Scholarships, studentships and bursaries

At Brunel we offer various tuition fee discounts for postgraduate students, more information can be found on our postgraduate funding page 


Number available in 2016


Application process 

Queen's Anniversary Prizes Scholarships 


£3000 fee waiver


Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships  3 Full tuition fee plus a stipend of approx. £16,000per year for three years  Application

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships

All those that meet the eligibility criteria

15% tuition fee discount, plus additional 15% if a Brunel Graduate


PhD Studentship in Materials Science

 1 Full Fees + £16,296 stipend per year for three years. (NB: bench fees associated with a PhD course will also be covered).  Application, deadline 27 May 2016
PhD Studentship in Education  1 Annual stipend of £14,296 plus Home/EU tuition fees for a maximum of 36 months.  Application
PhD Studentship in Patient Decision Making  1 The studentship offers an annual stipend of £16,500 (rising to £17,000 year 2 and £17,500 year 3) plus Home/EU tuition fees  Application
NSIRC PhD Scholarships in Structural Integrity  6 A stipend of £16,000 per year and tuition fees. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply, with total funding capped at £24,000 per year.  Application
 MBA Scholarship  6  £6000 tuition fee discount This scholarship is currently closed for applications
MSc Structural Integrity Scholarship  16  £12,500 fee waiver Apply as normal indicating a desire to be considered for the Scholarship, including evidence of a desire to pursue a career in Structural Integrity in the personal statement. 
The Brunel International Scholarships  37 15% discount on the cost of tuition fees The deadline for applications has now passed and the scholarship is closed
Brunel Santander International Scholarship  5  £5000 tuition fee waiver  The deadline for applications has now passed and the scholarship is closed.
International Regional Scholarships

30 scholarships in total, 5 scholarships are available per country for applicants from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, North & South America, Turkey and Vietnam

£3000 tuition fee waiver  Apply online by 12pm (GMT) 31 May 2016

For further information regarding eligibility please contact the

In addition to the above, we offer the following Postgraduate Scholarships, prizes and further fee reductions, see below for more information.

The Brunel International Scholarship

The Brunel International Scholarship is an annual award scheme designed to promote talent and encourage excellence in scholars coming to Brunel from around the globe. Partial scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have been offered a place on a full-time course at Brunel. Please refer to the International Scholarship web pages for more details.

Doctoral research scholarships and studentships

Research scholarships may be available across the full range of our research activity. Please note that award numbers and amounts vary each year and in each School, and only a very small number – or none at all may be available for your programme. Check the Research Degree funding web page for details and eligibility information.

PhD studentships may consist of a cash scholarship, payment of your tuition fees, a wage for teaching or a combination of the three. For vacancies, details of eligibility and how to apply, please visit course Job vacancies page or check the Research Degree funding web page for details and eligibility information.

Funding for extra-curricular activities

Some funding opportunities exist for those students undertaking certain extra-curricular activities. These awards do not cover living costs or tuition fees, but are available to both taught and research students.

Sports Scholarship Programme

Brunel University London has a history of supporting talented sportsmen and sportswomen that dates back to the 1960s. The Sports Scholarship Programme is more than just financial assistance; it is designed to the particular needs of athletes with outstanding sporting ability in higher education.

For further details please visit our Sports Scholarships page 

Music Awards

A number of Music Awards are awarded each year. Award Holders have all or part of the cost of their individual music tuition covered throughout their period of study at Brunel.

For further information, visit the Brunel Arts Music Awards pages 

Brunel Graduate Discount

Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni. Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could be eligible to receive the '15% graduate discount'. A Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both fee reductions – Academic Excellence and Graduate discounts – a total of approx. 27.5% of the tuition fee.

The Graduate Discount will not apply if you receive the Brunel International scholarship, Brunel Santander International Scholarship or Brunel International Regional Scholarships. Please refer to the individual scholarship terms and conditions for further information.

Page last updated: Friday 27 May 2016