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Undergraduate and PGCE scholarship/bursary terms and conditions 2016/17

Scholarships/bursaries are only available to full-time students. Scholarships will only be paid once for each level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements, regardless of the reason for repeating a level.

1.  Eligibility

a. Those not eligible for any scholarship/bursary

The following are not eligible for any scholarship or bursary:

  • Those studying for a qualification that is the equivalent level, or lower than, one already attained, including non-UK qualifications

  • Students who pay overseas or Island fees, with the exception of the Academic Excellence Scholarship and Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Students who have made Brunel their Firm choice in Clearing or Adjustment

  • Students who transfer from another institution

  • Students funded by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) i.e. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. 

  • Those on the final year of the MEng or MMath or MMath in Financial Mathematics (where a fee waiver will be applied), with the exception of the Nexen scholarship

  • Those on a Foundation year. Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship following successful progression into year 1.

  • All scholarships and bursaries will be considered and awarded in year 1 of the course only. Applicants entering the University in Year 2/Level 2 will not be considered for any scholarship or bursary.

b. Eligibility definitions

Low income

Those with an annual residual household income of £25,000 or less. [Residual income is the household income before tax and after any pension contributions or allowances for dependent children.] For full time students, a full financial assessment must have been carried out by Student Finance England and agreement must have been given by the student to share this data. This assessment must have been completed at the time of scholarship allocation or confirmation of conditional scholarships in early September and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure this has been completed by the Student Finance England. For part time students, evidence of income must be presented to the University for verification of eligibility.

Low socio economic group

Those who belong to the following socio economic groups:

4 Small employers and own account workers

5 Lower supervisory and technical occupations

6 Semi-routine occupations

7 Routine occupations

8 Never worked and long-term unemployed

Care leavers and those from the Foyer Federation

Those who have spent at least 3 months in care (and declared this on their UCAS application form) including at the time of their 16th birthday or are a Foyer resident. The Foyer Federation works with disadvantaged young people who are homeless or in housing need. A Foyer resident is someone who has been placed in Foyer Federation accommodation by their local authority. Eligibility must be verified by a Foyer Federation officer. Please contact Foyer Federation for further information.

Disabled

Those who declare a disability on their UCAS application and this has been verified by the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Mature

Those who are at least 21 years of age at the start of their course, except PGCE where mature applicants must be at least 25

Low participation neighbourhoods

Postcodes classified as ‘1’ by HESA – “those wards with the lowest participation”. For further information, see the HESA website.

Parents without an HE qualification

Those whose parents or step-parents or guardians have no higher education qualifications, such as a degree, diploma or certificate of higher education, and this has been declared on their UCAS application.

Partnership schools and colleges

Further details to be confirmed.

Ordinarily resident in England

You are ordinarily resident in England if you have habitually, normally and lawfully resided in England from choice. 

Level of study

Level 1 = year 1; level 2 = year 2; level 3 = year 3

c. Proof of eligibility

  • Data will be collected from the UCAS/UTT application forms for information on low socio economic groups, age, low participation neighbourhoods, partnership schools and parents who do not have a higher education qualification.

  • For “care leaver”, evidence of care leaver status, in the form of written documentation from the student’s local authority (corporate parent) will be required before any payment can be made.

  • For “low income”, full time students must have provided Student Finance England with sufficient information to enable a full financial assessment to have been carried out prior to the allocation of scholarships in early September, and consent from sponsor(s) to share this data. Brunel will use the result of that assessment to confirm “low income” eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that Student Finance England have fully carried out the income assessment prior to scholarships being allocated or confirmed in early September. 

  • Evidence of Disabled Students Allowance will be required before any payment can be made to those awarded a scholarship on the basis of a disability. 

2.  Allocation 

2.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually. 

2.2 Scholarships/bursaries are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation. 

2.3 Students are considered for scholarships at the time of their application only and cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships/bursaries cannot be backdated.

2.4 Late applications may be considered for any scholarships/bursaries remaining unallocated after the main allocation meeting in early September.

2.5 Only one scholarship can be paid to any one student in any one year with the exception of the Care Leaver (Federation Foyer) Bursary and the David Sands Scholarship.

2.6 Academic Excellence scholarship will be awarded conditionally in March and confirmed in early September, following receipt of A-Level results

2.7 PGCE Access will be awarded in August, following receipt of A-Level and degree results; all other scholarships/bursaries will be awarded in early September, prior to entry into level 1.

2.8 Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship following successful completion of their foundation year. 

2.9 Placement scholarships will be allocated in early September, immediately prior to the start of the third year of a sandwich course, regardless of whether the course is thick or thin sandwich.

