Ealing Trailfinders (ETF) Brunel University London Rugby Academy Scholarship

Academic year 2024
Amount Full tuition fee waiver or 50% tuition fee waiver.


The Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club and the Trailfinders Rugby Academy are fully committed to discovering and developing the most promising and aspirational players to support their journey towards professional rugby through education.

This rugby scholarship programme has been developed in conjunction with Brunel University London, allowing you to gain a degree to set you up for the rest of your life academically, as well as pursuing a professional rugby career with a full-time rugby programme.

Award details

This scholarship is open to Home, EU and International fee paying students applying for Foundation or Undergraduate courses at Brunel University London.

It should be noted that applicants entering a Foundation course at Brunel or a course with Brunel Pathway College (BPC) in 2024/5, will be considered for a scholarship in the foundation year, however, payment of the scholarship will commence when they progress to Brunel in year 1/ FHEQ Level 4. ETF will be responsible for scholarship payment of tuition fee’s for awarded students on Year 0/ Foundation year.

Value: Full tuition fee waiver or 50% tuition fee waiver.

The ‘Rugby Scholarship Allocation Panel’ will select the appropriate award type.

In all cases the scholarship fee waiver will be applied directly to tuition fees for each level of study, subject to normal progression criteria having been met (additional fee reductions may be made during a repeating year to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).

How many: An agreed number of funded scholarships are available and approved by Brunel University London in each academic year, based on funding and student numbers recruited.


To be considered for an Ealing Trailfinders and Brunel University London Rugby Academy Scholarship an applicant must:

  1. Hold an offer of a place on a full time Undergraduate course at Brunel University London. This includes offers made through UCAS Extra and UCAS Clearing. Home/EU clearing applicants must ensure that they inform the Student Loans Company (SLC) at the earliest opportunity that they are attending Brunel University London.

  2. Make Brunel their Firm choice by the date the Scholarship Allocation Panel makes their awards in September (i.e. applicant must have met all offer conditions and firmly accepted the place).

  3. Complete the application process, as listed above.

  4. Commence the course in the upcoming academic year 2024/25 (applicants for deferred entry will be considered for a scholarship in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application).

  5. Be available for all required rugby activities at Brunel University London and Ealing Trailfinders RFC.

Those not eligible for this Scholarship

  • Applicants holding offers for deferred entry will be considered for a bursary in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application.

  • The Ealing Trailfinders Scholarship is not available to Postgraduate Taught (MA and MSc) or Postgraduate Research applicants (i.e. PhD and MPhil).

  • Applicants applying to Brunel for a distance learning and online learning course.


Application will close on 18 April 2024


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