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International scholarships

We understand that a degree is one of the most important investments you can make for your future career. The good news is that we have a range of funding options available to support you.

We offer more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students. Some awards are worth up to £6000 a year and can help you to partially fund university fees and living costs.

2019/20 Scholarships

International Excellence Scholarship

The International Excellence Scholarship offers successful students a £6000 contribution towards the tuition fee payment. Postgraduate students will receive £6000 towards the first year of studies and undergraduates will receive £6000 towards the first three years of studies. 

MBA Scholarship 

We are offering 30 scholarships for the full-time MBA and 20 for the part-time MBA programme for 2019/20.

The Full-time MBA Scholarship is a £6,500 tuition fee waiver for one year only. The Part-time MBA Scholarship value depends on your employment sector. Those from the Corporate/Private sector will be awarded a £9,000 tuition fee waiver for a maximum of two years only, split equally across both academic years (£4,500 per year). Applicants from the Public/Government sector are awarded a £11,000 tuition fee waiver for a maximum of two years only, split equally across both academic years (£5,500 per year).

Applicants must complete the MBA scholarship application form by the final deadline:

  • Wednesday 04 September 2019 for applicants applying for September 2019 entry.
  • Tuesday 17 December 2019 for applicants applying for January 2020 entry.

For further details please refer to the terms and conditions.

NSIRC Scholarship

The NSIRC Scholarship for MSc Oil and Gas Engineering and MSc Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) is a tuition fee waiver of £12,500 for Overseas applicants and £6,750 for UK/EU applicants.

Applicants should apply for the programme in the usual way through the course web page and then express their interest to be considered for a scholarship by emailing the Programme Course Director.

For further details please refer to the terms and conditions.

Dean's International Scholarship for Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy)

The College of Health and Life Sciences are offering 80 scholarships (20 scholarships per course) for applicants applying for the following courses:

The Dean's Scholarship is a £2,000 fee waiver, per year. To be considered you must hold an offer of a place on one of the above courses. The scholarship is now closes for applications 2019/20. The scheme is not yet open for 2020/21 further details will follow shortly.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Academic Excellence Scholarship.

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. An unlimited number of awards are available at a value of £2,000 cash each year for a maximum of three years for applicants who attain 3 A Levels with grades AAB or above, or equivalent.

There is no separate application, all students will be considered for the scholarship automatically based on the information supplied in their course application.

More information can be found here.

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

As part of the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship, 15% tuition fee discount is awarded to all those who meet the eligibility criteria.

No application is required as Brunel will automatically assess your eligibility in the summer. For further details please refer to the terms and conditions.

Brunel Colciencias

The Brunel Colciencias is awarded to selected scholarship holders from Colombia. Successful students will receive 20% discount towards the cost of PhD fees.

This scholarship is available to Colombian citizens wishing to study a PhD degree at Brunel University London. Priority areas include: Engineering and Nanotechnology; Humanities and Social Sciences; GIS and Environmental Sciences; Biodiversity; Health Sciences. 

Commonwealth Scholarship

100% tuition fee, a monthly stipend, return airfares and other allowances as applicable is available.

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate's home country.

For full details, visit the CSC website.

Rotary Graduate Scholarship Programme

The Rotary Graduate Scholarship Programme is one of the largest privately funded scholarship programmes in the world.

Rotary District 1090, representing the Rotary Clubs in the Thames Valley area, is pleased to announce a call for applications for Rotary Scholarships for Post-graduate studies in the Academic year 2019-20.

Rotary are offering one scholarship of USD 30,000 for applicants from outside the UK, from low to middle income countries.

Students must plan to study at one of the five universities within the Rotary District 1090- Brunel, Bucks New, Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Reading, under one of two of Rotary's Areas of Focus:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/ Resolution Economic and community development.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 March 2019.

To find out more and apply visit the Rotary Foundation website.

Banco de Mexico FIDERH Scholarship

Brunel University London and the Mexican Fund for Human Resources Development (FIDERH) have partnered to provide full time students on Postgraduate taught and Postgraduate research courses with a 15% discount on tuition fee's.

The Scholarship is for Mexican students in receipt of a loan or financial support from FIDERH, a trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico.

The applicant should apply for the programme at Brunel in the usual way and apply for a FIDERH loan.

More information regarding the application process and deadlines can be found on the FIDERH website.

COLFUTURO Scholarship

Two tuition fee discounts of 50% for two Masters or PhD students for a maximum of three years

Plus 15% discount on tuition for all eligible COLFUTURO beneficiaries for a period of one year for Masters programmes and three years for PhD.For more information refer to the COLFUTURO website. Please click here.


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'.

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 addition self-funding students who pay their fees in full by enrolment are also entitled to a prompt payment discount of 2%. Additionally Brunel Alumni are entitled to an Alumni discount of 15%.

Brunel Family Discount

For new students commencing their studies in the 2019-20 academic year or beyond. Applicants who have a direct family (spouse, parent, child or sibling) connection to a current or past student at Brunel are eligible to receive a discount of 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course.

The Terms and Conditions are being reviewed and will be updated shortly.

Prompt Payment Discount

All students who are responsible for paying their own course fees in full, and who pay the full amount of fees due at or before their scheduled date of registration, may receive a prompt payment discount of 2% on the net course fee i.e after the application of any other discounts to which they may be entitled. Further details can be found in the Student Financial Policy.