Paying for a course at university and the associated living costs is a major challenge for most students. Many fund their studies from a combination of sources such as savings, employment, small grants, loans or bursaries.

Whether you are a UK-based student, or an international student, we provide information, advice, and a range of online tools to help you put together the funding package you need. We also offer bursaries for high quality applicants.

Browse funding opportunities:

UK applicants   European applicants   International applicants   Alumni discounts


For UK applicants

Scholarships

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Scholarships

Cranfield School of Management is offering all successful UK applicants for our full-time master’s courses starting in September 2024, a scholarship to cover 20% of their course tuition fee. This scholarship will be automatically awarded as part of the application process.

Alan Harrison Half-fee Scholarship

A scholarship covering half of the course tuition fees for an outstanding UK candidate on the full-time Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc or Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc.

Global Clinical Supplies Group Scholarship

A scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate on the full-time Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc or Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc to the value of £5,000.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Postgraduate Bursaries are designed to provide support for UK students who are (or who are connected with) Commercial Travellers, Grocers or Chemists, in financial need undertaking full-time Postgraduate degree courses leading to a PhD or MSc.

Postgraduate Solutions Study Bursaries

For students starting a postgraduate course you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary.

Prodigy Finance Scholarships

Prodigy will be awarding 5 scholarships, each valued at $5,000, to exceptional students embarking on their educational journey between August 2024 and May 2025.

Santander MSc Scholarship

Cranfield University is proud to be part of the prestigious Santander Universities Scholarships Programme. Scholarships are awarded each year to students on any Cranfield MSc programme.

The Reid Trust

Every other year, the Reid Trust makes a number of awards of up to £1500 each to women who wish to undertake further training or research in the UK.

The Stapley Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust provide grants for postgraduate study in all fields for students over 24 years of age with demonstrable financial need.

Grants & Funding

Diamond Education Grant

The Diamond Education Grant provides assistance to women studying at Cranfield University to help with the cost of tuition fees and study expenses.

Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme

The Ministry of Defence's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.

Futures for Women (UK)

Interest-free loan programme offering up to £1000 to women studying a postgraduate degree which will lead to their desired career. 

Lendwise Postgraduate Student Loan

The Lendwise Postgraduate Student Loan provides tuition fee and maintenance loans of between £5,000 and £100,000 for eligible applicants studying at Cranfield University. 

Masters Loan from Student Finance England

A Masters Loan is now available to help you pay for your master's course.

Prodigy Finance Student Loans

Prodigy Finance aim to provide affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for those who are accepted onto selected full-time master's courses at Cranfield University. 


For European (including EU countries) applicants

Scholarships

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Scholarships

Cranfield School of Management is offering all successful European applicants for our full-time master’s courses starting in September 2024, a scholarship to cover up to 15% of their course tuition fee, based on academic achievement. This scholarship will be automatically awarded as part of the application process.

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Regional Scholarships

Now closed for the 2024/2025 academic year

All Cranfield School of Management postgraduate taught full-time MSc offer holders who are nationals from Europe are invited to apply for one of our 10 dedicated £10,000 Cranfield School of Management Scholarships, to enable you to come and study with us. Offer holders will be able to apply from 1 February 2024 – 17 May 2024. Scholarships will be awarded by the Director of Education no later than 14 June 2024.

Alexander S Onasis Scholarship

The Alexander S Onasis Public Benefit Foundation has established this Program of Scholarships to Greek University graduates for postgraduate studies or doctoral studies abroad.

Danish Students Grant and Loan Scheme

Danish students who wish to study abroad may apply for a scholarship for up to two years. 

Global Clinical Supplies Group Scholarship

A scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate on the full-time Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc or Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc to the value of £5,000.

Postgraduate Solutions Study Bursaries

For students starting a postgraduate course in the next academic year you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary.

Prodigy Finance Scholarships

Prodigy will be awarding 5 scholarships, each valued at $5,000, to exceptional students embarking on their educational journey between August 2024 and May 2025.

The Reid Trust

Every other year, the Reid Trust makes a number of awards of up to £1500 each to women who wish to undertake further training or research in the UK.

The Stapley Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust provide grants for postgraduate study in all fields for students over 24 years of age with demonstrable financial need.

Grants & Funding

Diamond Education Grant

The Diamond Education Grant provides assistance to women studying at Cranfield University to help with the cost of tuition fees and study expenses. 

