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Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2016/17

This scholarship is only available to full-time students and will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements, regardless of the reason for repeating a level.

Scholarships/bursaries will be allocated in August, prior to September entry, to those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must meet the entry criteria for their programme of study and achieve one of the following qualifications and grades*:
    1. 3 A-Levels with grades AAB
    2. International Baccalaureate Diploma with 34 points or above
    3. BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D (UCAS tariff equivalencies are not acceptable)
    4. 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAB
    5. Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 4 subjects with grades A1, A1, A1, B1
  • Must make Brunel University London their firm choice through UCAS.
  • Must be undertaking a BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electronic and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering (excludes Broadcast Media, Multimedia Technology and Design, and all Design programmes).

This scholarship will be in the form of a £2,000 cash award, each year for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria, as shown in section 3 of these Terms and Conditions, have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria.

In addition, students will be given the opportunity to apply for and be assessed for a placement at the end of Year 1. Major placement providers will be invited to the University to interview students. A guaranteed placement will be offered to all UK and EU students, provided they meet the progression requirements, and the following additional conditions:

  • You will be required to sign and adhere to a training agreement stipulating expected student engagement in the Scheme.
  • You must be prepared to relocate close to the placement company for the duration of the placement, if necessary.

By accepting a scholarship/bursary the student is agreeing to become a Student Ambassador for the University. As a student ambassador, students will be expected to participate occasionally in various activities to help promote the University. This might for example include hosting tours of the campus and its facilities, providing administrative support at Open Days, participating in social media and other marketing activity.  

1.  Eligibility

Those not eligible for this Scholarship

  • Students who have made Brunel their Firm choice in Clearing or Adjustment.
  • Students who transfer from another institution.
  • Those on the final year of the MEng or MMath or MMath in Financial Mathematics (where a fee waiver will be applied).
  • Those on a Foundation year. Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship/bursary following successful progression into year 1.
  • All scholarships and bursaries will be considered and awarded in year 1 of the course only, with the exception of the Care Leavers (Foyer Federation) Bursary.
  • Applicants entering the University in Year 2/Level 2 will not be considered for any scholarship or bursary, with the exception of the Care Leavers (Foyer Federation) Bursary.

2.  Allocation 

2.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually. 

2.2 Scholarships/bursaries are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation. 

2.3 Students are considered for scholarships/bursaries using the information provided at the time of their application only and cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships/bursaries cannot be backdated.

2.4 Only one scholarship/bursary can be paid to any one student in any one year with the exception of the Care Leaver (Foyer Federation) Bursary.

2.5 All successful students will be informed by email or letter at the beginning of September. 

2.6 Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship/bursary following successful completion of their foundation year. 

2.7 Deferred applicants will be considered for scholarship/bursary in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application. 

2.8 If a student transfers to a course of study outside of the following: BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electronic and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering the scholarship will be withdrawn. In cases where the student completes Level 1 within the School of Engineering and then starts a new course the award will be placed on hold and reinstated once the student commences level 2.

2.9 The decision of the allocation panel is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

3.  Payment

The £2000 payment will be made in three instalments in each year for a maximum of three years, subject to progression criteria. 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. For those on the four year sandwich programme, there is no scholarship/bursary payment made in the placement year, although students may be eligible for the Placement Scholarship.

3.1 Payment dates

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

1st Payment - 9 December 2016

2nd Payment - 3 March 2017

3rd Payment - 9 June 2017

3.2   Conditions of Payment

Payments will only be made providing:

  • The student is enrolled at the University on an undergraduate degree programme of at the time of the payment.
  • The student progresses to the next level of study [scholarship/bursary payments will not be made during a repeating year until the student has satisfactorily progressed to the next level].

N.B. Where cash payments form part of the scholarship/bursary, this will be made direct to a UK bank account; students must supply accurate bank account details via their eVision account within the requested time.

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

4.  General Terms and Conditions

4.1 Students may only be awarded one scholarship/bursary, with the exception of:

  • The Placement Scholarship which can be awarded alongside one of the other scholarships/bursaries.
  • The Care Leaver (Foyer Federation) bursary which can be awarded alongside another scholarship/bursary.
  • If a student is eligible for more than one scholarship/bursary, s/he will be awarded the one which will be the most financially beneficial across the full course duration.

4.2 Tariff points for scholarship/bursary purposes must all be gained normally within three years prior to admission to Brunel University London. 

4.3 This scholarship is not payable in the Masters year in the integrated degrees in Mathematics and Engineering because the course fee has been set at the national basic rate i.e. £6,000

4.4 If a student has a debt to the University the cash award element of a scholarship or bursary will be offset against this debt before any remaining balance is paid to the student. 

5.  Withdrawal of a Scholarship/Bursary

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 If a student changes to a different programme or to a different mode of study, their eligibility for a scholarship/bursary will be reviewed and the scholarship/bursary will be withdrawn e.g. to a course for which there is NHS funding.

5.3 If a student transfers to a course of study outside of the following: BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electronic and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering the scholarship will be withdrawn. In cases where the student completes Level 1 and then starts a new course within the School of Engineering, the award will be placed on hold and reinstated once the student commences level 2. 

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

5.5 A student who takes a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) and who is in receipt of a scholarship/bursary award would cease to receive scholarship/bursary payments whilst temporarily withdrawn. Scholarship/bursary 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 Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or extended periods of study are not supported by additional scholarship/bursary payments. Scholarship/bursary entitlement is for the maximum duration of each award and entitlement is not extended if overall course duration alters.

5.7 Should a student be suspended for any reason, scholarship/bursary payments would be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement will be dependent on the disciplinary outcome.

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