Content last updated: 6 August 2020

Information for our prospective students arriving in 2020

We have a support team dedicated to assisting you with any questions you may have. This team will either be able to help you directly or put you in touch with the appropriate specialist support or an academic from your chosen course. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them at: study@cranfield.ac.uk.

You may also want to join us at our next 开放日 on 2 九月.  You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Professor Sean Tyrrel, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor – 教育, talk to your course team and ask questions.

We have also produced answers to some key questions below. We will continue to update these pages with relevant information, so please do continue to check them.

From all of us at Cranfield, we hope you and your family are safe and well. We very much look forward to welcoming you to 克兰菲尔德 and making our contribution to your future success.

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Our courses in 2020/21
English tests
Arrivals and registration
On-campus accommodation
Living in off-campus accommodation
Visas and ATAS certificate

Our courses in 2020/21

What will 克兰菲尔德's education look like in the academic year 2020/21?

For the vast majority of our courses, we aim to offer as much of our learning as possible face-to-face physically on site.

At 克兰菲尔德, we have a huge breadth and depth of experience of providing education through a multitude of different methods, including many innovative approaches that are unique to our University. Read more on our Welcome page.

保持社交距离的限制意味着,那些通常在大的群体,如讲座和考试进行学习和评估活动,在您的研究开始时,通常的方式是不可能的。脸对脸的学习将在小团体在社会疏远是可能的。涉及太大充分的社会长途号码讲座将通过通过随后提供录像支持实时互动在线讲座交付。我们将使用这种方法对于其他大型集体活动,如计算机实习和一些考试。

We will ensure that face-to-face interaction with academics, technicians and academic-support staff takes place in safe, socially-distanced ways. A small number of 克兰菲尔德’s courses will be fully online in 2020-21, either because that is the format best suited to the learners (part-time learners who are working) or to offer an alternative learning mode for students who cannot or prefer not to do a campus-based course. Fully online courses will use a blend of live online, recorded material and guided independent study.

Can you give me more information on how my specific course will be taught in 2020-21?

We have made a commitment to all full-time MSc applicants and offer holders due to study on the 克兰菲尔德 campus that at least 70% of the hours that would normally be face-to-face over the duration of their course will remain face-to-face.

Our pre-registration site on Canvas, our virtual learning environment, is full of information specific to your course, as well as how to prepare for your arrival and details of the services available to you during your studies, including library, careers and IT.

My course will be delivered by a blend of face-to-face and online teaching – what does this mean?

Your course has been re-designed to maximise the amount of face-to-face teaching possible while adhering to social distancing requirements to ensure a safe and hygienic campus experience.

Face-to-face teaching will be done in small socially-distanced groups. Where face-to-face sessions are not possible, they will delivered by live webinar (e.g. using Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

克兰菲尔德是一个相对较小,专科研究生大学,我们在小组教学的专家。响应covid-19危机,我们正在调整我们的课程强调在小组设置学习。你可以放心,你将在卫生和安全的环境中学习,将获得尽可能高的参与,并与您的讲师,我们的业务和行业合作伙伴和我们的学习支持人员的互动。

Large group learning will still be a part of the learning mix, but will be delivered by webinar through videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 由于covid危机开始,我们已经开发了在线直播的方式非常迅速,以确保我们保留了教师与学生之间的互动方式,并可以通过使用分组讨论和学生主导的活动,鼓励对等网络学习如组演示。我们的在线直播的方式,确保与学者的大力参与和学生在学习的积极参与。

Face-to-face and live online learning will be complemented by self-paced study. We are using our new virtual learning environment (Canvas) to create a structured environment to guide and support you through your independent study.

When do I have to pay my deposit?

We understand that, with so much uncertainty at the moment, you may not currently be able to pay a deposit - particularly in some countries where there are issues in paying deposits when banks are closed.

With that in mind, we have extended the deadline for paying deposits until 31 July 2020 for most courses.

If your acceptance deadline is later than this date, the later date will apply to you.

Are sources of funding still available for the 2020/21 academic year?

Yes. Information on the many different types of funding can be found on our funding page, including details of Student Finance England Master's and Doctoral loans. Please be aware that many of the scholarship schemes have application deadlines during June 2020.

Will I still be able to access specialist software needed for my course?

Yes. 该re will be arrangements in place for you to be able to access the software you need during your course.

What IT equipment should I bring with me?

Most students arrive at 克兰菲尔德 with their own PC or laptop. In exceptional circumstances where you are not able to bring your own device, we have a small stock of laptops which may be available.

If you are purchasing a laptop, we recommend that it is a Windows 10 device with 4GB RAM (no more than six years old) or MacBook, iMac, Mac running OSX Catalina minimum. We also recommend that it has inbuilt video camera/audio functions or you have an external webcam/headset.

