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Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017/8

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel and focuses on two key audiences, our high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study with us. It is available to both Home/ EU and Overseas fee paying students.

The scholarship is a fee 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 or the equivalent of a UK first class degree from an EU institution.

We also offer 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' on top of this discount. These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both fee reductions.

Terms and Conditions 2017/18 entry

1.      Scholarship details

Value:  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 at an overseas campus
  • Anyone who has obtained the equivalent of a UK first class degree from an EU institution.

How many:    All those that meet the eligibility criteria.

Application process: Apply for the programme in the usual way.No separate scholarship application is required. 

2.         Eligibility

2.1     A Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to all full time, part time and distance learning students who meet all the following criteria:

  • Have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master’s programme at Brunel University London, including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Have achieved a first class honours degree from a UK university or an EU University.

a) For a UK degree: the award must be from a UK University but the student does not have to have attended a UK based campus.

b) An honours degree awarded with distinction is acceptable where no first class classification exists.

c) Holding a higher degree, without having achieved a first class classification at undergraduate level does not qualify for receipt of this award.

d) For an EU equivalent the award must be from a recognised EU institution and be the equivalent of a of a first class honours degree, as listed in appendix 1.

  • Are not being funded either in full or partially by the NHS (including MA Social Work) or the TDA (this discount will apply to those applicants on the PGCE Secondary Education with PE only).

Additionally, graduates of Brunel University London who register for a taught postgraduate programme, on a fully self-funding basis will receive a discount of 15% on the final amount due (i.e. after any other discount).

The order of discount will be applied as follows:

1. 15% Scholarship

2. 15% Graduate discount

3. 2% Prompt payment discount (if applicable)

Further information about tuition fee discounts can be found in the Student Financial Policy.

3. Value

3.1 Students awarded this scholarship will have a discount of 15% applied to their annual tuition fee.

3.2 The reduction is applied only to the tuition fees and not to any other type of additional fee that may be incurred, such as resubmission, repeat modules or resit fees.

4. Allocation

4.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually

4.2 Scholarships are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.   All decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

4.3 Scholarships will be awarded each year as follows, to all students meeting the eligibility criteria: in August for courses starting in September, in December for courses starting in January and April for courses starting in May.

4.4 EU equivalency will be reviewed annually. Where no equivalent appears the Admissions Office will assess the course application and determine eligibility.

5.  Withdrawal of a Scholarship

5.1 The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship/bursary 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.

5.2 Should a PGT student receive a fee discount and subsequently withdraw from the course or go into abeyance, the tuition fee will be reduced in line with the Student Financial Policy. The fee discount will be applied to the reduced tuition fee.  

5.3 Fee reductions applied at the start of an academic year will not be amended once the fee has been processed. Any tuition fee liability remaining after fee reductions are applied will therefore be calculated in accordance with the Student Financial Policy.

5.4  Students who have changes to their statutory funding during the programme, such as late notification of NHS or TDA funding, after this scholarship has been applied will have the scholarship withdrawn and discounted tuition fees will need to be repaid.

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