Information for Thai 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 Thailand.
We currently have 36 students from Thailand studying with us.
We are 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 represents a unique offering for Thai students wishing to study in the UK. Thai 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 Thai students also enjoy campus life and get involved in a wide variety of activities run by the Cranfield Student Association.
Most courses are looking for a UK Honours degree (minimum second class lower) or international equivalent.
We assess all applications individually and consider the equivalence of your qualifications against UK degrees, using advice from UK NARIC, the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and opinion on qualifications and skills from all over the world.
Requirements for applicants from Thailand
The minimum qualification you need is a Bachelor degree from a recognised university. This is a general guide and holding this level of qualification does not guarantee entry.
English language requirements
You will need to provide a satisfactory English test result that meets the requirements for the course you have applied for. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details. Our minimum requirements are as follows:
- IELTS Academic - 6.5 overall
- 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 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).
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/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders:
There are also a number of funding opportunities available to students from Thailand wishing to study at Cranfield including:
- Cranfield Global Manufacturing Leadership Masters Scholarship
- British Council IELTS Prize
- Future Finance Student Loans
- Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme
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
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