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Postgraduate scholarships and studentships

Our 2020/21 package of Scholarships has yet to be finalised and will be published soon.

In 2019/20 Brunel offered over 400 scholarships to Home and International Students. Our 2019/20 postgraduate scholarship package is outlined below.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not equate to an entitlement to a scholarship.

 

 

Scholarship

Number available in 2019/20

 Value

Application process 

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

All those that meet the eligibility criteria

15% tuition fee discount, plus additional 15% if a Brunel Graduate

No application is required. Brunel automatically assess your eligibility throughout the year and confirm awards in September.

MBA Scholarship (full time)

 30 in total.

£6,500 tuition fee waiver 

The MBA Scholarship for January 2020 entry is now open!

The deadline for applications is midnight on 13 December 2019, apply here to be considered.

MBA Scholarship (part time)

 20 in total.

£9,000 tuition fee waiver for the private sector and £11,000 tuition fee waiver for applicants from the public sector 

The MBA Scholarship for January 2020 entry is now open!

The deadline for applications is midnight on 13 December 2019, apply here to be considered.

International Excellence Scholarship 2019/20 - January 2020 entry

 130

£6,000 tuition fee waiver for year 1

The International Excellence Scholarship is now open for January 2020 applicants.

There are 130 awards available of up to £6,000 tuition fee waiver as part of the International Excellence Scholarship for September 2019 and January 2020 entry. The scholarship contributes to the tuition fee payment for the first year of studies for Postgraduates and is a £6,000 per year award for Undergraduates.

Register your interest to be considered.

Apply by 9th December 2019 to be considered.

 Scholarship

Number available in 2020/21 

 Value

 Application process

Postgraduate Care Leaver Bursary

 1

£5,000 cash or fee waiver

The Postgraduate Care Leaver Bursary for 2020/21 is now open!

The deadline for applicants is midnight on the 31 July 2020, apply here to be considered.

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

 

 

 

80 scholarships are available, 20 per course for international applicants applying for the following courses:

 

Value to be confirmed.

Fee waiver, per year, a maximum of 3 years for Undergraduate courses and and a maximum of 2 years for the Postgraduate courses.

 

 

 

 

This Scholarship is currently closed and will open for 2020 entry shortly.

 

 

MBA Scholarship (full-time)

30 in total.

 
£6,500 tuition fee waiver

The MBA Scholarship for September 2020 entry is currently closed and will open in February 2020. 

MBA Scholarship (part-time)

20 in total.

£9,000 tuition fee waiver for the private sector and £11,000 tuition fee waiver for applicants from the public sector.

The MBA Scholarship for September 2020 is currently closed and will open in February 2020. 

NSIRC Scholarship for

- MSc Oil and Gas Engineering 
and 
- MSc Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management)

Dependent upon number of eligible applications and scholarship fund available.

To be confirmed.

The NSIRC Scholarship is now open for September 2020/21!

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.

PGCE Access Bursary

20 

 £2,500

No application is required. Brunel will automatically assess your eligibility in the summer.

PhD Studentships

NSIRC PhD Studentships in Structural Integrity

6

A stipend of £16,000 per year and tuition fees. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply, with total funding capped at £24,000 per year.

Application. More information can be found here.

BCAST Liquid Metal Engineering PhD Studentships

Numerous

Varied

Application. More information can be found here.

Funded Research Degree Opportunities

Please note that award numbers and amounts vary each year and in each College. 

Varied

Application. More information can be found here.

Other sources of funding and discounts

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 15% graduate discount. A Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both fee reductions – Academic Excellence and Graduate discounts – a total of approx. 27.5% of the tuition fee.

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

Brunel Alumni Family Discount

Applicants beginning their studies in the 2019-20 academic year or beyond, who have a direct family (spouse, parent, child or sibling) connection to a past student at Brunel are eligible to receive a discount of 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course. Before applying, please review the terms and conditions for further information, eligibility criteria, evidence required and deadlines. Applicants will need to complete an application form and provide evidence of their connection with a member of the Brunel Alumni Community.

Brunel Family Discount

Applicants beginning their studies in the academic year 2019/20, who have a direct family connection to a student currently enrolled at the University are eligible to receive a discount of 10% off the tuition fee for every year of the course. Applicants will need to complete an application form and provide evidence of their connection with a 'current student', further information can be found here.

Applicants starting a Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in 2019/20 must have submitted an application by 31st August 2019 to be considered.

Applicants starting Postgraduate Research courses must apply for the Discount at least three weeks before their course start date.   

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.

International Scholarships

Brunel offer a number of International Scholarships designed to promote talent and encourage excellence in scholars coming to Brunel from around the globe. Partial scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have been offered a place on a full-time course with us. Please refer to the International scholarship web pages for more details.

Doctoral research studentships

Research studentships may be available across the full range of our research activity. A studentships provides funding for your course fees (like a scholarship) and a stipend for you living expenses set by the Research Councils. Please note that award numbers and amounts vary each year and in each College. Check the Research Degree funding web page for details and eligibility information.

Funding for extra-curricular activities

Some funding opportunities exist for those students undertaking certain extra-curricular activities. These awards do not cover living costs or tuition fees, but are available to both taught and research students.

Sports Scholarship Programme

We have a history of supporting talented sportsmen and sportswomen that dates back to the 1960s. The Sports Scholarship Programme is more than just financial assistance; it is designed to the particular needs of athletes with outstanding sporting ability in higher education. For further details please visit our Sports scholarships page.

Music Awards

We offer a number of Music Awards each year. Awards enable you to continue your musical development whilst you are at University by covering all or part of the cost of individual professional vocal or instrumental tuition during your time at Brunel. Music award holders will receive up to ten hours of individual music tuition covered per year. For further information, visit the Music awards page.

External funding

The Kennedy Memorial Trust offers scholarships for British graduates wanting to study at Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The award offers full tuition fees, health insurance, a means tested tax free stipend of up to $26,000, contribution towards flights and more. For more information and to apply online visit www.kennedytrust.org.uk.

COLFUTURO scholarship (Only eligible for Colombian applicants)

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.

Updated on 28 August 2019.