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Scholarships, studentships and bursaries

In addition to the various tuition fee discounts we offer our postgraduate students, we offer the following Postgraduate Scholarships, prizes and further fee reductions.


Number available in 2017


Application process 

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships

All those that meet the eligibility criteria

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


Isambard Kingdom Brunel Scholarship

3 scholarships are available for  PGR courses only.

Full tuition fee waiver for the PhD, plus a stipend of approx. £16,621 per year for three years.

Submit an application by email to emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk by 12 May 2017. The application should include your CV, 500 word research proposal, a cover letter and two academic refererences. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

PGCE Access Scholarship




MSc Structural Integrity Scholarship



£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. 

MSc Oil & Gas Engineering Scholarship

Awarded to all those that meet the eligibility criteria until all available funds have been allocated.

50% tuition fee waiver, £4,250 for UK/EU applicants and £8,750 for international applicants.

Apply for the course indicating a desire to be considered for the Scholarship, including in the personal statement evidence of a desire to pursue a career in Oil and Gas Engineering.

International Academic Excellence Scholarship


£3000 tuition fee waiver for year 1. 

Apply now via your eVision portal (My Check list). 

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017 (11.59pm GMT).

Country Specific Scholarships

20 in total for 10 selected countries: Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam.

£5,000 or £7,500 depending on the country.

Apply now via your eVision portal (My Check list).

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017 (11.59pm GMT). 

Santander International Scholarship


£5000 tuition fee waiver for year 1.

Apply now via your eVision portal (My Check list).

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017 (11.59pm GMT).

Dean's Occupational Therapy and Dean's Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy)

Awarded to all International applicants that meet the eligibility criteria.

£3,000 tuition fee waiver per academic year.

International applicants will be invited to apply directly by the Admissions tutor and should provide a 500 word essay explaining why they would be an excellent ambassador for both Brunel and their chosen profession. The personal statement should be sent to the Admissions Tutor within 10 days of being invited to apply for the scholarship.

PhD studentship in Materials Science


Full Fees + £16,296 stipend per year for three years. (NB: bench fees associated with a PhD course will also be covered).


NSIRC PhD Scholarships in Structural Integrity


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.


International Scholarships

Brunel offer a number of International Scholarship 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 with us. 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

We have 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 with us.

For further information, visit the Arts Centre Music Awards pages 

Brunel Graduate Discount

We have always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for our alumni. Our 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.

For further information regarding eligibility please contact the scholarships@brunel.ac.uk