2.10 Students awarded a Brunel Bursary, Local Boroughs Scholarship or Alumni scholarship will automatically receive a placement scholarship if they are registered on a sandwich course at the time placement scholarships are allocated.

2.11 Deferred applicants will be considered for a scholarship in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application. 

2.12 The decision of the allocation panel is final

Allocation of specific undergraduate scholarships/bursaries:

(a) Brunel Bursary

Up to 300 bursaries will be allocated in early September, following publication of the UK ‘A’ level examination results, to those applicants who meet all the following eligibility criteria:

  • Low income 

  • AND at least one of the following under-represented* categories, ranked in the following order:

1. care leaver

2. from a low participation neighbourhood

3. mature

4. attended a Brunel widening participation partnership school or college

5. disability (including dyslexia)

6. low-socio economic background

7. parents have no higher education qualification 

  • Must be ordinarily resident in the UK

  • Must be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and have consented to the sharing of data submitted to the Student Loans Company

*under-represented, as in Brunel University London's population

Where more applicants meet the criteria than there are bursaries available, priority will be given to applicants who made Brunel their firm choice through UCAS and who score the highest number of points from the under-represented criteria**. 

**[See section 4.3 in these Terms and Conditions for details of points allocated to each under-represented criterion.]

(Bursaries will be awarded based on results received at the University at the time of allocation. Late or amended results cannot normally be considered.)

The bursary will be a £1,000 cash payment in year 1, year 2 and year 3, subject to normal progression criteria having been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

(b) Care Leaver (Foyer Federation) - Bursary

£1000 cash payment will be made to every care leaver under the age of 25, as defined under paragraph 1 (b), registered on a Brunel undergraduate programme in each year of their study, up to a maximum of three years. Those students on a sandwich programme will be entitled to a Placement Scholarship to cover the fee for their placement year. This bursary is in addition to any other financial entitlements.

(c) Academic Excellence Scholarship

30 scholarships will be allocated conditionally in March, prior to September entry, to those applicants who completed the scholarship application form by 28 February 2016 and who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must meet the entry criteria for a programme of study within the scholarship scheme for the year of entry

  • Must achieve one of the following qualifications and grades*:

  • 3 A-Levels with grades AAA or above

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 35 points or above

  • 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAA

  • Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 4 subjects with grades A1, A1, A1, A1

  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D*

(UCAS tariff equivalencies or combinations of qualifications not listed above will not be accepted)

  • Must have submitted a completed scholarship application by 28 February 2016

  • Must make Brunel University London their firm choice through UCAS by 22 July 2016

*qualifying grades must be in the subjects expressed in the offer of admission

The scholarship will be in the form of £6,000 cash or fee waiver, each year for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria, as shown in section 3.13 of these Terms and Conditions, have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

Scholarships will be allocated conditionally to those applicants who are likely to meet the eligibility criteria and who are selected by the College scholarship awarding panels as being the strongest applicants, as demonstrated through their scholarship and UCAS applications.

Holders of the scholarships will be expected to act as role models for the University and to contribute to the life of the University, for example, by being student ambassadors and/or student bloggers.

Holders of the scholarship will also be invited to events, such as receptions, and there is an expectation that they take part in these.

(d) Local Boroughs Scholarship

Up to 30 scholarships will be allocated in early September, following publication of UK ‘A’ level examination results, starting with those applicants who have achieved the greatest number of tariff points above 360 (excluding Key Skills) and who meet the following remaining criteria:

  • Must achieve a minimum of 360 UCAS tariff points in total (excluding Key Skills)

  • Must attend a school or college in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow. See our current list of Local Borough Schools.

  • Must meet at least one of the following underrepresented* criteria

  • care leaver

  • from a low participation neighbourhood

  • mature

  • low income

  • disability (including dyslexia)

  • low-socio economic background

  • parents do not have a higher education qualification

  • Must have made Brunel University London their firm choice through UCAS

  • Must be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and consent to the sharing of data submitted to the Student Finance England by the date that the exam results are received by the University.

  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc)

*under-represented, as in Brunel University London’s population

Allocation will continue with those who have the next highest number of UCAS tariff points, excluding Key Skills, until all the scholarships have been allocated. In the event that too many applicants have the same number of high tariff points, scholarships will be awarded first to those who score the highest number of points from the under-represented criteria. [See section 4.3 in these Terms and Conditions for details of points allocated to each under-represented criterion.]

(Scholarships will be awarded based on results received at the University at the time of allocation. Late or amended results cannot normally be considered.)

