Information for Mexican students wishing to study a postgraduate programme at Cranfield University
Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and is becoming a very popular destination for a growing number of Mexican students.
Cranfield has an agreement with CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) which provides competitive scholarships for Mexican students to study a postgraduate degree. Cranfield offers a bursary to each successful CONACyT scholar and in addition to the scholarship, CONACyT award a monthly stipend.
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 Mexican students thinking of studying in the UK. Mexican 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 Mexican students also enjoy campus life and get involved in a wide variety of clubs, societies and associations.
Cranfield has excellent links with CONACyT and other Mexican sponsors. We have strong links with a number of the top Mexican universities including Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Cinvestav, Universidad de la Americas Puebla, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo to name but a few. Cranfield representatives make regular visits to Mexico and work closely with agent representative Anglo Latino Education Partnership. We also have strong links with the Mexican Embassy here in the UK.
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 Mexico
- A Bachelor’s degree (Titulo de Licenciado) from a recognised university in Mexico or Titulo (Professional).
- If you want to apply for a scholarship from CONACyT or another sponsor, it is likely that you will require a promedio of 8.0-8.5.
- For research programmes, we normally require a Masters level qualification (Masetria) from a recognised university in Mexico. Cranfield can assist candidates in selecting research opportunities and writing a good proposal. Alternatively you can contact our agent representative Anglo Latino Education Partnership.
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
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:
- IELTS Academic - 6.5
- TOEFL - 92
- Pearson PTE Academic - 65
- Cambridge English Scale - 180
- Cambridge English: Advanced - C
- Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - minimum overall score of pass
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.
There are a number of funding bodies in Mexico which provide financial aid to support postgraduate study in the UK and these include a range of sponsors that we have agreements with:
- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) - for details of the bursary offered, please go to the CONACyT bursary page
- (FIDERH) Banco de Mexico Fund for the Development of Human Resources
- The Mexican Foundation for Education, Science and Technology (FUNED)
There is also the Chevening Scholarship.
Our representative in Mexico, David Thomas via the Anglo Latino Education Partnership can offer useful advice on sponsorship. 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.
|Anglo Latino Education
Partnership - Mexico City
|Paseo de le Reforma, No. 42 Piso 1 Oficina A-145
Additional office in:
|T: (01 55) 3687 4477 / (01 55) 4169 2462
| Across the Pond
- Study in Britain
|Study Across the Pond, LLC
PO Box 5318
Forest, ON NON 1JO
Representatives from Cranfield make regular visits to Mexico 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.