What will happen if stricter restrictions are re-imposed in the 联合王国?

The COVID-19 epidemic in the UK is progressively improving and a gradual lifting of restrictions is expected. 该 联合王国 走vernment has put in place plans to reduce the chances of further national disruption. As such we expect to offer the majority of our courses physically from our sites with as much face-to-face tuition as possible in the autumn of 2020.

该 health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our number one priority and so we are taking precautions to protect our students in the event of a temporary re-imposition of restrictions. We are committed to supporting our students in these uncertain times.

What would happen if there is a future lockdown in the 联合王国?

If a further lockdown is imposed by the 联合王国 走vernment during your course, we will adapt our arrangements for teaching and assessment to ensure that you are able to complete your course in a timely way. This may mean some face-to-face teaching being replaced by online delivery.

What steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of students on site?

Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority. We have implemented stringent measures, informed by 联合王国 走vernment guidance, to ensure our sites continue to be safe for you to study with us.

We have developed new systems, protocols and cleaning regimes and are following strict social distancing and health guidelines. For example:

  • Lectures that would normally involve larger groups of students will be delivered online or in small socially distanced groups;
  • 研究 laboratories will be accessible for students’ use and they will be managed to accommodate social distancing and hygiene measures;
  • Welcome Week will be a mix of small, socially distanced, face-to-face registration sessions and online orientation;
  • We have made physical changes to our sites to ensure social distancing guidance is easy to implement for students and staff. 该se include one-way systems, designated entry and exit points, increased signage, and hand sanitiser stations;
  • We have introduced more frequent deep cleaning schedules for our facilities. 

Do I need to wear a face covering while being taught face-to-face?

Yes, a face covering is expected to be worn for all face-to-face teaching until further notice.

English tests

I'm having trouble accessing English tests such as IELTS, what can I do?

We understand many of you are experiencing difficulties taking IELTS or other Secure English Language Tests (SELTs). We are now also able to accept the English tests listed below - some of these are available online. We may also require you to undertake an informal online interview with a member of 克兰菲尔德 staff to validate your test score.

  • IELTS Indicator
  • Requirements are the same as standard IELTS test scores, please check the 当然页面 for requirements. 

  • TOEFL iBT Special 主页 Edition
  • Minimum score of 92.
    Some courses may require a higher test score, please check the 当然页面 for details.

  • Linguaskill (Cambridge Assessment)
  • Minimum average score of 180 (for courses that require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall).
    Minimum average score of 190 (for courses that require a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall).

  • LanguageCert 
  • B2 Communicator with a ‘High Pass’ (for courses that require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall).
    C1 Expert with a ‘Pass’ (for courses that require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or a score of 7.0 overall).

  • 克兰菲尔德 Online English Test  - online skills testing via Password Solo and individual interview*.

如果您无法访问任何上述的测试,我们的克兰菲尔德网上英语测试是提供给已经持有的MSC今年当然开始的报价申请。你将被要求出席在特定的时间,这将随后由克兰菲尔德的人员进行测试。考生应允许3小时30分钟的试验,其中将包括休息。在收到您的测试结果,我们的团队会那么劝你是否会被要求参加我们的 Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course and/or attend an interview. Please complete this web form to register.

*Interview may be omitted in some cases following skills test as decided by 克兰菲尔德 University.

Arrivals and registration

How will I be kept up-to date with details about my course and coming to 克兰菲尔德?

After you receive an offer to study at 克兰菲尔德, you will be given access to the pre-registration area on our virtual learning environment, Canvas. You will receive a communication from your course team once this is available to you. You will receive updates through the pre-registration area on Canvas and also from your course team.

该 pre-registration area will also help you to familiarise yourself with the University and Canvas (if you haven’t used it previously) and will include details of any IT requirements, pre-reading or online tutorials to help start your Cranfield journey, such as preparing to study at 克兰菲尔德 and a variety of study skills.

When do I register?

Registration is an important step in becoming a 克兰菲尔德 University student and takes places in two stages.

Stage one – this takes place online. You will receive an email from our Registry team inviting you to log onto EVE and complete a variety of tasks. Once complete, you will be able to download your registration form which you will need to sign and return to our Registry team via email, along with any other requested documentation.

Stage two – this takes place in person and is when you will collect your ID card and other materials. We have 发表 the dates that each course will compete their registration below. On the 克兰菲尔德 campus, this starts week commencing 28 九月 2020. Please see below for your actual date.

If you are studying on a visa, you will be asked to show your passport and visa to our Student Immigration team on a separate date and this will be communicated to you in due course.

When is my course due to start?

The start date of your course will be confirmed to you in your offer letter. 该 majority of courses start on 5 October 2020 for 克兰菲尔德 campus courses, or 7 九月 2020 for courses on the shrivenham site. Some courses may start on different dates, as confirmed in your offer letter.

