Information for students from the United Arab Emirates 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 the UAE. We currently have 7 students from UAE 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 students from the UAE thinking of studying in the UK. Students from the UAE studying 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 and students from the UAE 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 UAE

  • Bachelor degree with 2.1 to 2.6 out of 4 GPA

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

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:

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/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders:

Funding overview

Funding available to students from UAE wishing to study at Cranfield 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.

Agent representatives

Agent  Address  Contact information 
Alpha I Education

Inner Universe #107, UBL
Building Bank Street
Bur Dubai PO Box 46791, Dubai
T: +971 56 6040125
AZENT Overseas Education  Unit No – 405 A, Fortune Executive Tower, 
Plot No JLT PH2 T1A, Jumeriah Lake Towers, 
Dubai, UAE 

P: +9714 4228179 
Education Global
(EduGlobe Ltd)
EduGlobe LTD,
AlKhaleej Estate,
No. 200, Jubail Industrial City,
Jubail 31961, Saudi Arabia
T: +97455898151
Future Graduates Ltd. 188 Freshfield Avenue
Greater Manchester
T:+44 7477 880085
Global Study UK 1 Great Cumberland Place,
2nd Floor,
T: +44 (0)20 7486 4762
Overseas Education Center 
Level 9, Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown
United Arab Emirates
M: +97 15664 31709

Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield regularly visit the United Arab Emirates. 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.

Nadine Itani

The approach the university takes on the Air Transport topics is progressive and empowering. The PhD degree added a brand to my competencies in the workplace and I am recognized among my peers, co-workers as being the one who knows how to find answers. It means a lot to me to sustain my relationship with Cranfield University as I take pride in being part of Cranfield big family overseas.

Nadine Itani, Managing Partner at Aviation Minds, Transport Systems, PhD, 2015