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Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017/8

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel and focuses on two key audiences, our high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study with us. It is available to both Home/ EU and Overseas fee paying students.

The scholarship is a fee discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad or the equivalent of a UK first class degree from an EU institution.

We also offer a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni. Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could be eligible to receive the '15% graduate discount' on top of this discount. These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both fee reductions.

Terms and Conditions 2017/18 entry

1.      Scholarship details

Value:  A discount of 15% off the tuition fees for:

  • Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or at an overseas campus
  • Anyone who has obtained the equivalent of a UK first class degree from an EU institution.

How many:    All those that meet the eligibility criteria.

Application process: Apply for the programme in the usual way.No separate scholarship application is required. 

2.         Eligibility

2.1     A Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to all full time, part time and distance learning students who meet all the following criteria:

  • Have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master’s programme at Brunel University London, including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Have achieved a first class honours degree from a UK university or an EU University.

a) For a UK degree: the award must be from a UK University but the student does not have to have attended a UK based campus.

b) An honours degree awarded with distinction is acceptable where no first class classification exists.

c) Holding a higher degree, without having achieved a first class classification at undergraduate level does not qualify for receipt of this award.

d) For an EU equivalent the award must be from a recognised EU institution and be the equivalent  of a first class honours degree, as listed in appendix 1.

  • Are not being funded either in full or partially by the NHS (including MA Social Work) or the National College for Teaching and Leadership (this discount will apply to those applicants on the PGCE Secondary Education with PE only).

Additionally, graduates of Brunel University London who register for a taught postgraduate programme, a research degree or the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) (including career development loan) on a fully self-funding basis will receive a discount of 15% on the final amount due (i.e. after any other discount).

The order of discount will be applied as follows:

1. 15% Scholarship

2. 15% Graduate discount

3. 2% Prompt payment discount (if applicable)

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

3. Value

3.1 Students awarded this scholarship will have a discount of 15% applied to their annual tuition fee.

3.2 The reduction is applied only to the tuition fees and not to any other type of additional fee that may be incurred, such as resubmission, repeat modules or resit fees.

4. Allocation

4.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually

4.2 Scholarships are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.   All decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

4.3 Scholarships will be awarded each year as follows, to all students meeting the eligibility criteria: in August for courses starting in September, in December for courses starting in January and April for courses starting in May.

4.4 EU equivalency will be reviewed annually. Where no equivalent appears the Admissions Office will assess the course application and determine eligibility.

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 Should a PGT student receive a fee discount and subsequently withdraw from the course or go into abeyance, the tuition fee will be reduced in line with the Student Financial Policy. The fee discount will be applied to the reduced tuition fee.  

5.3 Fee reductions 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.

5.4  Students who have changes to their statutory funding during the programme, such as late notification of NHS or National College for Teaching and Leadership funding, after this scholarship has been applied will have the scholarship withdrawn and discounted tuition fees will need to be repaid.

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

Appendix 1

This list of EU countries and equivalent qualifications is accurate as of November 2016 and is subject to change. The list will be updated at the start of every scholarship cycle. If an EU country is not listed, applicants from that country will not be eligible to be considered for the scholarship for academic year 2017/18.

Countries

Name of Qualification

1st class equivalent

Austria
  (EU)

Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH)

Sehr gut (very good)

Diplomstudium/Magister

Sehr gut (very good)

Bachelor degree

Sehr gut (very good)

Belgium
  (EU)

Licence / Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas

80-100% OR
  Grade 16/20 OR
  Met grootste onderscheiding OR
  Avec la plus grande distinction OR
  Met grote onderscheiding OR
  Avec la grande distinction.

Academic Bachelor degree

80-100% OR 
Grade 16+/20 OR
Met grootste onderscheiding OR
Avec la plus grande distinction OR
Met grote onderscheiding OR
Avec la grande distinction.

Belgium
  (EU)

Bachelors Degree

 

Bulgaria
  (EU)

Професионален бакалавър (Professional Bachelor degree)

6 Otlichen – Excellent

Бакалавър (Bachelor degree)

6 Otlichen – Excellent

Диплома за Заваршено Висше Образование (Diploma of Completed   Higher Education)

6 Otlichen – Excellent

Master's degrees (pre 2000)

6 Otlichen – Excellent

Croatia
  (EU)

Baccalaureus,   Baccalaurea degree (started after 2005) or the Visoko Obrazovanja/Level VII/1

 

Cyprus
  (EU)

**Bachelor degree (from a recognised Higher Education   Institution)

8.0/10
GPA 3.4/4

**Ptychio (from a recognised Higher Education Institution)

8.5/10
GPA 3.4/4

Czech Republic

Bakalář (Bachelor degree)

Pre 2004
  1 OR
  Vyborny OR
  Excellent.
  Post 2004
  A OR
  1 OR
  Vyborny OR
  Excellent.

Magistr (formerly Absolvent Vysoké Skoly) / Professional title

Pre 2004
  1 OR
  Vyborny OR
  Excellent.
  Post 2004
  A OR
  1 OR
  Vyborny OR
  Excellent.

