Brunel International Scholarships, Brunel University, UK

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Brunel University London UKThe Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.

For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Please note that these terms and conditions are subject to English law and the jurisdiction of the English courts.

1. Eligibility
1.1 Applications for a Brunel International scholarship are invited from students starting a new programme of study in the academic year 2013/14 who meet the following criteria:

  • Are not a current Brunel student on a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate programme, with the exception of students on the English@Brunel, Pre-sessional English and Intensive Foundation or Premasters courses through the IPLC (International Pathways and Language Centre);
  • Have an offer to study on an undergraduate or taught postgraduate taught programme of study starting in September 2013 or a postgraduate research programme of study starting in the academic year 2013/14;
  • Has been assessed as an international student for fees purposes;
  • Agree to engage in a wide range of publicity and promotional activities, plus a formal event during the academic year. Please note that this is a key requirement of the award and by accepting the award you will be entering into an agreement to undertake these activities. (see Section 3 below) Failure to comply with this agreement may lead to withdrawal of the award ;
  • Have not been in receipt of a Brunel International Scholarship previously, either as part of current or earlier studies.

1.2 Scholarships are awarded for entry in the academic year 2013/14 only and cannot be deferred to later years of entry. Course applicants who intend to defer their studies must re-apply for a scholarship in the year they will begin their studies.

1.3 Students who are eligible for the Brunel Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship cannot be awarded a Brunel International scholarship. If you apply and later become eligible for an Academic Excellence scholarship, we will automatically withdraw your application for the Brunel International scholarships and award you the Academic Excellence Scholarship.

2. Value
2.1 A 15% discount on the tuition fees for the academic year 2013/14. This discount is a single contribution and will not be continued in subsequent years and is not applicable to any additional fees such as resubmission or module resit fees. No cash alternative will be offered.

2.2 The scholarship does not replace the deposit of £3000. All scholarship awardees will need to pay the £3000 deposit for their course in order to receive an unconditional offer and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).

2.3 Scholarship awardees will be responsible for paying the remainder of their tuition fees after the scholarship contribution is deducted from the total fees.

2.4 Scholarship awards will not be credited towards tuition fees until the applicant has fully registered at Brunel University. This includes having qualifications and other documentation verified and checked and holding the correct visa to study.

2.5 Scholarship awardees who have already paid the full course fees will receive a refund once they have met all conditions of their offer and registered as a student at Brunel University.

2.6 Those awarded a Brunel International Scholarship may be eligible for the 2% prompt payment discount. This will be deducted from the tuition fees remaining after the scholarship discount has been applied. See for further details.

3. Promotional Activities
Those accepting a scholarship are agreeing to take part in promotional activities. These are likely to include:

Option 1 – Student Ambassador
As a student ambassador you will be expected to:

  1. Attend a welcome reception during the year.
  2. Become involved with and help maintain the international student society SixDegrees at Brunel
  3. Take part in photoshoots and filming events organised by Brunel International (maximum of 3)
  4. Write a profile of yourself (250 words) that should include some or all of the following points – Why you chose Brunel – Your life at the university – How your course at Brunel will contribute to your career – Deadline. 1st February 2014
  5. Give feedback and advice on how to apply for a Brunel international scholarship for future applicants - Deadline. 1st February 2014
  6. Meet guests from overseas universities or embassies
  7. Other duties as and when stated.

This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

Option 2 Student Blogger
As a student blogger you will be expected to:

  1. Attend a welcome reception during the year.
  2. Write a profile of yourself (250 words) that should include some or all of the following points – Why you chose Brunel – Your life at the university – How your course at Brunel will contribute to your career – Deadline. 1st February 2014
  3. Create and develop a blog, which you will be expected to regularly contribute to during your time at university (a minimum of 100 words a week). You will be given technical support to set up a blog and create graphics for your site, if needed. This blog will be featured on the international website, and sections may be used for other university publications.

This route will suit anyone who is already a keen blogger. A maximum of 3 students may become student bloggers. For more information about the role please email

As a student at university, it is understood that your studies must be your highest priority, so, where possible, events will be arranged so that they do not interfere with lectures or exams.

4. Allocation
4.1 Scholarship awards are made by the International Scholarships Panel and all decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

4.2 The scholarships cannot be combined with any other University bursary or awards.

5. Withdrawal of a Scholarship
5.1 The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.

5.2 The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from anyone who fails to comply with the requirement to take part in promotional activities, as stated in section 3 of these Terms and Conditions.

5.3 A student in receipt of a scholarship who withdraws from their programme during their first year will not normally be requested to repay the scholarship. Any tuition fee liability remaining at the point of withdrawal is therefore calculated in accordance with Council Ordinance 10

5.4 A student electing to take a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) will only receive the scholarship once at the start of the course. If tuition fees remain due when returning from a period of temporary withdrawal then these would need to be paid upon return.

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to Katharina Stirland, Acting International Student Services Co-ordinator

How to apply
Applications can be made from March 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship you must apply for a course at Brunel first - we recommend your course application reaches the Admissions Office no later than the 8th April 2013. This is so we have enough time to assess your application and issue you with an applicant number in time for you to make a scholarship application.

When answering the questions reference can be made to activities, achievements and personal qualities which are considered particularly relevant to your application. Additional space is provided on the application form for uploading one relevant supporting document.

Your responses along with your course application and grades, will be the main focus of the Award Panel’s deliberations and should therefore be written carefully and spell-checked.

Make sure that your application is complete before you submit it. We will not accept incomplete applications and you cannot provide additional information once your application is submitted. You may only apply once.

The closing date is 10am GMT 28th May 2013

Apply for a scholarship

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. The award panel will meet in June to consider scholarship awards. Decisions will be made in early July 2013 and successful applicants will be informed in the first instance by email.

Applicants will be required to respond by email to accept the offer no later than 19th July 2013. A formal scholarship offer letter will then be issued and dispatched by post. All decisions will be made by the Brunel International Scholarship Panel. All decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into.

If you have any questions please contact us at Applications for a scholarship cannot be submitted to this address.

The key dates to remember when applying for the 2013/14 scholarships are:

8th April: You should ensure your course application reaches Brunel by this date. If your course application is received after this date we cannot guarantee issuing you with an applicant number, in time to apply for a scholarship.

28th May 10am (GMT): Applications must be submitted by this date. Do not leave your application to the last minute!. Also be sure to check what time 10am GMT is in your local time.

5th July: All applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by the end of the first week of July. This may be subject to change if a very large volume of applications are received.

19th July: Applicants offered a scholarship must notify Brunel that they would like to accept the award by this date. If they do not the award may be offered to someone on the reserve list.

September: Successful applicants must ensure that they meet all the standard conditions of their course offer from Brunel (including paying the deposit) before they enrol in September. Exact dates will depend upon your course.

October: Welcome party for new scholarship winner

November: Awards ceremony with the Vice-Chancellor.

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