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 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. And, 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

The 2018-2019 taught course tuition fees are detailed on individual course pages. For a complete listing of either the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 taught course tuition fees, please follow the links below:

Research degree tuition fees are detailed in the schedule linked below, fees for 2019-2020 have yet to be confirmed:





How to pay your fees

You have a number of payment options:

Online payment - You can pay by credit or debit card online at any time via the Cranfield University web payments page.

Instructions for Registering as a Student
Instructions for Registering as a Parent

Cash Desk - This is located on the ground floor of Building 31 and you can make a payment in cash, or by credit or debit card or by cheque. 

Bank electronic transfer - Please quote invoice and student number. Our details are as follows:

Account Name: Cranfield University
National Westminster Bank, 501 Silbury Boulevard, Saxon Gate East, Central 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.

Cheque - If you wish to post a cheque to us please send it to:

Finance Department
Kent House
Cranfield University
Wharley End
Bedford
MK43 0AL

You can also deliver it in person to the Cash Office located on the Ground floor of Building 31.

Please note

  • Do not send cash by mail.
  • Due to the large numbers of students paying by Debit Card at Registration, it is advisable to pay at least five working days prior to registering to ensure minimal delay in your registration process.
  • 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 students

Take a look at these potential sources of funding or use our funding finder.

The Cranfield Scholarship
We have a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world applying for the 2019 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

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 at GOV.UK

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.

Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)
The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying selected MSc courses.

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.

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.

Global Manufacturing Leadership Masters Scholarship

The Cranfield Global Manufacturing Leadership (GML) scholarships, provided by Cranfield Manufacturing contributes towards the costs of study (tuition fee plus £1000 maintenance grant). Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year for full time study.

The Lorch MSc Student Bursary
The Lorch Foundation is an educational trust supporting Cranfield students with bursaries of up to £5,000. Applicants should be UK citizens and possess a minimum 2:1 UK Honours degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences or related discipline.




Additional sources of funding for international students

International students who are in the UK will be interviewed and finance will be discussed at that time. If you are not in the UK you should take the opportunity to discuss funding with your nearest British Council office, British High Commission office, or Ministry of Education.

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 scholarships and bursaries are available.

The Cranfield Scholarship
We have a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world applying for the 2019 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 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.

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.

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.

Marshal Papworth Scholarships
Marshal Papworth provide opportunities for students from developing countries to gain the agricultural and horticultural skills needed to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their communities.

The Global Study Awards
This scholarship is worth £10,000 and open to students who have undertaken an IELTS test in a British Council testing centre and have a valid ISIC student card.

 



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