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Brunel Santander International Scholarship Scheme

Terms and conditions 2016/17

We are pleased to offer five scholarships funded by the Santander Universities scheme for the academic year 2016/17. Each scholarship will have a value of £5000 and is available for a period of one academic year only.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered for one of the Brunel Santander International scholarships applicants:

  1. Must be in receipt of an offer to study on a full-time postgraduate taught programme of study starting in September 2016/January 2017 or a full-time postgraduate research programme starting in the academic year 2016/17 at Brunel University London.
  2. Must be a national from, and be residing in, one of the following Santander Universities network countries at the time of application: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela
  3. Must normally have achieved the international equivalent of a UK 1st honours degree.
  4. Must agree to engage in a wide range of publicity and promotional activities, plus a formal event during the academic year. Please note that this a key requirement of the award and by accepting the award you will be entering into an agreement to undertake these activities (see ‘promotional activities’ section below). Failure to comply with this agreement may lead to the withdrawal of the award.
  5. Must NOT have previously received a Brunel International Scholarship either as part of current or earlier studies.
  6. Must NOT be already registered as a current student at the university.
  7. Must complete the required documentation and complete an application for study by 27 April 2016.
  8. Must submit an online scholarship application by the funding deadline stated below.

The last date for receiving applications is May 27 2016 (5pm GMT). All applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by the middle of July.


  1. A £5,000 tuition fee waiver for the academic year 2016/17. This fee waiver 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 re-sit fees. No cash alternative will be offered.
  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).
  3. Scholarship awardees will be responsible for paying the remainder of their tuition fees after the scholarship contribution is deducted from the total fees.
  4. Scholarship awards will not be credited towards tuition fees until the applicant has fully registered at Brunel University London. This includes having qualifications and other documentation verified and checked and holding the correct visa to study.
  5. Scholarship awardees who have already paid the full course fees will receive a refund for the value of the award once they have met all conditions of their offer and registered as a student at Brunel University London.
  6. Those awarded a Brunel Santander 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 further details on our website

Promotional Activities

Those accepting a scholarship agree to take part in promotional activities. These are likely to include (this list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change):

Option 1 – Student Ambassador

As a student ambassador you will be expected to:

a) Attend a welcome reception during the year.

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 – Deadline – 25st February 2017.

c)  Become involved with and participate in activities organised by the University.

d)  Take part in photoshoots and filming events organised by the University.

e)  Meet guests from overseas universities or embassies.

f)  Other duties as and when stated.

Option 2 - Student Blogger

As a student blogger you will be expected to:

a)  Attend a welcome reception during the year.

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 – Deadline – 25st February 2017.

c)  Create and develop a blog, which you will be expected to regularly contribute to during your time at Brunel (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.

d)  Other duties as and when stated.

This route will suit anyone who is already a keen blogger. A maximum of three 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. Naturally, events will not be arranged during examinations.


  1. Applicants for the Santander Scholarship must complete the required documentation and submit an application by the funding deadline stated.
  2. Where more applicants meet the criteria than there are bursaries available, The International Scholarships Panel will consider the applicants overall application profile.
  3. 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.

Conditions of Payment

  1. The scholarships cannot be combined with any other University bursary or award.
  2. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year 2016/17 only and cannot be deferred. Applicants who intend to defer their studies must re-apply for a scholarship in the year they will begin their studies.
  3. Payment will only be made providing that the student is enrolled at the University.

Withdrawal of a scholarship

  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.
  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 the ‘promotional activities’ section of these Terms and Conditions.
  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.
  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, these would need to be paid upon return. 

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to