Urban Scholarship Brunel University London 2023

Urban Scholarship

by Debbie

The Urban Scholarship is funded by donations and is specifically for full-time Home fee paying applicants who have taken part in the Urban Scholars Program and are beginning Undergraduate study at Brunel University London in September.

The Urban Scholars Program at Brunel University London is a unique, sustained 3-year intervention programme which provides enriched learning experiences for students aged 12 -18 from inner London schools. The students are selected on the basis of their academic talent or their potential to achieve highly.


Many of the students come from socially deprived areas where their talents may not lead to successful examination results or high aspirations. The scholars come from 31 schools across London; they attend sessions delivered on the Brunel University London campus for one Saturday a month for three years.

Urban Scholarship

On entry to the program, typically only 20% of students are achieving target grades in the key areas of English and Mathematics. The program addresses concerns often raised over the lack of progress of students from groups underrepresented in Higher Education.

Eligibility for Urban Scholarship

  • Must have attended the Brunel Urban Scholars program for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Must hold an offer of a place on a full time Undergraduate course (including placement routes and Undergraduate integrated Masters programmes). This includes offers made through UCAS Clearing and Adjustment. Clearing applicants must ensure that they inform the Student Loans Company (SLC) at the earliest opportunity that they are attending Brunel University London. The Student Loans Company must notify Brunel University London by 01 September 2023. Failure to do this will result in the applicant not being considered for the award.
  • Offer must be for FHEQ Level 4 (Year 1) or foundation year of the course. Foundation students will be considered eligible, but if awarded, scholarship payments will not begin until the student progresses to FHEQ Level 4 (Year 1). This means no payments will be made during the foundation year.
  • Offer must be ‘Unconditional Firm’ (UF) by the date the Scholarship Allocation Panel make their awards in October (i.e. applicant must have met all offer conditions and firmly accepted the place).
  • Must commence the course in the upcoming academic year (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).
  • Must be ordinarily resident in the UK (includes those living in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland).
  • Must be classed as a Home fee paying student based on the UK government regulations. Applicants who are unsure of their fee status should note Brunel uses the information you have provided in your application form to assess your fee status against regulations set by the UK government. For information on these regulations please visit the independent organization UKCISA’s website.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must apply by email and submit their full name, date of birth, student ID number, details of when they attended the program and which School/College they attended, by midnight on the 01 September 2023.
  • Awards will be made by the Scholarship Allocation Panel in early October, following publication of the UK A Level examination results.
  • Those awarded an Urban Scholarship must agree to take part in Brunel publicity and report back to the scholarship donors. Scholarship winners will be contacted by the Urban Scholars team as and when participation is required.
  • Scholarship holders may be requested to represent Brunel at various promotional activities throughout their time at the University. They may also be contacted with invitations to participate in activities such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews in order to evaluate the University’s financial support package. Scholarship holders will be contacted as and when participation is required.

Benefits of Urban Scholarship

  •  £3,000 cash each year for a maximum of three years.
  • The Scholarship will only 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).


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