When are Welcome Week and registration being held for courses on the 克兰菲尔德 campus?

You are invited to join our Welcome Week on the 克兰菲尔德 campus which is being held on 28 九月 to 2 October. During Welcome Week, there will be a chance to meet your cohort and fellow students and join in a number of social events that are being arranged.

This is also when you will complete your registration and be introduced to key staff – click here for 克兰菲尔德 campus registration dates.

We are currently finalising our plans for Welcome Week and look forward to sharing these with you shortly.

What are the plans for Welcome Week?

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Cranfield. This year’s Welcome Week will be a mix of small, socially-distanced, face-to-face registration sessions and online orientation to help familiarise yourself with the University and to meet others on your course and across 克兰菲尔德.

How will induction be conducted?

To help you familiarise yourself with life at 克兰菲尔德 University and your journey ahead, induction is in two parts - the University-level induction will be online, while your course-level induction will be a mix of small, socially-distanced, face-to-face sessions.

您收到录取通知,克兰菲尔德之后,您将获得我们的虚拟学习环境,帆布获得了预注册区域。您将收到来自你的课程团队沟通一下,这是提供给您。它会帮助你熟悉大学和帆布(如果你以前没有使用它),包括任何预读或在线教程的详细信息,如准备在克兰菲尔德和学习其他各种学习技巧。

Will there still be opportunities to meet other students?

Yes, we will be providing a variety of different opportunities for you get to know your fellow students. Some of these will be online, while others will be small socially distanced, face-to-face sessions.

What support is available to me if I have learning support needs or medical/mental health conditions?

Help and support is always close at hand at 克兰菲尔德 University and we encourage you to draw on this support as and when you may need it. Read more about our support services on our 网页.

What happens if I have to self-quarantine for 14 days and this falls during registration and the start of my course?

If this were to be the case, we encourage you to speak to your SAS Lead so that they can make alternative arrangements for registering on your course and to discuss how we can support you.

而在自我隔离,您仍然可以参加网上迎新周活动/活动,我们已经计划并得到满足别人对你全程和克兰菲尔德。我们的大学水平感应同时在线。你将有机会获得画布,大学的虚拟学习环境,在这里你就可以完成任何预读或在线教程,以帮助您开始克兰菲尔德旅程,比如准备在克兰菲尔德和研究各种学习技能。

What happens if I’m not able to arrive on time to start my course on the 克兰菲尔德 campus?

We expect the vast majority of our students to arrive in enough time to begin their course on the start date confirmed in your offer letter. Most courses on the 克兰菲尔德 campus start on 5 October 2020.

我们这样做,不过,明白,在某些情况下,这是不可能的,所以最新的日期,你可以到开始你的课程是周五10月23日到2020年这很可能意味着你错过了一些面对面的面对面教学。我们会,但是,我们能做的一切在这些独特的时间来支持你。如果你知道你将要迟到,请与您的SAS团队,使他们能够与您讨论安排。

Living on campus

I have applied for accommodation on the 克兰菲尔德 campus – when will I hear back?

Our accommodation team is focused on working through all applications as quickly as possible. You should hear back from them very soon.

What steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of students while living in accommodation on the 克兰菲尔德 campus?

以及所有的在我们的covid安全网站发生的其他健康和安全的措施(见问题:“?采取了哪些措施,以确保学生在现场的健康和安全”),我们加强了我们正常的清洁制度在我们的住宿,并定期清洗入口,门板,楼梯等重复“接触点”有抗病毒喷雾。消毒单位也设置在入口处的所有住宿区。厨房时,他们正被清理,以帮助保护学生和我们的清洁人员也被暂时关闭,给学生。

Will I need to self-quarantine?

If you are arriving from one of the countries that the 联合王国 走vernment has said is exempt from the 14-day quarantine period (as announced on 3 July), you will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate, unless you have been in or travelled through non-exempt countries in the preceding 14 days. Further information on the exempt countries has been 发表 on the 联合王国 走vernment 网站.

How will I be supported if I arrive from outside the 联合王国, am living on campus and have to self-quarantine for 14 days? How will I get food and resolve any IT set up/internet connection issues in my room?

If the 14-day quarantine guidelines remain in place, we will make arrangements to enable your IT and provide food for the period that you self-quarantine. If you are in catered accommodation, food charges will be included in your rent. For students self-isolating in self-catered accommodation there will be an additional daily charge of £8.65 added for the 14-day period of quarantine.

Can I arrive earlier if I have to self-isolate, so as not to miss the start of the academic year?

Yes, you will be able to arrive early should the 14-day quarantine guidelines remain in place. So that we can ensure your room is ready for your arrival, we ask that you provide us with as much notice as you can of your intention to arrive early.