Denmark
  (EU)

Bachelor degree
  Korrespondenteksamen

12

Candidatus Philosophiae
  Professionsbachelor (Professional Bachelor degree)

12

Finland
  (EU)

Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto, AMK / Yrkeshögskoleexamen, YHS   (Polytechnic degree)
 
  Kandidaatti / Kandidat (Lower academic degree) before 1995
 
  Kandidaatti / Kandidat / Professional title (Long-cycle degree) before 1996

Three Point System - 3   OR
  Five Point System - 5

France
  (EU)

Licence / Grade de   Licence
  Diplôme d'Ingénieur (from institutions authorised to award)
  Licence Professionnelle / Grade de Licence Professionnelle

15/20

Maîtrise

15/20

Diplôme from an Ecole   Superieure de Commerce / Gestion / Politique (from institutions authorised to   award)

Pass

Germany
  (EU)

Bachelor

Sehr gut (very good) 1.5

Fachhochschuldiplom  
  (Diplom (FH))

Sehr gut (very good) 1.5

Erstes   Staatsexamen

Sehr gut (very good) 1.5

Magister   Artium

Sehr gut (very good) 1.5

Diplom

Sehr gut (very good) 1.5

Greece
  (EU)

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ   (Diploma/Degree (University Sector - AEI)

8.0/10

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ   (Diploma/Degree (TEI))

8.5/10

Hungary
  (EU)

Alapfokozat (Bachelor degree)

5 (jeles, excellent)

Egyetemi Oklevél (University Diploma)

5 (jeles, excellent)

Ireland
  (EU)

Bachelor   (Honours) degree - generally 4 years of study, on transcript as level 4.  It is possible for advanced entry and to   start in level 2 so someone could have been there 3 years and have an Honours   degree. 
 
  The Irish degree is 4 years long so in Ireland level 1 = level 0 at Brunel,   level 2 = Brunel at 1, level 3 = Brunel at 2 and level 4 = Brunel at 3.  Successful completion of level 2 = Higher   Certificate, Successful completion of level 3 = Ordinary degree (pass / fail,   no classification), Successful completion of level 4 = Honours degree (same   classification system as England and directly comparable)
 
 
  For postgrad entry we need the Honours degree not the Ordinary degree.  If certificate says (Hons) or has a 2.2,   2.1 or 1st you are fine, if in doubt transcripts look for 120 credits at   level 4.

Distinction  (70 - 100%)

Italy
  (EU)

Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello
  Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico

110 con lode

Laurea

110 con lode

Laurea in Ingegneria

110 con lode

Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti

110 con lode

Latvia
  (EU)

Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor degree)

8

Magistra Diploms (Master's degree)

8

Profesionālā Bakalaura Diploms (Professional Bachelor degree)

8

Lithuania
 
  (EU)

Bakalauro Diplomas (Bachelor degree)

5/5 OR 10/10

Profesinis Bakalauras (Professional Bachelor degree)

5/5 OR 10/10

Magistro diplomas (Master's degree)

5/5 OR 10/10

Luxembourg
 
  (EU)

Bachelor degree from University of Luxembourg

Excellent

Bachelor

A (90-100)

Malta
 
  (EU)

Bachelor (Honours) degree

1

Netherlands
 
  (EU)

Bachelor degree

9/10

Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO) (until 2001)

9/10

Doctoraal

9/10

Poland
  (EU)

Licencjat / Inżynier (Bachelor degree)

5

Magister (awarded before 2001) / Magister Inzynier

5

Portugal
  (EU)

Licenciado

18

Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados - DESE

18

Romania
  (EU)

Diploma de Licenta (Bachelor degree)

9/10

Diploma de Inginer (Engineer)

9/10

Professional long-cycle degrees:
  Diploma de Arhitect (Architect)
  Diploma de Doctor (Doctor of Medicine)
  Diploma de Doctor Medic-Veterinar 
   (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
  Diploma de Farmacist  (Pharmacist)
  Diploma de Urgbanist Diplomat (Town Planner)

9/10

Slovakia
  (EU)

Bakalár (Bachelor degree)

A  OR
  Výborný OR
  Excellent OR
  1

Magister (before 2002)

Výborný - Excellent

Inzinier (before 2002)

Výborný - Excellent

Slovenia
  (EU)

Diplomant (Professionally oriented first-cycle degree)

10 OR Vyborny –   Excellent

Univerzitetni diplomant (Academically oriented first-cycle   degree)

10 OR Vyborny –   Excellent

Spain
  (EU)


 
  Titulo Universitario Oficial de Graduado en [Subject area] (Grado)

8.5/10   or
  3.0/4 (cehck grading carefully)

Titulo Universitario Oficial de Licenciado / Ingeniero/Arquitecto   (Licenciatura)

8.5/10   or
  3.0/4 (cehck grading carefully)

Ingeniero Tecnico Industrial

8.5/10   or
 
  3.0/4 (cehck grading carefully)

Sweden
  (EU)

Bachelor degree / Kandidatexamen

VG (Väl Godkänd) (in   at least 110/120 credits)
 
  If GPA Grading System: A=5 - E =1.0 as for:
  Look for GPA 5.0/5 (A Grade)

Yrkesexamen (Professional Bachelor degree)

VG (Väl Godkänd) (in   at least 110/120 credits)