Information for Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lanka. We currently have 8 students from Sri Lanka studying with us.

As an exclusively postgraduate university with a student to staff ratio - 7:1 that is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world, Cranfield represents a unique offering for Sri Lankan students thinking of studying in the UK. Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lanka

  • Second Class 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

To study for a formal award at Cranfield you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively in English in an academic environment. You can meet this requirement in the following ways:

  • If you have previously obtained a higher education level qualification from a UK university and have been taught and assessed in English (note that international applicants applying for Master’s courses in Cranfield’s School of Management are required to have studied in the UK for the full duration of the course).
  • If you are a national of or have a obtained a higher education level qualification from a country on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) list of majority English speaking countries:
    Antigua and Barbuda Ireland
    Australia Jamaica
    The Bahamas Malta
    Barbados New Zealand
    Belize St Kitts and Nevis
    Canada* St Lucia
    Dominica St Vincent and the Grenadines
    Grenada Trinidad and Tobago
    Guyana United States of America

    *You will usually be required take an English test if your studies were not taught and assessed in English.
  • If you have been continuously employed in the UK for a minimum of five years immediately prior to the start of the course, providing you are able to supply a reference from your current employer which explicitly confirms you are able to communicate effectively in English.
  • By providing a satisfactory English test certificate that meets the requirement of the course you have applied for.

Approved English tests

The tests we accept and the University minimum requirements are detailed below. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details.

English test notes:

  • We verify all test scores with the test providers.
  • We are only able to accept tests taken within two years of the course start date.
  • All elements of the test results must be demonstrated in one test, we are unable to accept a combination of scores across two or more tests.
  • In extremely rare circumstances we may reject a test score if one element of the test has a very low score. This would only occur if we believed this would impact on your ability to study with us or if the score did not meet UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements to study in the UK.

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: 

Funding overview

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

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 
Alpha I
Education Services
London Barbican,
10th Floor, 88 Wood St,
London EC2V 7RS
T+44 77 47 88 25 99
E: icounsel@global-bd.net
W: www.alphai.co.uk
Adventus Education 
Level 1,142, Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 4
Sri Lanka
 
T+94 112 055 637 / 638
 +94 770 111 333
E:info@adventuseducation.com
W: www.adventuseducation.lk 
Crizac Ltd/Gateway Abroad

385 Landmark Building (1st floor)
Galle Road, Colombo 3

T: 0702 070 070
E: srilanka@gatewayabroad.in
W: www.gatewayabroad.com

 

Overseas Education Center

 

 
No 110,Level 2,Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 8
Colombo
Sri Lanka

T:(0094) 114 545055 
E: oeccolombo@live.com
W: www.oecindia.com

The Education Group
 

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

Additional offices in: 
Nagpur, Bhopal, Kolkata

 
T: +91 9700500087
W: www.theeducationgroup.net 






Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield make regular visits 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.