
21, Sasoon Road,
Maharashtra - 411001 (India)
T: 91 8378970722 80870-70046/ 87930-00164/ 87930-75327

Suite 8-13, 1st Floor, Indra Palace, H Block
Middle Circle, Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001

Additional offices in:
Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai
T: +91-11-4202-8200/+91-99-9963-8282
Santamonica Study Abroad Pvt. Ltd Bio Arcade Building,
Layam Road, 
India 682011

Additional offices in:
Angamaly, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, 
Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, 
Guwahati, Kanhangad, Kannur,
Kozhikode, Mangalore, Pala, 
Palakkad, Perinthalmanna, Thane,
Trivandrum, UK, Visakhapatnam

T: +4844150963

Third Wave Overseas Education Consultants

Thirdwave Overseas Education
3rd Floor, Chackos Tower 
Padma-Pullepady Road
Kochi-682035, Kerala, India

Additional offices in:
Coimbatore, Chennai


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Why study at Cranfield

UK visa application from India

Indian students applying to study at Cranfield receive special assistance from our Visas and Immigration Office to support them through their visa application process. 

The International Students Council, UK universities have launched a new film aimed at helping the most talented Indian students better understand the process of applying to the UK.

The project is a unique collaboration between UK universities, the British Council in Delhi and the Home Office to follow current students as they embark on their journey to study in the UK.