Prodigy Finance Student Loans

Prodigy Finance aim to provide affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for those who are accepted onto selected full-time master's courses at Cranfield University.

The Anglo-Danish Society Scholarship

The Society provides grants for Danish students to undertake postgraduate study in the UK.


For international applicants

Scholarships

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Scholarships

Cranfield School of Management is offering all successful international applicants for our full-time master’s courses starting in September 2024, a scholarship to cover up to 15% of their course tuition fee, based on academic achievement. This scholarship will be automatically awarded as part of the application process.

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Regional Scholarships

Now closed for the 2024/2025 academic year

All Cranfield School of Management postgraduate taught full-time MSc offer holders who are nationals from the Americas, MENAT, Southeast and Northeast Asia, are invited to apply for one of our 35 dedicated £10,000 Cranfield School of Management Scholarships, to enable you to come and study with us. Offer holders will be able to apply from 1 March 2024 - 12 April 2024. Scholarships will be awarded by the Director of Education no later than 13 May 2024.

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Taiwan Scholarships

Now closed for the 2024/2025 academic year

All applicants from Taiwan, who would like to study one of our postgraduate taught full-time MScs during 2024/2025, have the opportunity to benefit from a Cranfield School of Management Scholarship. These £5,000 scholarships will automatically be considered as part of the full-time MSc programme application if it is submitted by 31 January 2024.

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Nigeria Scholarships

Now closed for the 2024/2025 academic year

All Cranfield School of Management postgraduate taught full-time MSc offer holders who are nationals from Nigeria are invited to apply for one of our dedicated £6,000 Cranfield School of Management Nigeria Scholarships, to enable you to come and study with us.

NEW: Cranfield School of Management Bangladesh Scholarships

Now closed for the 2024/2025 academic year

All Cranfield School of Management postgraduate taught full-time MSc offer holders who are nationals from Bangladesh are invited to apply for one of our dedicated £6,000 Cranfield School of Management Bangladesh Scholarships, to enable you to come and study with us.

British Council IELTS Prize

The British Council IELTS Prize provides a contribution towards tuition fees for Masters study in the UK for students from eligible countries in the East Asian region.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at Cranfield university. The scholarship includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for Master’s study.

COLFUTURO

Cranfield has an agreement with COLFUTURO which provides competitive scholarship-loans for Colombian students to study a postgraduate degree.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries 

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship which includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for Master’s study.  

CONACyT (Mexico)  

Cranfield has an agreement with CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) which provides competitive scholarships for Mexican students to study a postgraduate degree.

Fulbright Awards

Fulbright awards are aimed at US citizens to fund the first year of a master's or doctorate degree or to pursue research at an educational institution within the UK. 

Global Clinical Supplies Group Scholarship

A scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate on the full-time Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc or Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc to the value of £5,000.

JN Tata Endowment

The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship only at the beginning of the course to Indian nationals for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community.

Kenneth Lindsay Scholarship Trust

The Kenneth Lindsay Scholarship Trust provides small grants to Israeli students for postgraduate studies in the UK.   

LPDP Indonesia Scholarship

The Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for master's and doctoral programmes is an award funded by the Indonesian Government through the use of the National Trust for Education Development (DPPN).

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a postgraduate degree in the United Kingdom.

Postgraduate Solutions Study Bursaries

For students starting a postgraduate course in the next academic year you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. 

Prodigy Finance Scholarships

Prodigy will be awarding 5 scholarships, each valued at $5,000, to exceptional students embarking on their educational journey between August 2024 and May 2025.

Qalaa Holdings Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation grant academic scholarships for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue masters degrees abroad in all fields of study.

The Reid Trust

Every other year, the Reid Trust makes a number of awards of up to £1500 each to women who wish to undertake further training or research in the UK.

The Stapley Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust provide grants for postgraduate study in all fields for students over 24 years of age with demonstrable financial need.

Grants & Funding

FIDERH

FIDERH (Fund for Development of Human Resources) offer affordable loans to Mexican students undertaking postgraduate study.

FUNED

Student loans for Mexican students in partnership with FUNED, the Mexican foundation for Education, Science and Technology.

Prodigy Finance Student Loans

Prodigy Finance aim to provide affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for those who are accepted onto selected full-time master's courses at Cranfield University.