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Part time MBA '50th Anniversary' Scholarship

Part time MBA “50th Anniversary” Scholarship Terms and Conditions

2016/17

1. Scholarship details

The Brunel Business School (BBS) are offering 20 MBA “50th Anniversary” scholarships for UK/EU applicants joining the part time Brunel MBA in the September 2016 and January 2017 academic year.

Successful awardees will be expected to undertake specified duties as Brunel Ambassadors for the Brunel Business School (BBS). Activities might involve representing the MBA programme at internal and external marketing and recruitment events, providing guest talks and seminars to undergraduate/postgraduate students, providing reports on each event and writing a Brunel MBA Blog and / or other initiatives as appropriate. In addition, awardees will also be expected to assume mentoring responsibilities as required by BBS.

Value: A full fee waiver of £21,000 for successful applicants from the Public/Government sector and a partial fee waiver of £16,800  for successful applicants from the Corporate sector. The fee waiver will be paid over the two academic years of the part time programme.

How many: 20 scholarships are available

Application process:     

  1. Apply for the MBA programme in the usual way. Applicants must complete the application form for the MBA scholarship by the final deadline of 24 August 2016 for the September intake and 30 November 2016 for the January 2017 intake.
  2. The application will comprise of an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why the applicant would make good ambassador for the Brunel MBA. You should describe how your academic study, professional experience and other activities merit the award.
  3. In addition applicants will need to provide a supporting statement as to why they feel they are eligible and should be awarded the scholarship (this is in addition to the personal statement provided with their MBA application) and should be submitted as part of your application to the course.   This statement should be able to evidence and identify a career trajectory and aspiration for senior management / leadership in their company or sector (e.g. Senior Manager, Director or Board-level position).

Late applications will not be considered.

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for a Brunel MBA Scholarship an applicant must:

  1. Apply and fulfill the entry criteria for admission to the Brunel Part- Time MBA programme.
  2. Be in receipt of an offer to study on the above programme starting in September 2016 or January 2017.
  3. Complete the Brunel MBA scholarship application form comprising of an essay of no more than 500 words and a supporting statement.
  4. Write and submit a supporting statement as to why they feel they are eligible and should be awarded the scholarship (this is in addition to the personal statement provided with their MBA application) and should be submitted as part of your application to the course.   This statement should be able to evidence and identify a career trajectory and aspiration for senior management / leadership in their company or sector (e.g. Senior Manager, Director or Board-level position).
  5. Applicants will normally be interviewed by members of the MBA team to assess motivation and contribution to the cohort.  Interviews will take place throughout the application year.

The scheme is only open to those that have been assessed by Brunel University London as a Home/EU student for fees purposes. Applicants will be required to provide a confirmation letter from their employers exhibiting the nature and kind of the organisation that the applicant works for. The public sector/corporate sector differentiation will be assessed accordingly. 

For the purpose of this scholarship an organisation which is controlled by a national, state or provincial/local government authority, it will be considered as a public sector entity. The corporate sector is the part of a country's economic system that is run by individuals and/or companies, rather than by the government.

3. Allocation

Applicants applying for the scholarship must pass a rigorous selection and a transparent evaluation process which includes a written essay as well as an interview conducted by the members of the BBS Scholarship Committee. All scholarship applications will be assessed rigorously against a set of standard criteria. Applicants are required to submit documentary evidence of their work experience during their application, in addition the applicants should provide confirmation letters from the employers. The employer's letter will exhibit the nature and kind of the organization that the applicant works for. The public/private sector differentiation and the value of the award will be calculated accordingly.

All applications will be reviewed on a regular basis throughout the year by the MBA Scholarship Committee. The Committee will be chaired by the Acting Director of the MBA Program, Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos, and will include as members Dr Bidit Dey-Interim Deputy MBA Director, Professor Zahir Irani, Professor Francesco Moscone, and Andrew Ward, Director of Corporate Communications. The Head of School Professor Chris Pitelis and the Associate Head of School Professor Gallear will be ex officio members.

The committee members will be responsible for initiating and managing the communication with the applicants, alongside the marketing team. They will be screening the applications, interviewing the applicants and submit their recommendation to the committee.  The committee will be responsible for producing a final list for eligible awardees.

Applications for scholarships will be considered on the balance of eligibility criteria met by each applicant. The Panel will seek applicants from a wide range of industries and sectors. Preference may be given to those who specify an interest in undertaking one of the programme specialisations (Health Care Management and Aviation Management).

The decision of the scholarship Committee is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the MBA Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships will be allocated twice a year; in August for the September intake and in December for the January intake.

4. Conditions of fee waiver

  1. The scheme is only available for those students registering for the September 2016 or January 2017 intake 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
  2. Fee waivers will only apply to students who have enrolled at the University on the MBA Part-Time programme and will take the form of a tuition fee waiver of £10,500 each year for a maximum of two years for successful applicants from the Public/Government and a tuition fee waiver of £8,400 each year for a maximum of two years for successful applicants from the Corporate sector.
  3. The scholarship will be awarded each academic year, provided the student progresses to the next level of study, usually two years for the part time MBA programme. Scholarship payments will not be made during a repeating year.
  4. Where a scholarship spans more than one year, students will be written to in September (or when progression is determined) to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their scholarship award. 
  5. Awarded scholars are excluded from all other tuition fee waivers with the exception of the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship and Prompt Payment Discount. 
  6. Successful applicants will be required to be Brunel Ambassadors for the Brunel Business School (BBS). Activities might involve representing the MBA programme at internal and external marketing and recruitment events, providing guest talks and seminars to undergraduate/postgraduate students, providing reports on each event and writing a Brunel MBA Blog and / or other initiatives as appropriate. In addition, awardees will also be expected to assume mentoring responsibilities as required by BBS.  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. Failure to comply with this agreement may lead to withdrawal of the award
  7. The student agrees to abide by the University Code of Conduct
  8. The student has no debts with Brunel University London

5. Withdrawal of 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. If a student transfers to a course of study outside the MBA Part- Time programme, including the Full time MBA programme, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  3. 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 The Student Financial Policy.
  4. In the case of withdrawal or abeyance the tuition fee and the fee waiver are calculated in accordance with The Student Financial Policy.
  5. Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or extended periods of study are not supported by additional scholarship payments.  Scholarship entitlement is for the maximum duration of each award and entitlement is not extended if overall course duration alters.
  6. Should a student be suspended for any reason, any scholarship payments would be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement will be dependent on the disciplinary outcome.

If you have any questions or queries please email the MBA Director, Mr Dimitrios Koufopoulos on

Dimitrios.koufopoulos@brunel.ac.uk  or the Deputy MBA Director Mr Bidit Dey on Bidit.Dey@brunel.ac.uk