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Urban Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017/18

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 will be allocated in early September, following publication of the UK ‘A’ level examination results, to those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Must have attended the Brunel Urban Scholars programme for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Must have met the conditions of their offer in full.
  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or UK Overseas Territories, etc).
  • Must agree to take part in Brunel publicity and reports back to the scholarship donors.
  • Must have submitted a completed scholarship application by 31st July.
  • To apply applicants should email carole.smith@brunel.ac.uk and provide their full name, date of birth, Brunel ID number, course applied for, name of School/College attended and when they attended the Urban Scholars programme.
  • Late applications will only be considered in extenuating circumstances.

The value of the scholarship will be up to £3,000 in cash each year, funded by donations, depending on the number of qualified applicants and on academic performance, for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria have been met, as shown in Section 3 of these Terms and Conditions. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria.  

1.  Eligibility

a. Those not eligible for this Scholarship

  • Students who pay overseas fees.
  • Students who have made Brunel their Firm choice in Clearing or Adjustment.
  • Students who transfer from another institution.
  • Students funded by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) i.e. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
  • 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 following successful progression into year 1.
  • All scholarships will be considered and awarded in year 1 of the course only, with the exception of the Care Leaver Bursary, which will be awarded in Year 0.
  • Applicants entering the University in Year 2/Level 2 will not be considered for any scholarship or bursary.

2.  Allocation 

2.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually. 

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

2.3 Students are considered for scholarships 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 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 Bursary and the Davis Sands Civil Engineering Scholarship.

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

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

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

2.8 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 £3000 Urban Scholarship will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Scholarship will not be paid during a placement year. Successfully awarded students will be asked to supply relevant bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.1 Payment dates

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

1st Payment - 8 December 2017

2nd Payment - 2 March 2018

3rd Payment - 8 June 2018

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 and Care Leaver Bursary which can be awarded alongside one of the other scholarships/bursaries.

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. 

4.4 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.

4.5 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

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, e.g. to a part time course, their eligibility for a scholarship/bursary will be reviewed and the scholarship/bursary may be withdrawn.

5.3 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.

5.4 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.

5.5 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.

5.6 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.

5.7 Students who commence their studies and alter a course that involves starting again at level 1 will not normally be eligible for scholarship/bursary 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 progression criteria outlined in Section 3.

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

Updated 7 March 2017.