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Eligibility and terms and conditions

International Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017/18

1. Scholarship details

We are offering 50 Scholarships comprising of a £3000 discount on the cost of tuition fees (to be discounted from the total course tuition fee). The scholarship is available to international applicants on any undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD programme starting in September 2017 or January 2018. 

Application process: Applicants starting the course in September 2017 must submit an online scholarship application via the student portal eVision by 11.59 pm (GMT) on 31 May 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants starting the course in January 2018 must submit an online scholarship application via the student portal eVision by 11.59 pm (GMT) on 5 November 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

The application will include a 500 word essay describing why the applicant has applied to Brunel and why they would make a good ambassador for the course and University.

2. Eligibility

To be considered for the International scholarship an applicant must: 

  • Have been assessed by Brunel University London as an international student for fees purposes.
  • Have an offer to study full-time on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or a postgraduate research programme of study starting in September 2017 or January 2018.
  • Satisfy the entry criteria for admission to their chosen programme of study.
  • This scholarship programme is not available to current registered Brunel students on a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate programme. Students on the London Brunel International College (LBIC) programmes and distance learning versions of courses, or the English@Brunel, Pre-sessional English and Intensive Foundation or Pre-masters courses through the International Pathways and Language Centre (IPLC).
  • This scholarship programme is not available to those that have been in receipt of a Brunel International Scholarship previously, either as part of current or earlier studies.
  • By accepting a scholarship you are agreeing to become a Student Ambassador for the University. You will be welcomed into the University at a Scholar's Reception during your first weeks and may be asked to:

a) Take part in photo shoots and filming events organised by the International Recruitment or Marketing team (maximum of three)

b) 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

c) Help support Brunel's social media activity aimed at engaging potential and current international students

d) Give feedback and advice on how to apply for a Brunel international scholarship for future applicants, as required

e) Meet guests from overseas universities or embassies

f) Other activities by request include hosting tours of the campus, helping at Open Days and participating in other marketing activity.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the International Recruitment or Marketing team as and when your participation would be appreciated.

3. Allocation

  • Scholarship awards are decided by the International Scholarship Panel and all decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.
  • Candidates will be considered based on their academic merit and personal statement.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the September and January entry of the academic year 2017/18 and will not 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.
  • All applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by the middle of July 2017 for applicants starting in September and the middle of November for those applicants starting in January.
  • Applicants from a registered Santander Network country and Network University from Argentina, Brazil, Chile,      Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA, or Venezuela, will be automatically considered for an additional award of the Santander Scholarship and will not be required to submit a separate application.
  • Successful applicants must accept the scholarship by contacting the University Scholarship Team. Further details and a deadline for acceptance will be given when the award is made. If the scholarship is not accepted by the given deadline the scholarship award will be removed and the scholarship awarded to an applicant on the scholarship waiting list. 

4. Conditions of payment

  • Scholarship awardees will be responsible for paying the remainder of their tuition fees after the scholarship contribution is deducted from the total fees for the academic year 2017/18.
  • All awards will comprise a £3000 fee waiver from the cost of tuition fees for the academic year 2017/18. This discount is a single contribution and will not be continued in subsequent years and is not applicable to any additional fees such as re-submission or module resit fees. No cash alternative will be provided.
  • The scholarship does not replace the deposit of £3000. All scholarship winners will need to pay the £3000 deposit for their course in order to confirm scholarship acceptance and receive an unconditional offer and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). The amount of your scholarship will be deducted from the remaining fees.
  • The scholarships cannot be combined with any other University bursary, discount or awards, except the 2% prompt payment discount and the Santander Scholarship. This will be deducted from the tuition fees remaining after the scholarship discount has been applied at enrolment.
  • Scholarship awards will not be credited towards tuition fees until the applicant has fully enrolled at Brunel University London, which includes having had their qualifications and other documentation verified and checked, and then completing the University enrolment procedures. This includes holding the correct visa to study.
  • Scholarship awardees who have already paid the full course fees can visit the Student Centre to request a refund of any overpayment; once they have met all conditions of their offer and enrolled onto their main course in person.
  • Successful applicants will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship programme in subsequent years (i.e. If you are successful in achieving a scholarship for an undergraduate course at Brunel in Year one, you will not be able to apply for the scholarship again in Year two, nor will you be able to apply for the scheme again if you choose to do a postgraduate course at the University). 

5. Withdrawal of scholarship

  • 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.
  • 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 three of these Terms and Conditions.
  • A student who withdraws from their chosen programme of study prior to completion of Term 1 will not normally be requested to repay scholarship payments made up to withdrawal; however, the University reserves the right to charge tuition fees for the period between the start of the course and the date of withdrawal. A student in receipt of a scholarship who withdraws from their programme 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 the Student Financial Policy.
  • 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.
  • Fee waivers are applied at the start of the academic year as part/all of a scholarship entitlement and will not normally be amended once the fee waiver has been processed. Any tuition fee liability remaining after fee waivers are applied would therefore be calculated in accordance with Student Financial Policy. In the case of withdrawal or abeyance the tuition fee and the fee waiver are calculated in accordance with Student Financial Policy.

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions Office by emailing: scholarships@brunel.ac.uk

Updated 30 May 2017