Scholarships available to students for postgraduate Masters study in the area of Manufacturing in 2019-2020. These GML scholarships contribute towards the costs of study (tuition fee plus £1000 maintenance grant). Read more Read less

The Cranfield University Manufacturing Masters Programmes have helped to develop many leaders through the intense, 12 month learning that bring synergies between academia, industry and policy makers. Alumni are in senior positions in all parts to the world.

The scholarships aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead Manufacturing into the future.

These GML scholarships, provided by Cranfield Manufacturing contributes towards the costs of study(tuition fee plus £1000 maintenance grant). Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year for full time study.

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, the equivalent of a UK First Class Honours degree in a relevant subject area. Applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome Please note Erasmus funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

The ten scholarships will be competitively awarded according to academic ability and leadership potential.

Successful applicants will be announced by 30 April 2019.





At a glance

  • Funding valueTuition fee plus £1,000 cash
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU, Rest of World
  • Deadline17 Mar 2019
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield Manufacturing

What it covers

The scholarship pays for the Cranfield Manufacturing Masters tuition fee and a £1000 cash maintenance grant.

Who can apply

Applicants can be from any country.

Please note Erasmus funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Further information

Please contact gmlscholarship@cranfield.ac.uk for further information after consulting the below FAQ's.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a UK First Class Degree equivalent?

This translates to being in the top 5-10% of the graduates.  If you are not amongst the top in your university, you are unlikely to be successful. 

Does the GML Scholarship covers all my financial need?

The GML funding does not cover all the costs needed to study in Cranfield. We believe in the partnership that the person who is gaining the most benefit in the future should contribute. It is important that you check the finance requirements before you accept.

Can I ask an agent to write the application?

We want to know you as a person, and an agent is unlikely to be you.  If you are successful in the shortlist stage, there is an interview that we talk with you in person.  We value honesty and integrity. Any falsification and impersonation would be dealt with seriously.

Are there other scholarship or bursary for the Manufacturing Masters?

It is the responsibility of the student to provide finance for their study.  The Funding team of Cranfield University has information in https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/funding

Does everyone who study Cranfield Manufacturing Masters has a scholarship?

Not every student in the Manufacturing Masters receive a scholarship.  Indeed, only a very small number holds the scholarship. GML is a competition that we selectively support those who have strong leadership potential.

I have a study offer from Cranfield University, can I apply?

You need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses in the Manufacturing Programme. Check the website. 

What is the Cranfield Manufacturing Masters?

The Cranfield University Manufacturing Masters Programme has helped to develop many leaders. This is an intense, 12 month learning that bring synergies between academia, industry and policy makers. We have alumni in senior positions in all parts of the world. You can find out a lot more about the Manufacturing courses on our website.

How does Cranfield Manufacturing Masters compare with other UK Manufacturing courses?

Cranfield is a unique university that works closely with business and industry. We do not have any undergraduates and everyone here is doing a Masters or a PhD degree. In the Manufacturing Masters programme, students spend only 40% of their time in classroom type learning. They then spend 20% of their time in a group project to work with a team of other students on a business problem to deliver a working solution. Depending on the nature of the project, they could be based in the company, or in Cranfield.  The remaining 40% of study time is an individual thesis that typically relates to a company project.  Because of the practical problem solving nature of the study and the relationship the student can have with companies, Cranfield Manufacturing Masters students have very high employment rate, and rise to become leaders quickly.

What happens if I do not receive the scholarship?

Many students has complete the Cranfield degree and built a successful career. If you think you are unlikely to win the competition for the scholarship, we still encourage you to organise your finance to gain from this wonderful learning experience.

How do I apply?

The procedure to apply is explained fully in the website. You need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses before you can apply.  We ask for a separate Justification for Support document of about 2500 words in PDF format to be submitted on the website by the deadline on 17 March 2019, midnight UTC +12.

What do you look for in the submission?

Beyond having top academic achievement, we are looking for evidence of leadership potential. We want to understand your vision of the future. We look for justification on why your study is good for your future plans. Most importantly, we want you to demonstrate your communication ability. The Justification for Support should not be a tick box set of answers. We are looking for an expression of personality that give us a sense of leadership potential.

How is the selection done?

After the submission deadline, we shall do the shortlist evaluation.  For the people who pass the shortlist stage, they will be invited to a telephone or Skype interview in April. The panel evaluate the performance of the candidate and make the final decision.

When do I hear from you after the submission?

An acknowledgement shall be sent once you submit an application. We shall then get in touch after the competition closes.

Can I email my submission?

The webform is the only means of submission. 

Can I ask questions?

We expect a deserving candidate to be able to read and follow the instructions on the website, so we are not favourable to people who ask questions about information that is already published. However, if there are genuine queries, the email address to make contact is also on the website.



How to apply

You should submit an application for one of the eligible courses. Application links are available on the course pages, which are linked to above. Your online application will form part of our evaluation of your academic achievement. We will send you your 6 digit Student ID once we have received and processed your application form. 

Applications to the GML scholarship should be made online by 17 March 2019, midnight UTC+12. The online form the only means of submission and you must submit a Justification for Support statement of about 2500 words in PDF format. There is no pre-defined format for the Justification for Support statement and you are encouraged to prepare this to best reflect your personality.  The file name should be GML-xxxxxx.pdf (xxxxxx is your 6-digit Student ID).

The Justification for Support shall be evaluated based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Vision of Manufacturing Future
  • Justification on the course on their career
  • Communication ability

Shortlisted candidates shall be interviewed by video conference on 10 and 11 April 2019.

Applicants shall be informed by 30 April 2019.

The decision of the panel is final.

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