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. In addition we offer the following Postgraduate Scholarships, prizes and further fee reductions.

General Scholarships

63 scholarships are available for UK/EU students who will graduate in 2015 with a degree from a UK university. You may be eligible for a £5,000 reduction in course fees and £5,000 in cash to study one of our Master programmes. How do I qualify?

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships

Three full PhD scholarships are available for Home/EU and Overseas Brunel final year and Master's students, one for each Research Institute. The scholarship will cover fees at the current Research Councils UK rate plus a stipend of approximately £13,000. Find out more.

Women in Engineering

If you are a woman graduating in 2015 with a degree in Engineering you may qualify for one of our 30 scholarships where you will receive a £5,000 reduction in course fees and £5,000 in cash to study one of our Master programmes in Engineering. The university is keen on supporting the ambitions of Women in Engineering. How do I qualify?

Queen's Anniversary Prizes Scholarships

Value: £3,000 fee waiver

How many: 6

Application process: no application required. Information will be taken from the course application form and verified at Registration.

See Terms and Conditions for full details.

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2014 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.

In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we offer this scholarship as a discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. In addition, if you are a UK/EU student, you may be qualified for the Master’s Scholarship (£10,000 award) or the Women in Engineering Scholarship (£10,000).

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'.

These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both fee reductions. The only case that this does not apply is if you receive the Women in Engineering Scholarship or the Master's Scholarships whereby you will not receive the alumni discount, please contact scholarships@brunel.ac.uk for further details.

Please note if you are in receipt of a TDA or NHS bursary you will not be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship.

For further information regarding eligibility please contact the Student Centre.

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 web pages for your School or Research Institute 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 web pages for your School or Research Institute.

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 Arts Centre 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 Women in Engineering Scholarship or the Master's Scholarships.

Page last updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015