Welcome Information for registrants
This page includes the basic information you need to get you started and then you can explore the rest of the website to read FAQs, get links to the application forms etc.
Please note: this page is updated as soon as we have the dates for the next scholarship year and is up to date as at Feb 2015.
Each year the process is the same and the Key dates are approximately the same.
Please note that in even number years the Award dinner is held in Sydney and odd number years in Melbourne.
The Application Process
There are three separate major steps in the application process that you will need to complete:
1 Submit your application to Cranfield SoM to be considered for a place on the MBA course
2 Sit the GMAT OR sit the CAT
3 Prepare the one page submission outlining why you think we should award the Scholarship to you.
These steps are all covered in more detail under How to Apply so I will only mention the important points here.
You should also read through the sections About the Scholarship and FAQs as every time anyone has a query, we load the response onto the website as an FAQ. Thus many of your questions can be answered by reading through this section.
You must submit an application to Cranfield and be offered a place on the course by them. You can do this online or by downloading the forms and filling them in. We have indicated that you must do this by March to leave time for Cranfield to process your application before the scholarship selection interviews.
You need to do the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Cranfield Admission Test (CAT) even if you have a post graduate qualification. Either test is acceptable, but the CAT option is available only for one session on each day in Melbourne and Sydney whereas there are multiple testing dates for the GMAT. More information about each test is at the links given, including how to register.
The GMAT is an international standard test used by all business schools. You will get a provisional score on the day you sit the test and the final score comes out about 10 days later. The CAT is Cranfield’s own admission test. For the CAT we send the papers to the UK to be scored and you will get the result normally in a few days.
You can submit your application for a place to Cranfield in advance of sitting the GMAT or CAT. However Cranfield Admissions will not progress your application to the interview stage until you have a GMAT/CAT score. So you need to get onto this asap. When you sit the GMAT you can request your score is sent automatically to Cranfield.
If you have any issues about sitting the GMAT in time, please make contact so we can help. Once you have your test dates booked please email us.
We simply ask you to make a persuasive case to be awarded the scholarship. You can really answer in any way you wish so you will see that your options in making this submission are pretty broad. But, you only have one A4 page so you need to think carefully about how to use it best.
Questions or problems
If you have a question which is not covered or if you have some last minutes hitches with anything at all, please feel free to make contact by submitting a comment on this page.
The Alumni community is here to help you
We aim to meet or speak to everyone personally to offer advice and information. So please don’t hesitate to use any or all of the means below to make contact:
Meet the alumni sessions
To get details of the “Meet the Alumni” events when they are scheduled (November thru March), check the website here for the dates. An email invitation will also come out with the details for these sessions once the dates/venues are confirmed. The MTA sessions are a great opportunity to meet alumni en mass to get lots of different perspectives. We are also happy to arrange for you to chat with local alumni directly, who can help with any queries.
LinkedIn group and Scholarship Foundation page
Please also join our LinkedIn Scholarship Supporters group and follow the Scholarship Foundation on LinkedIn. You can post any questions and requests there. And remember to check this website, the LinkedIn group and our Scholarship Foundation page regularly for latest updates and news.
Contact the Foundation with specific questions
If you require any additional information, please contact the Scholarship Foundation here.
Connect to Board Members on LinkedIn
You can find all the Board members here.
You can contact me via the link below.
We look forward to getting to know you.