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Dean's International Scholarship for Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) 2019/20 Terms and Conditions

1. Scholarship details

In 2016 the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) introduced the Dean’s Occupational Therapy Scholarship & the Dean’s Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) Scholarship for international students as part of Brunel’s celebrations of its 50th anniversary. We are happy to continue this scholarship for another year.

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

Value: £2,000 fee waiver per academic year.

How many: 80 scholarships are available for September 2019 entry, 20 per programme.

Application process: Apply for the Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy course in the usual way, via UCAS or via the Brunel online application portal and complete the Deans scholarship application form by the given deadline.

Deadlines: The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019, late applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be contacted within four weeks of each deadline.

Brunel University reserves the right to re-open the scholarship if any scholarships remain unallocated in July.

Data pertaining to bursary holders such as: progression rates, degree attainment, degree completion, and graduate outcomes may also be analysed in order to understand the effectiveness of bursaries and scholarships. This data may also be linked to other data already held by the University for the purpose of better understanding the impact of bursaries and scholarships on under-represented groups. To learn more about how the University uses data to support its commitment to delivering positive outcomes to students from under-represented groups please visit our webpage.

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for a Dean’s Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Apply for and fulfill the entry criteria for admission to the following courses:

- BSc Occupational Therapy  

- MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

- BSc Physiotherapy  

- MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

  • Be in receipt of an offer to study on one of the above programmes starting in September 2019.
  • Complete the scholarship application form by the given deadline.
  • Have been assessed by Brunel University London as an international student for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are unsure of their fee status should note Brunel uses the information you have provided in your application form to assess your fee status against regulations set by the UK government. For information on these regulations please visit the independent organisation UKCISA’s website.
  • Have paid the £3,000 course deposit.
  • Be in receipt of an Unconditional Firm offer of place by the time Scholarships are confirmed in September.

2.2 Those not eligible for these Scholarships

  • Applicants NOT classed as Overseas for fees purposes.
  • Applicants holding an offer on a course offer than BSc Occupational Therapy, MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration), BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration).
  • Applicants who will NOT commence their course in September 2019 - applicants holding offers for deferred entry must apply for scholarships in the month and year they intend to start their course and not in the year of their course application. 
  • Undergraduate applicants entering a course at level 5 (year 2) or level 6 (year 3).
  • 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.

3. Allocation

3.1 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.

3.2 All applications will be reviewed by the Course Admissions Tutor. The Admissions Tutor will screen and assess all scholarship applications, before making a recommendation for an award.

3.3 Scholarships will be awarded provisionally in July and successful applicants will be contacted by email shortly after allocation.

3.4 Formal awards will then be confirmed by the Scholarship Allocation Panel in early September, following receipt of examination results, to those provisional award holders who meet the required grades. Successful recipients will be informed by email shortly after final confirmation of your award.

3.5 The decision of the Admissions Tutor and Scholarship Allocation Panel is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of scholarship allocation.

4. Conditions of Payment

4.1   Only one scholarship can be paid to any one student in any one year. If an applicant applies for and is awarded one of Brunel’s International Scholarships they will not be awarded and will retain the Dean’s Occupational Therapy Scholarship or the Dean’s Physiotherapy Scholarship.

4.2   Scholarships are awarded for the September entry of the academic year 2019/20 only and cannot be deferred to later months or years of entry. Course applicants who intend to defer their studies will lose any award they have been made and must be reconsidered for a scholarship in the year they will begin their studies.

4.3   Scholarship awardees will be responsible for paying the remainder of their tuition fees after the scholarship contribution is deducted from the total fees for the academic year.

4.4   The scholarship does not replace the deposit of £3,000. All scholarship winners will need to pay the £3,000 deposit for their course in order to receive an unconditional offer and a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). The amount of their scholarship will be deducted from the remaining fees. This applies to overseas fee paying students only.

4.5   The fee waiver will only be applied provided the student is fully enrolled at the University on the Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) or Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programmes, 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, if appropriate.

4.6   Awarded students will have the opportunity to represent the physiotherapy/occupational therapy programme as an ambassador. This would primarily involve taking up opportunities to share your experiences of the professional education at Brunel with potential applicants to the programme. Students will be contacted by the Course Leader or International Recruitment Team as and when required.

4.7   Awarded scholars are excluded from all other University scholarships and tuition fee waivers with the exception of the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship and Prompt Payment Discount.

The order of discount will be applied as follows:

1. Any Scholarship awarded (if applicable)

2. 15% Graduate discount (if applicable)

3. Alumni Family Bursary (if applicable)

4. 2% Prompt payment discount (if applicable)

Further information about tuition fee discounts can be found in the Student Financial Policy.

4.8   The scholarship will be awarded each academic year, provided the student progresses to the next level of study, three years maximum for the BSc programme and two years maximum for the MSc programme. Scholarship payments will not be made during a repeating year, regardless of the reason for repeating a year.

4.9   Where a scholarship spans more than one year, students will be written to in September (or when progression is determined) to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their scholarship award.

5. Withdrawal of 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  Mode of Attendance Change: If a student changes to different mode of study, their eligibility for a scholarship will be reviewed. The scholarship will be withdrawn if the change is from full time to part time or distance learning.

5.3   Changing course: If a student transfers to a course of study outside the Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy programme, the scholarship will be withdrawn.

5.4  Changing course and starting again at Level 4 (year 1) (Undergraduates): Students who commence their studies and subsequently make an alteration that involves starting again at level 4 will not be eligible for a new award against the new course. The existing scholarship will be placed on hold and reinstated once the student commences level 5, subject to meeting the annual scholarship progression criteria outlined in Section 4. If a student changes course 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   Amendment of Fee Waivers: Fee waivers are applied at the start of the academic year as part/all of a scholarship entitlement and will not be amended once the fee waiver has been processed. Any tuition fee liability remaining after fee waivers are applied would therefore be calculated in accordance with the Student Financial Policy.    

5.6   Abeyance/Temporary Withdrawal: In the case of withdrawal or abeyance the tuition fee and the fee waiver are calculated in accordance with the Student Financial Policy.  

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

5.8   Repeat/Extended Study: Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or 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.

5.9   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 cease immediately if a student withdraws.

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

Visit www.brunel.ac.uk/international/scholarships/home for further information on all the international scholarships available.

Updated 26 March 2019