What if I cannot arrive early to self-isolate? Will I still be able to start my course?

Yes, we will support you and identify the best solution for you depending upon your circumstances and the specific nature of your course.

Will rooms with shared bathrooms be available – if so, will there be additional cleaning?

Where there are shared bathroom facilities these will be within what is considered a 'household'. We have enhanced cleaning regimes in place.

What is your policy on shared kitchens?

We continue to offer shared kitchen facilities in line with the latest 走vernment advice. Our shared kitchens are within what is considered a ‘household’.

Living in off-campus accommodation

Will I need to self-quarantine?

If you are arriving from one of the countries that the 联合王国 走vernment has said is exempt from the 14-day quarantine period (as announced on 3 July), you will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate, unless you have been in or travelled through non-exempt countries in the preceding 14 days. Further information on the exempt countries has been 发表 on the 联合王国 走vernment 网站.

What should I do if I’m arriving from outside the 联合王国 and have to self-quarantine for 14 days?

If the 14-day quarantine guidelines affect you, we recommend that you talk to your landlord about the possibility of arriving earlier. You may also wish to make arrangements for any internet connections to be set up so that you can connect when you arrive.

该 联合王国 走vernment has 发表 information on how to self-isolate when you travel to the 联合王国 and the 例外 于此。

How can I buy groceries if I have to self-quarantine?

在英国的很多超市提供的非接触式送货上门的服务,使您能够购买杂货,虽然隔离你可能需要。你可能也想谈谈您对他们是否可能能够通过安排准备好您的到来一些基本的用品,以支持你的房东。 NHS志愿者反应也可如果你需要帮助收集购物,药物或想电话“入住和聊天”。拨打0808 196 3646(上午8时至晚上8时)安排志愿者的支持。您可以安排一次性的支持,或安排更经常的帮助,而你是自我隔离。

该 联合王国 走vernment has 发表 information on the support available to help you should you need to self-isolate.

If I have to self-quarantine, how do I travel to my accommodation?

联合王国 走vernment advice is that you can use public transport but only if you have no other option. If you do use public transport, wear something that covers your nose and mouth and stay two metres apart from other people. Pack a face covering or scarf to cover your nose and mouth before you travel.

If I’m living off campus, can I travel to the campus using public transport?

Yes you can but you should not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms. You will also need to wear a face covering when using public transport.  

有一个 Uno bus service which travels to and from the University from surrounding towns and villages. 该re is further information on the Uno 网站 about the additional precautions being taken to keep passengers safe.

该 联合王国 走vernment has 发表 further information about using public transport on its 网站.

Visas and ATAS certificate

I have received my visa (30 days vignette) but cannot travel to the UK because of the travel ban, how does this affect my course registration and arrival in the 联合王国?

It may be possible to register on your course and attend remotely if your supervisor or course director approves. Once the travel ban has been lifted you can then travel to the UK if your visa is still valid. If your 30 days vignette has expired then you should apply for a replacement (another vignette) to travel to the 联合王国.

Our student immigration team are here to help you with any issues you may have - you can find their details on our 签证页.

I have applied for a visa from outside the UK and I am unable to obtain my passport because the Visa Application Centre is closed, how does this affect my course registration and arrival in the 联合王国?

It may be possible to register on your course and attend remotely if your supervisor or course director approves. Once the Visa Application Centre is open and you receive your visa you can then travel to the UK if your visa is still valid. If your 30 days vignette has expired then you should apply for replacement (another vignette) to travel to the 联合王国.

Our student immigration team are here to help you with any issues you may have - you can find their details on our 签证页.

Will I benefit from the immigration reforms announced by the 联合王国 走vernment on 1 July?

On 1 July, the 联合王国 走vernment announced reforms to the immigration process for international students from 2021 as part of their new research and development roadmap. Existing students and those who start their courses in autumn 2020 will benefit from these changes, once they have been introduced in 2021.

该 key changes laid out in the new roadmap include:

  • Under the new graduate route PhD students will be able to stay in the 联合王国 for up to three years after they complete their studies; while students who complete a master’s degree will be able to stay for two years.
  • 新的 student route will provide greater flexibility, including the ability to switch visa types from within the 联合王国, a longer application window for students to submit their visa application, and removing study time limits at postgraduate level.

Further information is available on the 联合王国CISA 网站.

What healthcare services are available to me in the 联合王国 if I’m from overseas?

As part of your visa application, you may be required to pay the immigration health surcharge. This payment means that you will be able to receive free health services from the National Health Service (NHS) should you become unwell while in the UK. It entitles you to the same access as a 联合王国 citizen.

You can use the 主页 Office Immigration Health Surcharge checker to check if you need to make this payment and how much it will cost.

Further information about the surcharge including how and when to pay, can be found on the 联合王国 走vernment 网站.