Information for Malaysian students wishing to study a postgraduate programme at Cranfield University.

Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and has been a popular destination for Malaysian students. We currently have 12 students from Malaysia studying with us.

Cranfield has extremely close links with some very prestigious Malaysian universities where a large number of senior academics across all disciplines are Cranfield alumni.

As an exclusively postgraduate university with an average student to staff ratio - 7:1 that is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world, Cranfield offers students from Malaysia an excellent teaching environment that is supported by world-renowned academics, state-of-the-art unique facilities and close engagement with industry. In addition to providing a professional working environment, Cranfield also offers Malaysian students the opportunity to enjoy campus life and get involved in a wide variety of clubs, societies and associations. Our years of experience working with students from Malaysia have enabled us to cater for their specific academic, religious and dietary needs.

The majority of eating outlets on campus provide Halal certified food and a mosque is available on campus, run by the Cranfield Islamic Society. The campus is a very family-friendly environment with on-campus facilities such as a crèche, shops and a bank.

Cranfield has excellent links with the Ministry of Education (MoE) as well as a number of top universities in Malaysia. Cranfield representatives make regular visits to Malaysia to hold meetings with academic colleagues on matters of collaborative research and delivering lectures. We also attend student recruitment fairs to meet prospective students face-to-face and assist with any queries they may have.

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 Malaysia

  • 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.

To search our courses, visit our Course finder.

English language requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your competency in English that meets the requirements for the course you have applied for. Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate qualification from a recognised English speaking university are not usually required to take an English test.

Otherwise you will need to provide a satisfactory English test result. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details. Our minimum requirements 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 reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

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 must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

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. We offer Winter and Summer programmes each year to offer holders:

Funding overview

There are a number of funding bodies in Malaysia which provide financial aid to support postgraduate study in the UK and these include:

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.

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