If you are considering applying for our Masters, Full-time or Executive MBA programmes and are unsure of your suitability, we are happy to review your details and give you feedback before you make a formal application. Please complete our online eligibility check form.

If you are applying for one of our research degrees, you will need to complete an online DBA Application or a PhD Application.

You can apply for any of our courses/programmes online:

Once you have submitted your online application we will email you to confirm we have received it. Within two working days, we will also provide you with a username and password so you can access the student portal, EVE.

In EVE you will be able to:

  • view your application and personal details
  • view the progress of your application
  • upload additional documents, if required, in support of your application
  • request changes to your application
  • contact us with any questions you may have about your application
  • update your contact details
  • withdraw your application (prior to receiving a decision)
  • request to be considered for a deferral (if you have received an offer).

To help speed up the application process, please provide your supporting documents (e.g. degree certificate) as soon as possible.

We only require electronic copies of these documents during the application process. Photocopies sent by post will be scanned and uploaded to your electronic record, and then destroyed for confidentially. Please do not send us hard copies of your original documents but keep them to hand as you may need to show them to us at registration when you arrive.

Visiting students

The University offers opportunities for students registered on an award-bearing course at another institution to spend time at Cranfield, either undertaking modules and/or research, to make use of our facilities in support of your current studies.

If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Student please contact Admissions to discuss your suitability at studysom@cranfield.ac.uk.

Returning to Cranfield

Did you know that if you hold a Cranfield Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma awarded within the last five years, you may be eligible to complete your studies towards a Master of Science degree?

This opportunity is available to all former students on both campuses. If you would like to enhance your existing qualification with us, please contact Admissions at studysom@cranfield.ac.uk.and include your former student number in your email so that we can look into your request further.

Admissions feedback, complaints and appeals

Admissions feedback

Applications may be unsuccessful for a number of reasons. Sometimes there are more applications than places on a particular course, or an application may not meet the standard entry requirements.

We don’t routinely provide feedback to applicants on the reasons for our decisions. If you wish to request feedback on an unsuccessful application, please email Admissions (for courses based at Cranfield campus, Bedfordshire) or our Academic Registry, (for Defence and Security courses at Shrivenham).

Complaints and appeals

We are committed to ensuring that all applications are considered fairly and within our defined procedures. Where applicants require sponsorship under the UK’s points-based immigration system, we are subject to external restrictions and requirements, which may affect our offer decision.

We will therefore only consider appeals or complaints in the following circumstances:

  1. if you believe there has been a significant failure in the admissions procedure, or
  2. if you believe you have been discriminated against unlawfully.

Cranfield University will not consider complaints or appeals based on any other reason, including where incomplete or inaccurate information has been provided. In line with our data protection policies, we don’t consider any appeals or complaints from anyone on your behalf. We do not share personal information with anyone outside the University, without your express consent.

Appeals or complaints should be made by email to:

  • Admissions for applications made to courses based at Cranfield campus, or
  • the Academic Registry for Defence and Security courses at Shrivenham.

You should receive a response acknowledging your complaint, or appeal, within 10 working days.

The Assistant Registrar or senior colleague will review your complaint or appeal and consult the relevant Head of School, or an appropriate representative. You will receive a full reply to your complaint, or appeal, including a reason for any final decision. This may include more detail about the initial outcome of your application. The outcome of any decision will be the final position of the University. The University will retain a record of your complaint or appeal for monitoring purposes to enable us to regularly review and improve our service.

Student protection plan

We publish a Student Protection Plan in line with the Office for Students (OfS) expectations. The plan sets out the University's approach to ensuring the continuation and quality of study for students should a risk to the continuation of their study arise.

Terms and conditions

We provide prospective students with information about our terms and conditions as part of the documentation issued when we offer a place on our courses.

Download a PDF of our full terms and conditions