International Excellence Scholarship

Academic year 2022
Amount £6,000


1. Award details

Brunel University London is pleased to offer a prestigious package of scholarships for International students. The scholarship scheme is for fully self-funded students only and is based on overall academic merit and professional experience. We will award scholarships to applicants who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award.

To apply you need to have received an offer to study on an eligible course starting in September 2022 or January 2023.


Undergraduate: £6,000 as a tuition fee waiver, each year for a maximum of three years. The Scholarship will be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to normal progression criteria having been met (additional payments will not be made during a repeating year, regardless of the reason for repetition).

Postgraduate: £6,000 as a tuition fee waiver applied to the first year of study only.

Applicants must have applied for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2022 or January 2023.

Those applying for Postgraduate Research courses are not eligible for this award.

How many: 60 scholarships are available

September entry: awards will be allocated in May 2022, to those applicants who meet all the following eligibility criteria.

January entry: any remaining awards from September will be allocated in November 2022.

Applications will only be accepted if all sections of the scholarship application form have been completed and the applicant is holding an offer on a course starting in September 2022.

Award winners will be expected to pay the course deposit of £3,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded the scholarship in order to accept.

Award winners who will be using the US Federal Loan or Sallie Mae Loans to fund their studies are not required to make the deposit payment to confirm award.

Applicants applying for a course starting in January 2023 must apply for the scholarship using the January scholarship 'register your interest' form, if they apply using the September scholarship 'register your interest' form the application will not be considered.

Brunel will assess each application for suitability against these scholarship terms and conditions. In assessing suitability, the applicant’s overall course application, academic achievement, overall grade or CGPA and qualifications will be considered.


September entry: Apply by 30 April 2022 to be considered for an award.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in securing a £6,000 International Excellence Scholarship award may be considered for other award opportunities part of the International Excellence Scheme, where available.

January entry: Apply by 20 October 2022 to be considered for an award.

Successful applicants will be contacted within four weeks of the deadline.

All awards will be finalised once all offer conditions have been met. 

Applications for the January 2023 (2022/23 academic year) scholarship will open in late 2022. If a January applicant applies early (by using the September scholarship application form in error) their application will not be considered and the applicant will have to reapply using the correct application form.

Scholarship holders may be required to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University and to participate occasionally in various activities to help promote the University. This might include hosting tours of the campus and its facilities, providing administrative support at Open Days, participating in social media and other marketing activity as required. Scholarship winners will be contacted by the International Recruitment or Marketing team as and when participation is required.

2. Eligibility

2.1 Applicants for an International scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be classed as an Overseas fee paying student based on the UK government regulations and be self-funded (not sponsored). Applicants who are unsure of their fee status should note Brunel uses the information they have provided in their application form to assess fee status against regulations set by the UK government.

  • Must have an offer to study on a full time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme (including placement routes and undergraduate integrated Masters programmes) starting in September 2022 or January 2023.

  • Must complete the correct Scholarship 'register your interest form' by the stated deadline.

  • Award winners will be expected to pay the course deposit of £3,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded the scholarship in order to accept. This does not apply to winners who will be using the US Federal Loan or Sallie Mae Loans to fund their studies.

  • All applicants must meet all conditions of their offer by the time they are due to register at Brunel.  

2.2 Those not eligible for these Scholarships

  • Applicants NOT classed as Overseas for fees purposes, based on the UK government regulations or those with an unresolved fee status. 

  • Applicants who are not fully self-funded and are being sponsored by a Government or external body.

  • The International Excellence Scholarship is not available to Postgraduate Research applicants (i.e. PhD and MPhil).

  • Applicants holding an offer on a course that offers a College Specific Scholarship for International students will not be considered for this scholarship scheme, i.e. the Dean’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Scholarship for International students or the MBA scholarship.

  • Applicants who will NOT commence their course in September 2022 or January 2023. Applicants holding offers for deferred entry must apply for scholarships in the month and year they intend to start their course and not in the year of their course application.

  • Undergraduate applicants entering a course at FHEQ Level 5 (Year 2) or FHEQ Level 6 (Year 3). Please note this does not apply to the LLB Graduate Entry programme, where applicants are welcome to apply for the award.   

  • Applicants entering a course with Brunel Pathway College (BPC), or who are progressing to a Brunel course from a BPC course.

  • Applicants holding an offer to study by Distance Learning.

  • Applicants holding offers to study on a part-time programme.

  • Students who have previously studied with Brunel University London or those that have been in receipt of a Brunel International Scholarship previously, either as part of current or earlier studies are not eligible.

3. Allocation

3.1 Scholarships will be awarded conditionally by the International Scholarship Allocation Panel and applicants will be notified by May 2022 for September 2022 entry and by November 2022 for January 2023 entry. The scholarship will then be formally awarded in September or January (depending on the applicants start date), following receipt of exam results.

3.2 Candidates will be considered based on their scholarship application, course application, academic achievement and overall grade profile.

3.3 Successful applicants will be provisionally awarded by email and will be asked to accept the scholarship by a given deadline and must also pay the course deposit of £3,000 within 4 weeks of being awarded. If the applicant fails to accept the scholarship award and make the deposit payment by the given deadlines, the scholarship will be removed and will be awarded to another applicant.

3.4 Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation will be considered for scholarships using the information provided at the time of their course application only and cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships cannot be backdated.

3.5 International scholarships cannot be combined with any other University scholarship, bursary, discount or award, this includes the International Tuition Fee Reduction (Early Bird Discount) and the International Tuition Fee Award (ITFA), but excludes the 2% prompt payment discount, the Brunel Graduate Discount and Brunel Family Discount which may be awarded. These Discounts will be deducted from the tuition fees remaining after the scholarship discount has been applied at enrolment.

3.6 If an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship, the College Specific Scholarship, will take precedence and the International Excellence Scholarship will not be awarded. 

3.7 If an applicant is eligible for multiple awards, namely the International Excellence Scholarship and either the International Tuition Fee Reduction (Early Bird Discount) or the International Tuition Fee Award (ITFA), the most financially beneficial award will remain, the International Excellence Scholarship will be awarded.

3.8 Scholarships are awarded for the September and January entry of the academic year 2022/23 only and cannot be deferred to later months or years of entry. Course applicants who intend to defer their studies from September to January of the 2022/23 academic year will lose any award they have been made and must re-apply for a scholarship in the correct month and year they will begin their studies.

3.8 Course applicants who intend to start in January 2023 should apply for the January scholarship using the correct application form, application who incorrectly submit an application using the September scholarship application will not be considered and will have to apply again and by the stated deadlines.

3.9 Scholarship awards are decided by the International Scholarship Allocation Panel and all decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.


Application will close on 20 October 2022


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