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College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2018/9

1. Award details

The College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship is a cash award available to full-time students commencing specified undergraduate courses in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

Value: £2,000 cash each year for a maximum of three years. The scholarship will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to normal progression criteria having been met (additional payments will not be made during a repeating year, regardless of the reason for repetition).

By accepting the scholarship the student is agreeing to become a Student Ambassador for the College.  As a student ambassador, students will be expected to participate occasionally in various activities to help promote the University and the College. Successful students will be contacted by their Department as and when required.

How many: unlimited

Application process: There is no separate application, all students will be considered for the scholarship automatically based on the information supplied in their course application. Awards will be made by the Allocation Panel in early September, following publication of the UK A Level examination results.

2.  Eligibility

Scholarships will be awarded to all those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must hold an offer of a place on a full time Undergraduate course within the College of Engineering, Design and      Physical Sciences (including placement routes but excluding Integrated Foundation courses and Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes). This includes offers made through UCAS Clearing and Adjustment.
  • Offer must be for level 1 (year 1) of the course. Offer must be ‘Unconditional Firm’ (UF) by the date the Allocation      Panel make their awards (i.e. applicant must have met all offer conditions and firmly accepted the place).
  • Must commence the course in the upcoming academic year (applicants for deferred entry will be considered for a      scholarship in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application). 
  • Must achieve one of the following qualifications and grades*:

Computing, Engineering and Maths courses

  • 3 A Levels with grades AAB or above
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 33 points or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D or above
  • 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAB or above
  • Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 5 subjects with grades H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 (or AAABB from the pre-2017 grading system) or above

Design courses

  • 3 A Levels with grades AAA or above
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 34 points or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D*
  • 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAA or above
  • Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 5 subjects with grades H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 (or AAAAB from the pre-2017 grading system) or above

*(UCAS tariff equivalencies or combinations of qualifications are not acceptable)

Scholarship will be awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation. Late or amended results cannot normally be considered.

Those not eligible for this Scholarship

  • Applicants entering a course at level 0 (Foundation year), level 2 or level 3.
  • Those on the final year of the MEng or MMath or MMath in Financial Mathematics.
  • Applicants entering a course with London Brunel International College (LBIC), or who are progressing to a Brunel course from an LBIC course.
  • Applicants entering a course with the Brunel Language Centre.
  • Applicants who will not commence their course in the upcoming academic year - applicants holding offers for deferred entry will be considered for a scholarship in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application. 

b. Eligibility Definitions

Level of study

Level 0 = Foundation year

Level 1 = Year 1

Level 2 = Year 2 (or Year 3 of a sandwich   course)

Level 3 = Year 3 (or Year 4 of a sandwich   course)

3.  Allocation 

3.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually

3.2 Applicants are considered for scholarships using the information provided at the time of their application only and cannot be reconsidered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships cannot be backdated.

3.3 Only one scholarship/bursary can be paid to any one student in any one year with the exception of the Care Leaver Bursary.

3.4 If an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship/bursary, they will be awarded the one which will be the most financially beneficial across the full course duration.

3.5 Awards will be made by the Allocation Panel in early September and successful applicants will be informed by email.

3.6 Scholarships are awarded for the current academic year only and cannot be deferred. Applicants who choose to defer their studies will forfeit any awards they have been made but will be considered anew in the year they will begin their studies.

3.7 The decision of the Allocation Panel is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

4.  Payment

The Scholarship will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course up to a maximum of three years (or four years of a sandwich course) subject to meeting annual progression criteria.

This scholarship is not payable in the Masters year of an integrated Masters degree programme because the course fee has been set at the national basic rate i.e. £6,170.

Successfully awarded students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1. 

4.1 Payment dates

For cash scholarship awards, payment will be made as follows:

1st Payment - 14 December 2018

2nd Payment – 1 March 2019

3rd Payment - 14 June 2019

4.2 Conditions of Payment

  • Payment will only be made providing the student is fully enrolled at the University on an Undergraduate degree      programme of study at the time of the payment. In order to retain their College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship in subsequent years, students must  evidence their Academic Excellence by maintaining an upper Second Class (2:1) profile at the end of level 1 and level 2. This profile is      based on that which must be achieved in order to obtain an Upper Second Class Honours Degree. A student must achieve the requirements set out in Senate Regulation 2 Appendix A.

N.B.  Cash payments will be made directly to a UK bank account and therefore students are required to supply accurate bank account details via their eVision account within the requested time.

Where a scholarship award spans more than one year, students will be written to in September to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their scholarship award.

5.  Withdrawal of a Scholarship

5.1 Misleading information: 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.

5.2 Changing course: If a student transfers to a course of study outside of the College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences the scholarship will be withdrawn.

5.3 Mode of attendance change: If a student changes their mode of attendance the scholarship will be withdrawn, i.e. if the change is from full time to part time.

5.4 Changing course and starting again at Level 1: Students who commence their studies and subsequently make an alteration that involves starting again at level 1 will not be eligible for scholarship consideration against the new course. The existing award will be placed on hold and reinstated once the student commences level 2 subject to meeting the annual scholarship progression criteria outlined in Section 4. If a student changes course within the College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences but remains at the same level of study, this will have no impact on the award. Progression criteria as stipulated above will still apply.

5.5 Abeyance/Temporary Withdrawal: A student who takes a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) and who is in receipt of a scholarship award would cease to receive scholarship payments whilst temporarily withdrawn. Scholarship payments made prior to temporarily withdrawing will not generally be requested to be repaid and remaining payments would generally be paid once the student returns to complete that level of study.

5.6 Suspension of Study: Should a student be suspended for any reason, scholarship payments would be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement will be dependent on the disciplinary outcome.

5.7 Repeat/Extended Study: Repeat periods of study, and periods of temporary withdrawal that result in 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.

5.8 Withdrawal from Study: A student who withdraws from their programme prior to completion and who is in receipt of a scholarship award will not normally be requested to repay scholarship payments made up to the point of withdrawal. However, entitlement to all future scholarship payments and/or adjustments cease immediately a student withdraws.

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

Updated 8 February 2018.