3.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually.
3.2 Following the UCAS Firm choice deadline in May 2019, Brunel representatives will assess applications received by the deadline date and will identify the top candidates from across the Beaconhouse network. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited to participate in a formal interview with our scholarship panel via Skype (or an alternative method), before a decision is reached by July 2019. The winner will be confirmed by the 15th August, after the release of A-Level results.
3.3 Scholarships are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.
3.4 Applicants are considered for scholarships using the information provided at the time of their application. Scholarships cannot be backdated.
3.5 Scholarships are awarded for the September entry of the academic year 2019 and will not be deferred to later years of entry.
3.6 Deferred applicants will be considered for a scholarship in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application.
3.7 The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.
4. Conditions of Payment
4.1 The scholarship constitutes a tuition full fee waiver. No cash alternative or assistance towards living/accommodation costs will be offered.
4.2 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.
4.3 Fee waivers will only be made providing:
a) The student is enrolled at the University on a listed undergraduate degree programme of at the time of the payment.
b) The student progresses to the next level of study, scholarship payments will not be made during a repeating year until the student has satisfactorily progressed to the next level.
4.4 In order to retain their Brunel - Beaconhouse Academic Excellence Scholarship, students must evidence their Academic Excellence by maintaining a First Class profile at the end of level 1 and level 2. This profile is based on that which must be achieved in order to obtain a First Class Honours Degree. A student must achieve the requirements set out in Senate Regulation 2 Appendix A.
4.5 Subject to meeting annual progression criteria, the full tuition fee will be waived for each year of a full-time course, up to a maximum of three years excluding the placement year, subject to the student meeting annual progression criteria.
4.6 Where a scholarship award spans more than one year, students will be written to in September to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their scholarship/bursary award.
4.7 All awards will consist of a full tuition fee waiver of the cost of tuition fees for the academic year 2019. This fee waiver will be continued in subsequent years and is not applicable to any additional fees such as resubmission or module resit fees.
4.8 The scholarship replaces the deposit of £3000. The scholarship winner will not be required to pay the £3000 deposit for their course in order to receive an unconditional offer and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).
4.9 Scholarship awards will not be credited towards tuition fees until the applicant has fully enrolled at Brunel University London, which includes having had their qualifications and other documentation verified and checked, and then completing the University enrolment procedures. This includes holding the correct visa to study.
4.10 The scholarships cannot be combined with any other University bursary, discount or awards.
4.11 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.
4.12 Students who are eligible for the Brunel - Beaconhouse Academic Excellence scholarship cannot be awarded any other scholarship, including the Regional International scholarship or a Brunel International scholarship.
4.13 Scholarship awardees who have already paid the full course fees will receive a refund once they have met all conditions of their offer and enrolled onto their main course in person.
4.14 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. £3,000.
4.15 The scholarship tuition fee waiver will be available to the applicant only, no commission may be claimed by a third party (i.e. an agency).
5. Withdrawal of scholarship
5.1 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 A student who withdraws from their chosen programme of study prior to completion of Term 1 will not normally be requested to repay scholarship payments made up to withdrawal; however, the University reserves the right to charge tuition fees for the period between the start of the course and the date of withdrawal. A student in receipt of a scholarship who withdraws from their programme during their first year will not normally be requested to repay the scholarship. Any tuition fee liability remaining at the point of withdrawal is therefore calculated in accordance with Council Ordinance 10, (Student Centre to confirm which clause).
5.3 A student electing to take a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) will only receive the scholarship once at the start of the course. If tuition fees remain due when returning from a period of temporary withdrawal then these would need to be paid upon return.
5.4 Fee waivers 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.
5.5 Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or extended periods of study are not supported by additional scholarship 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 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 consideration against the new course.