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. Take a look at our funding finder which provides a searchable database of sources of financial support. We also offer bursaries for high quality applicants. Later in this section, we provide a range of additional sources of potential funding and helpful organisations and contacts for information, advice and guidance.

Please note that the academic year at Cranfield falls within two financial years for tax purposes. Therefore, you may be entitled to a tax rebate at the beginning of the course and be expected to pay tax when starting work again at the end of your course.

Please note that adequate funding must be secured for fees and living expenses before registration.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee schedules

Individual course pages will detail the appropriate tuition fees for the next available intake. For a complete listing of taught course tuition fees, please see below:

Research degree tuition fees are detailed in the schedules linked below:

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded studentships

Following the announcement by UKRI that their funded studentships should be opened up to both home and international students from the 2021-2022 academic year. Cranfield University has published its policy on UKRI International Fees for research degrees.

Deposits

Some courses require applicants to pay a tuition fee deposit when accepting an offer of admission, further guidance is available on each course webpage. Deposits will be deducted from the cost of the tuition fee and are usually non-refundable, except where an acceptance of offer is withdrawn within 14 calendar days of paying the deposit. The University will, upon the presentation of exceptional circumstances, consider the refund of a deposit to an applicant who, for unforeseen reasons, is unable to take up their place on the course.

Read our guidance on refunding tuition fee deposits.

How to pay your deposit and fees

You have two payment options:

1    Online payment - you can pay by credit or debit card online at any time via the Cranfield University web payments page. This is our preferred method of payment.

Instructions for registering as a student
Instructions for registering as a parent

2    Bank electronic transfer - please quote invoice number if you have one and your student number (begins with S). Our details are as follows:

Account name Cranfield University
Address National Westminster Bank
501 Silbury Boulevard
Saxon Gate East
Milton Keynes MK9 3ER
Sort code 60-06-56
Account number 00516228
SWIFT/BIC NWBKGB2L
IBAN GB38NWBK60065600516228

Please ensure that you arrange to cover all the bank charges or it is possible that not enough money will arrive in our bank account to pay all of your invoices.

Are you a sponsored student? If you are a sponsored student whose fees will be invoiced to a third party such as an overseas embassy or to a company you need to send evidence of this sponsorship to SF-sponsorship-records@cranfield.ac.uk prior to registration. The subject line of your email must quote your student number. Mastership students already supply this information in their commitment statements.

If your sponsor has not issued you with a sponsorship document please complete the Student Sponsorship Agreement which will need to be signed by you and your sponsor. We will accept the completed document as confirmation of you sponsorship.

Please note that parents or guardians, family members and friends cannot be classed as sponsors.

Please note:

  • Your tuition fees need to be paid on or before registration. It is advisable to pay at least five working days prior to registering to ensure minimal delay in your registration process and to be able to provide a copy of your payment instructions if asked for by Student Finance.
  • Find out what is included in your accommodation, and what you will need to buy or bring.
  • Before making any payment, we recommend you read our payment terms and conditions.

Additional sources of funding for UK and EU students

Take a look at these potential sources of funding or use our funding finder. For current funding opportunities please contact the Student Funding team at studentfunding@cranfield.ac.uk.

Cranfield International Arrivals Bursary
To help remove any concerns you might have about the quarantine costs when you first arrive in the UK, this bursary will cover specific costs associated with travel to the UK from overseas

The Cranfield Scholarship
We have a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show both aptitude and ability for the subject they are applying to study. Find out more on the Cranfield Scholarship page.

Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England
A Postgraduate Loan is now available for UK and EU applicants to help you pay for your master’s course. You can apply for a loan on the UK Government's website.

International Water Association & Cranfield University Excellence Scholarships
We have fifteen full fee scholarships across our MSc courses in Water & Wastewater Engineering, Water & Sanitation for Development, and Advanced Water Management.

Fan Makers Bursary for MSc in Thermal Power
The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers is providing a £10,000 bursary for the MSc Thermal Power at Cranfield University. One student (UK or EU) who, without financial support, would not be able to attend the course can benefit from a life changing opportunity to contribute to the UK Power and Propulsion industry.

Future Finance Student Loans
Future Finance offer student loans of up to £40,000 that can cover living costs and tuition fees for all students at Cranfield University.

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.

Cranfield Manufacturing and Materials Excellence Scholarship is an exciting new opportunity for those studying a full-time Masters course in manufacturing or materials. Awards are based on merit and will go towards tuition fees. Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree in a relevant subject area.

Additional sources of funding for international students

We offer bursaries for high quality applicants and our funding finder provides a searchable database of sources of financial support for you. In addition, the following funding options are available. For current funding opportunities please contact the Student Funding team at studentfunding@cranfield.ac.uk.

Cranfield International Arrivals Bursary
To help remove any concerns you might have about the quarantine costs when you first arrive in the UK, this bursary will cover specific costs associated with travel to the UK from overseas

The Cranfield Scholarship
We have a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world applying for the next intake. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show both aptitude and ability for the subject they are applying. Find out more about the Cranfield Scholarship.

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.

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships
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.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University.

Future Finance Student Loans
Future Finance offer student loans of up to £40,000 that can cover living costs and tuition fees for all student at Cranfield University.

International Water Association & Cranfield University Excellence Scholarships
We have fifteen full fee scholarships across our MSc courses in Water & Wastewater Engineering, Water & Sanitation for Development, and Advanced Water Management.

Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)
Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.

Latin American Taught Scholarship
Cranfield School of Management is pleased to offer Latin America Taught Scholarships to international (non-EU) students joining the University from selected Latin American countries to study a (selected) taught master’s programme in September.

Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship from educations.com
This scholarship is worth €5,000 and open to students who will be studying a Master's degree abroad at a European University in Fall 2021.

Cranfield Manufacturing and Materials Excellence Scholarship is an exciting new opportunity for those studying a full-time Masters course in manufacturing or materials. Awards are based on merit and will go towards tuition fees. Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree in a relevant subject area.