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Brunel University London Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award for International Postgraduate Students 2024

Our Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award offers £5,000 fee reduction for self-funded international students across our postgraduate taught courses.

This scholarship was designed to reward exceptional students with excellent academic records and a passion for creating positive change in their communities.

Aim and Benefits 

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award is £5,000 tuition fee reduction


To be considered, here's what you will need:

  • Achieve a minimum 2:1 and above or equivalent internationally recognised undergraduate degree
  • Have an offer from us to study one of our postgraduate taught courses starting in September 2024
  • Pay your £5,000 course deposit by 31st July 2024

2. Eligibility

 Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have an offer to study on a full time postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2024 of the 2024/25 academic year.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 and above or equivalent internationally recognised undergraduate qualification.
  • Must be classed as an Overseas fee paying student based on the UK government regulations and be self-funded (not sponsored). This includes applicants from the EU who are required to pay overseas fees. 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. For information on these regulations please visit the independent organisation UKCISA’s website.
  • All applicants must meet all conditions of their offer by the time they are due to register at Brunel.
  • Applicants must pay their £5,000 tuition fee deposit within the deadline to secure their fee reduction.

Those not eligible for this award

  • 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 award is not available to Postgraduate Research applicants (i.e. PhD, MPhil).
  • Applicants who will NOT commence their course in September 2024 (2024/25 academic year), this includes deferred entry month and year.
  • Applicants entering a course with Brunel Pathway College (BPC) or who are progressing to a Brunel course from an BPC course.
  • Applicants holding an offer to study by Distance Learning.
  • Applicants holding offers to study on a part-time programme.
  • Applicants holding offers to study on an online learning programme.
  • Applicants who have previously studied with Brunel University London.

Interview date, Process and Venue 


  • Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation will be considered for a tuition fee reduction automatically using the information provided at the time of their course application only. Applicants cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Fee reductions cannot be backdated.
  • In order to be considered applicants must have a minimum 2:1 and above or equivalent internationally recognised undergraduate qualification, meet the entry criteria for the course and meet the course offer.
  • The decision of the University is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the award allocation made or for awards that have been withdrawn.
  • Applicants will be expected to pay the course deposit of £5,000 and for the funds to be received by Brunel in time for the closure of the scheme on 31st July 2024.
  • Applicants who do not pay the course deposit of £5,000 or where the funds have not been received by Brunel by 31st July 2024 will forfeit the fee reduction and the fee reduction will not be applied.
  • The Vice Chancellors Excellence award cannot be combined with any other University scholarship, bursary, discount, or award, with the exception of the 2% prompt payment discount.
  • If an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship or discount, they will be awarded the one which is most financially beneficial across the full course duration.
  • Fee reductions are made for the September 2024/25 academic year only and cannot be deferred to later months or years of entry. Applicants who intend to defer their studies from September 2024/25 academic year to January 2024/25 will lose any fee reduction they have been made.

Application Deadline

July 31, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Brunel University London on to apply

There is no application form to fill out, you will automatically be considered as long as you meet our eligibility criteria detailed below. To be awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award you will need to meet all the conditions by 31st July 2024.

Please read our terms and conditions for the finer details.

Deadline : 31 July 2024 at 12am

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