The scholarship will be in the form of £6,000 cash or fee waiver, each year for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria, as shown in section 3.13 of these Terms and Conditions, have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

(e) Brunel Alumni Scholarships

5 scholarships will be allocated in early September, following publication of UK ‘A’ level examination results, starting with those applicants who have achieved the greatest number of UCAS tariff points above 360 (excluding Key Skills) and who meet the following remaining eligibility criteria:

  • Must achieve a minimum of 360 UCAS tariff points in total (excluding Key Skills)

  • Must attend a maintained school or college (not an independent or private school) in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow

  • Must meet at least one of the following underrepresented* criteria:

  • care leaver

  • from a low participation neighbourhood

  • mature

  • low income

  • disability (including dyslexia)

  • low-socio economic background

  • parents do not have a higher education qualification

  • Must have made Brunel University London's their firm choice through UCAS

  • Must be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and consent to the sharing of data submitted to the Student Loans Company

  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc)

  • Must agree to take part in Brunel publicity and reports back to the scholarship donors

*under-represented, as in Brunel University London's population

(Scholarships will be awarded based on results received at the University at the time of allocation. Late or amended results cannot normally be considered.)

The scholarship will be £6,000 in cash each year for a maximum of three years (subject to progression). In the event of more than five applicants achieving the same tariff points, the number of points scored from the under-represented criteria met will be taken into consideration. [See section 4.3 in these Terms and Conditions for details of points allocated to each under-represented criterion.] Where it is still not possible to separate out only 5 students, the total fund of £30,000 p.a. will be shared out amongst all those with the same high tariff points and who have the same number of ranked under-represented criteria points. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

(f) Urban Scholarships

Scholarships will be allocated in early September, following publication of the UK ‘A’ level examination results, to those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Must have attended the Brunel Urban Scholars programme for a minimum of 2 years

  • Must have met the conditions of their offer in full

  • Must be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and consent to the sharing of data submitted to the Student Finance England

  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc)

  • Must agree to take part in Brunel publicity and reports back to the scholarship donors

  • Must have submitted a completed scholarship application by 31st July

(Scholarships will be awarded based on results received at the University at the time of allocation. Late or amended results cannot be considered.)

The value of the scholarship will be up to £3,000 in cash each year, depending on the number of qualified applicants and on academic performance, for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria have been met, as shown in Section 3.2 of these Terms and Conditions. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

(g) Mathematical Sciences Scholarships

Up to 10 Scholarships will be allocated in August, after the release of A-level results, to those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must achieve A-Level grades of at least AAB (with an A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics OR achieve 34 points from the International Baccalaureate Diploma, including grade 7 in high level Mathematics

  • Must be undertaking a BSc or MMath Mathematics programme

  • Must be ordinarily resident in the UK

The value of the scholarship will be £1000 per year, for a maximum of three years for those on a BSc programme and four years for MMaths students, provided that an upper second class honours standard is achieved at the end of each academic year, with no retrievals. Failure to achieve this standard will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.

Any scholarships remaining unallocated to those applying through the main UCAS scheme will be given on a first come basis to students applying through Clearing or whose results are received late. 

(h) Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarships

Scholarships will be allocated in August, prior to September entry, to those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must meet the entry criteria for their programme of study and achieve one of the following qualifications and grades*:

  • 3 A-Levels with grades AAB

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 34 points or above

  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D (UCAS tariff equivalencies are not acceptable)

  • 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAB

  • Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 4 subjects with grades A1, A1, A1, B1

  • Must make Brunel University London their firm choice through UCAS

  • Must be undertaking a BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electronic and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering (excludes Broadcast Media, Multimedia Technology and Design, and all Design programmes)1

*qualifying grades must be in the subjects expressed in the offer of admission

1 Foundation year students (year 0) are eligible to receive the scholarship from year 1 i.e. 2017

The scholarship will be in the form of a £2,000 cash award, each year for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria, as shown in section 3.13 of these Terms and Conditions, have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

In addition, students will be given the opportunity to apply for and be assessed for a placement at the end of Year 1. Major placement providers will be invited to the University to interview students. A guaranteed placement will be offered to all UK and EU students, provided they meet the progression requirements, and the following additional conditions:

  • You will be required to sign and adhere to a training agreement stipulating expected student engagement in the Scheme

  • You must be prepared to relocate close to the placement company for the duration of the placement, if necessary

(i) Placement Scholarships

The full placement year fee of £1,000 will be waived for all those students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must meet at least one of the following under-represented* criteria:

  • care leaver

  • from a low participation neighbourhood

  • mature

  • low income

  • have attended a school or college in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow

  • disability (including dyslexia)

  • low-socio economic background

  • parents have not been to higher education

  • Must be registered on a sandwich course

*under-represented, as in Brunel University London's population

Confirmation of receipt of a placement scholarship fee waiver will be made in early September of the third year of a thick or thin sandwich course.

