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Undergraduate scholarships


In 2020 Brunel will be offering over 400 scholarships to Home, EU and International students.

Our scholarships are based on a whole range of criteria - are you eligible? Read the terms and conditions to find out.

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

How to apply for a Scholarship or Bursary at Brunel?

Our bursaries do not require an application. In the summer we will assess your grades and other eligibility criteria, such as household income and automatically award a bursary if found eligible, please see individual terms and conditions for full details.

Some Scholarships require an application, further details can be found in the terms and conditions of each scholarship or bursary.


  • To be considered for a Bursary you must consent to the sharing of household data submitted to the Student Loans Company (SLC). Without your consent Brunel cannot access your data and assess your eligibility for a Bursary and you won't be awarded. Please contact the SLC if you are unsure.
  • Clearing applicants must ensure they inform the SLC at the earliest opportunity that they are attending Brunel. This will then ensure that the SLC can provide relevant evidence that the applicant meets any relevant conditions before bursaries are awarded in the summer. Failure to do this will result in the applicant not being considered for a bursary.
  • The Scholarship Panel will meet in early September and will consider late applicants and Clearing applicants. We cannot consider any applicant who applies or receives an offer to study at Brunel after the Scholarship Panel have met.
  • If you are eligible for more than one scholarship or bursary, you will be awarded the scholarship with the highest monetary value.
ScholarshipNumber available in 2020/21Value (per year)DurationApplication process 

Brunel University London Bursary (BULB)

Up to 208 bursaries.

£1,000 cash award in year 1, £2,000 cash award in year 2, £3,000 cash award in year 3. 

3-years, subject to meeting progression criteria. 

No application is required, Brunel will automatically assess your eligibility in September.

Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-September.

Care Leaver Bursary 

Every care leaver registered on a Brunel Undergraduate Programme.

£2,000 cash award

Up to 5-years.

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

Urban Scholarship

All those that meet the eligibility criteria and have been part of the Urban Scholars programme for over 2 years.

£3,000 cash award


Apply now by email,  providing your full name, date of birth, Student ID number, when you attended the Programme and which School/College you attended.

The deadline for applications is the 1st September 2020.

Brunel Sanctuary Scholarship


A full tuition fee
waiver plus guaranteed and paid for on campus accommodation per year, in a standard room.

Payable in each eligible level of study, up to 5 years of a sandwich course, including a Foundation year. 

This scholarship is now open for applications.

The deadline for applications is midnight 31st March 2020.

Successful applicants will be contacted by May 2020. 

College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship

All those that meet the eligibility criteria.

£2,000 cash award

3 -years, subject to meeting progression criteria.


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

Unpaid Placement Bursary Terms and Conditions (courses commencing 2020/21)

 Up to 50 awards

£3,000 cash award for the Placement year only.

For the placement year only.

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

Students awarded the Care Leaver Bursary will automatically receive an Unpaid Placement Bursary.

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






80 Scholarships are available, 20 per course for the following courses:


£2,000 fee waiver, per year.









Per year, a maximum of 3 years for Undergraduate courses and and a maximum of 2 years for the Postgraduate courses.






This scholarship is now closed for applications.

The deadline was 28 August 2019. For full details please refer to the terms and conditions.




International Excellence Scholarship 2020

130 in total




£6,000 tuition fee waiver applied to each year for a maximum of three years.


3- years, subject to meeting normal progression criteria


The International Excellence Scholarship is now open for September 2020 applications!

Click here to register your interest.

Deadline: midnight on the 17th April 2020.


Other sources of funding or discounts

Brunel Family Discount

Applicants beginning their studies in the academic year 2020/21, who have direct family connection to a 'Current Student' or 'Alumni/Graduate' of Brunel University London 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 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'. Further information can be found here. 

Deadline for applications is 31 August 2020.

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.

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.

Updated on 17 January 2020