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.


Registration day

Your course registration day will be published soon.

Please note this date may differ from the start date on your offer letter, which is the date your teaching will commence.

You must complete your online registration via EVE and all students need to bring their passport and, if required, any visa documentation to complete your registration.

Any outstanding conditions to your offer must be uploaded to your application record prior to arrival as they need to go through the appropriate approval process before the condition is met and we can fully register you. If you have any conditions of your offer outstanding on the date you register, we may be able to temporarily register you. This will be explained to you by the registration team.

Visas and immigration

At the registration event you will need to bring the following documents with you (even if these have been uploaded previously):

  • Passport
  • BRP card OR evidence of your digital immigration status

If you have not been issued a BRP card and have instead been given digital immigration status (eVisa), or you have status under the EU Settlement Scheme, we need to verify the status you have been granted. Depending on your circumstances, you need to take one the following actions:

  • If you are on a Student visa, please generate a 'share code' for STUDY STATUS CHECK and upload it to CAS Shield (Enroly).
  • If you have status under the EU Settlement Scheme or any other visa category, please generate a 'share code' for STUDY STATUS CHECK and send it to so that we can verify your details. Please remember to include your student ID number in your email to us.

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.