Information for Malawian students 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 Malawi.

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 Malawian students thinking of studying in the UK. Malawian 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. 

In 2015, Cranfield University has received the prestigious award in recognition of its education and research on water and sanitation for developing countries over a 25-year period. One of the projects acknowledged as part of the award includes the innovative Nano Membrane Toilet which the university has pioneered in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more about the Nano Membrane Toilet project

Cranfield campus provides an excellent environment conducive to study. Malawian students get involved in a wide variety of activities run by the Cranfield Student Association.

Forensic Engineering

I was attracted to Cranfield University because of the uniqueness of the course. MSc Computer Aided Engineering is one of the emerging courses which is only offered by a few universities and Cranfield University is one of the leading universities in computational engineering research. It has state of the art teaching, learning and research facilities that reflect the emerging advanced technologies in all areas, which are essential in finding optimised sustainable solutions towards human development.

Patrick Mussa, Current Student, Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering MSc
Why study at Cranfield
Why study at Cranfield

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 Malawi

  • 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 the national medium of instruction in your country and you would not be required to take an English language test provided that your secondary and/or higher education has been conducted in English.

Funding overview

Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield make regular visits to Malawi throughout the year. We attend education exhibitions, visit universities and talk to prospective students and their families.

Please view our events calendar to find out 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.