This information will help you prepare for your registration at Cranfield University. This page is specific to postgraduate admissions at the Cranfield campus. If you hold an offer for a course based at Cranfield University at Shrivenham please, see the Shrivenham arrival and registration information.

Registration is an important step in becoming a student at Cranfield and is the formal contract between you and the University. It also enables you to use the libraries and computing facilities and receive your University student ID card. Full details and guidance can be found in the University general student handbook.

Cranfield campus pre-arrival information

If you are due to register, please ensure that you have completed the following prior to departing for Cranfield:

  • Completed your online registration task through EVE. The task will be sent to you at least two weeks prior to your registration date.
  • Organised your ATAS certificate (if required).
  • Organised your visa (if required).
  • Sent any outstanding documentation to meet the requirements of your offer to or uploaded it to EVE. *

* Please note we are unable to register students who have not provided an accepted English language certificate, where English is an outstanding offer condition.

To help plan your journey please see our How to find us page.

Additional information

For additional information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visas and immigration

When completing your online registration task, please provide a copy of your Visa, if possible. If you do not have your Visa when completing the task, please provide at least one of the following when you arrive to collect your ID card:

  • Passport with Visa
  • BRP
  • Evidence that you have provided your digital immigration status

Find out more about visas and immigration here.

Pre-registration requirements

Providing that you have completed the online registration task, you will only need to present your ID to complete your registration. We accept the following as a valid photo ID:

  • Passport/EU Identity Card
  • UK driving license and birth certificate (these must be presented together)
  • MOD ID

If required, the following documents can be uploaded to your application record, however, if you have been unable to provide these prior to your arrival, please bring:

  • A copy of your degree certificate (if not already uploaded to EVE)
  • Evidence of name change (if not already uploaded to EVE)
    Required if any documents used to support your application are under a previous name, i.e. degree certificate.
  • Any other documentation necessary to complete your conditions of offer
    E.g. IELTS results for international students.

Ten top arrival preparation tips for overseas students

The Home Office Border Force has produced a helpful list of ten top tips for first time students arriving to commence their studies in the UK. The tips are designed to ensure that you are not unduly delayed as you enter the UK by helping you prepare for what you may need to present at border control.

Follow these top tips for a smooth journey through the UK border:

  1. Have your passport ready.
  2. Expect Border Force Officers to ask you simple questions about your stay in the UK when you arrive at passport control.
  3. Ensure you complete a landing card (only applicable if you are a non-EEA National).
  4. Have details about your course ready in your hand luggage, this includes your Certificate of Acceptance Studies (CAS) number. You will be asked to show paper copies of your course details, electronic versions on a phone or tablet will not be accepted.
  5. Keep any medical documentation, recent bank statement and details of where you are staying in your hand luggage.
  6. Do not bring in any meat or dairy products from outside the EU. There are also other food products such as fish, eggs and honey, as well as some fruit, vegetables and plants (e.g. bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark) which can't be brought into the UK.
  7. There are restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring into the UK. If you exceed your duty-free allowance and do not declare it, all of your items could be taken away from you.
  8. Never bring in counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, offensive weapons or indecent or obscene material. Some items are restricted and will require a licence or permit.
  9. You must declare any sums of cash of £10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) if you are travelling from a country outside the European Union.
  10. Never give false or misleading information (including forged or counterfeit documents).

View the list of restricted items here.

Registration and induction

Your SAS Lead will confirm the details of your registration and induction schedule.