(j)  PGCE Access scholarships

The scholarship is a £2,500 fee waiver.

Up to 20 scholarships will be allocated in mid August to those who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have firmly accepted an unconditional offer on a full time PGCert in Education course

  • Must meet at least one of the following underrepresented criteria:

  • from a low participation neighbourhood

  • aged 25 or over

  • disability (including dyslexia)

  • Must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc)

Where more applicants meet the criteria than there are scholarships available, the number of points scored from the under-represented criteria met will be taken into consideration. [See section 4.3 in these Terms and Conditions for details of points allocated to each under-represented criterion.]

(k) The David Sands Scholarship

One scholarship worth £3,000 each year is available for UK/EU applicants joining the Brunel Bachelor of Civil Engineering course (with placement year) from September 2016. The David Sands Scholarship will take the form of a cash payment of £3000 in each year of study excluding the placement year.

David Sands Scholars will also have access to placements (subject to interview and availability) with the award’s donors, the Bourne Group and will be eligible to join the company’s Graduate Programme.

Those awarded the David Sands Scholarship are excluded from all other tuition fee discounts with the exception of the Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship and Prompt Payment Discount.

Please apply for the Bachelor of Engineering programme (with placement year) in the usual way via UCAS, but you will also need to complete a separate application form for the David Sands Scholarship.

  • Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the 28 February 2016.

  • Applicants must be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and consent to the sharing of data submitted to Student Finance England

  • Applicants must be ordinarily resident in England (i.e. excludes those living in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or EU, Overseas Territories, Gibraltar etc.)

To be eligible for consideration for a David Sands Scholarship, youmust:

  • Meet the entry criteria for admission to the Brunel Civil Engineering programme.

  • Complete the David Sands Scholarship application form

  • Submit an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why you would make a good ambassador for the Brunel Bachelor of Engineering programme. You should describe how your academic study, professional experience and other activities merit the award.

The Scholarship will be in the form of a £3,000 cash award, each year provided that the progression criteria as shown in section 3.13 of these Terms and Conditions have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria and other placement bursaries may be available for those on an unpaid placement without paid expenses.

The successful candidates must, in addition to the University standard terms and conditions relating to promotion of Scholarships, be willing to reasonably participate in activities with the donor, Bourne Group, to publicise and raise the profile of the Scholarship as requested.

3.  Payment

3.1 Brunel Bursary

The £1000 Brunel Bursary will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Bursary will not be paid during the placement year of a sandwich course. 

Successfully awarded students will be sent a bursary payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.2 Academic Excellence Scholarship

The student can elect from the following two options, subject to meeting annual progression criteria:

(a) £6000 will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course, up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Scholarship will not be paid during the placement year of a sandwich course.

(b) The tuition fee will be reduced by £6,000 for each year of a full time course, up to a maximum of three years and for three years of a sandwich course i.e. excluding the placement year, subject to the student meeting annual progression criteria 

Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year; students must confirm their payment selection by no later than the first day of Term 1. Students who do not return the completed payment selection task by the first day of Term 1 will automatically be recorded to receive the fee waiver option. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash option. Where a student has applied for tuition fee loan funding the Student Loans Company will be notified of the tuition fee waiver(s) in September.

3.3 Local Boroughs Scholarship

The student can elect from the following two options, subject to meeting annual progression criteria:

(a) £6000 will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Scholarship will not be paid during the placement year of a sandwich course.

(b) The tuition fee will be reduced by £6,000 for each year of a full time course, up to a maximum of three years and for three years of a sandwich course i.e. excluding the placement year, subject to the student meeting annual progression criteria

Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year; students must confirm their payment selection by no later than the first day of Term 1. Students who do not return the completed payment selection task by the first day of Term 1 will automatically be recorded to receive the cash option. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash option. Where a student has applied for tuition fee loan funding, the Student Loan Company will be notified of the tuition fee waiver(s) in September.

3.4 Brunel Alumni Scholarship

The £6000 Brunel Alumni Scholarship will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Scholarship will not be paid during the placement year of a sandwich course. Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.5 Urban Scholarship

The £3000 Urban Scholarships will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course). The Scholarship will not be paid during a placement year. Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.6 Mathematical Sciences Scholarship

The £1000 payment will be paid in three instalments in each year of a full time course for BSc and in each year of a full time course for MMath, subject to progression criteria. Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.7 Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship

The £2000 payment will be paid in three instalments in each year for a maximum of three years, subject to progression criteria. Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant UK bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1. For those on the four year sandwich programme, there is no scholarship payment made in the placement year, although students may be eligible for the Placement Scholarship.

