United Kingdom
Cranfield University
Cranfield University, founded in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, had significant growth in aircraft design and research during the 1950s and 1960s. This resulted in expansion into production and management. Cranfield University was finally established in 1993. Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management are the various academic schools of the university today. Cranfield University provides 98 postgraduate programmes across these academic schools.

Cost of attendance

Cranfield University's tuition ranges from 20,000 GBP to 31,000 GBP. Aside from these, students must be prepared to spend £1,500 GBP per month on accommodation and meals in the UK.


Cranfield University provides on-campus housing for its UG and PG international students studying at the Cranfield campus. Apartments, shared houses, catered rooms, self-catered rooms, couple living, and other choices are offered to students. This is a rough estimate of monthly living expenses, including housing but excluding childcare: £2,500 for a couple (accommodation: £800-£1000). £2,700 for a couple with one child (accommodation ranges from £900 to £1,200). £3,000 for a couple with two children (accommodation: £1,100-£1,500). Students might also explore for off-campus or private housing options that are close to or near the school.

Acceptance rate

The overall number of students registered at the university is 2751, with 54 percent from the United Kingdom, 16 percent from EU nations, and 30 percent from the rest of the globe. Cranfield University has an acceptance rate of approximately 68 percent.


Cranfield University has two bustling campuses in Cranfield and Shrivenham. Cranfield campus has international students from over 100 countries, making it one of the most varied and multicultural campuses in the UK. Cranfield University's Cranfield campus is home to the Schools of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing, Cranfield School of Management, and Water, Energy, and Environment. The school is strategically placed in the English countryside, within walking distance of bars, shops, a post office, a sports complex, and banks. Hartley's Bar, Cranberries, Cost Coffee, and other student-friendly restaurants and cafes can be found on the Cranfield campus. Students can also pursue their interests through a variety of sports and fitness clubs on campus. Cranfield defence and security are housed on the Shrivenham campus. Students from all over the world enrol in the defence academy.


They are one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Jobs and Placement

The university career development programmes help students and alumni members improve their professional opportunities. Within six months of graduation, more than 96 percent of Cranfield graduates were employed or enrolled in further education. Throughout the year, the institution hosts a number of career events at which over 300 industry partners participate. Cranfield University graduates earn an average salary of 19 lakhs.

QS Ranking

# =27 in QS Subject Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#51-100 in THE Subject Rankings 2021

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