3.8 Placement Scholarship

The £1000 tuition fee for the placement year of a sandwich course will be waived in its entirety to all eligible students who have meet the relevant annual progression criteria.

There is no alternative payment option for this scholarship award.

3.9 PGCE Access Scholarship

The tuition fee will be reduced by £2,500.

Where a student has applied for tuition fee loan funding the Student Loan Company will be notified of the tuition fee waiver(s) in September.

3.10 David Sands Scholarship

An award of £3000 will be paid to full time BEng Civil Engineering scholars in three instalments in each year of the course up to a maximum of three years (or for three years of a sandwich course) subject to progression criteria. Successfully awarded students will be sent a scholarship payment selection task via eVision in early September, each year. Students will be asked to supply relevant bank account details to support receipt of the cash payments by no later than the first day of Term 1.

3.11 Payment dates

For all scholarship awards (where relevant), payment will be made as follows:

1st Payment second week of December

2nd Payment first week of March

3rd Payment second week of June

3.12 Conditions of Payment for all Scholarships and Bursaries

All payments, discounts and fee waivers will only be made providing:

  • The student is enrolled at the University on an undergraduate degree programme of study or PGCE at the time of the payment

  • The student progresses to the next level of study with no compulsory retrievals [scholarship/bursary payments will not be made during a repeating year until the student has satisfactorily progressed to the next level], with the exception of the Academic Excellence scholarship where the following applies:

In order to retain their 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 1 and 2 below:

1. Must not have a grade below D- in their grade profile of Level 1 or 2 credit (as appropriate), and

2. Must have a weighted GPA of at least 12.0 over their grade profile of Level 1 or 2 credit (as appropriate)

  • The Mathematical Sciences Scholarship where the following applies: In order to retain their Mathematical Sciences Scholarship, students must achieve an upper second class honours standard at the end of each year with no retrievals.

N.B. Where cash payments form part of the scholarship, this will be made direct to a UK bank account; students must supply accurate bank account details via the eVision payment selection task within the requested time.

Where a scholarship award spans more than one year, students will be written to in September to confirm ongoing eligibility to receive their scholarship award. Students will be requested to complete the scholarship payment selection task each year.

4.  General Terms and Conditions

4.1 Students may only be awarded one scholarship/bursary, with the exception of:

  • The Placement Scholarship which can be awarded alongside one of the other scholarships and/or other placement bursary provision

  • The Care Leaver (Federation Foyer) bursary which can be awarded alongside another scholarship.

  • The David Sands Scholarship may also be awarded alongside the Academic Excellence Scholarship.

  • 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.

4.2 Tariff points for scholarship purposes must all be gained normally within three years prior to admission to Brunel University London. 

4.3 Weightings given to each of the under-represented criteria are as follows: 

Care leaver 

16

Low participation neighbourhoods

14

Mature (Undergraduate - over 21)

12

Mature (PGCE Access – over 25)

11

Low income

10

Local school

8

Disability

6

Low socio economic group

2

Parents with no HE qualification

1

4.4 Where there are too many students with the same number of UCAS tariff points and insufficient scholarships, the total number of under-represented criteria points scored will be taken into consideration when allocating scholarships. 

4.5 No scholarship is 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. £6,000

4.6 If a student has a debt to the University the cash award element of a scholarship or bursary will be offset against this debt before any remaining balance is paid to the student. 

5. Withdrawal of a Scholarship/Bursary

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 If a student changes to a different programme or to a different mode of study, their eligibility for a scholarship/bursary will be reviewed and the scholarship/bursary may be withdrawn e.g. to a course for which there is NHS funding.

5.3 Where a student is awarded a Placement Scholarship and subsequently changes from a sandwich mode of study to full time, the Placement Scholarship will be withdrawn, even if the change takes place after the allocation of the scholarship.

5.4 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 and/or adjustments cease immediately a student withdraws.

5.5 Fee waivers applied at the start of an academic year as part/all of a scholarship entitlement 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 our Student Financial policy.

5.6 A student who takes a period of temporary withdrawal (abeyance) and who is in receipt of a scholarship award would cease to receive scholarship payments whilst temporarily withdrawn. Scholarship payments made prior to temporarily withdrawing will not generally be requested to be repaid and remaining payments would generally be paid once the student returns to complete that level of study.

5.7 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.

5.8 Should a student be suspended for any reason, scholarship payments would be withdrawn and consideration of reinstatement will be dependent on the disciplinary outcome

5.9 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

6.0 Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions Office in the first instance, by emailing scholarships@brunel.ac.uk