Brunel University London

Overview

Brunel is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Now over 40 years old, its mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by its namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Why choose Brunel University?
Key features

Brunel is proud to be home to over 2,500 international students from over 110 different countries who play an essential part in creating our diverse and cosmopolitan university.

Research is at the heart of everything Brunel does, underpinning and enhancing the teaching of our degree programmes. The 2008 RAE ranked 82% of its research as being of international standing.

Brunel is committed to producing the professionally minded and skilled graduates that employers want. Its award winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) has over 30 staff, including a dedicated International Students Careers Officer.

Brunel University was ranked 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 35th Worldwide (2012 Times Higher Education, “100 Under 50” rankings) ‧ Brunel was ranked in the upper quartile for overall satisfaction in 12 subject areas, including 4 subjects in the sector top 10 ‧

Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.

Location
  • Brunel is located in Uxbridge, a compact and friendly town on the edge of West London. Uxbridge town centre is just a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the heart of the campus, and is packed with more than 300 shops, a multiplex cinema, dozens of bars and restaurants. From Uxbridge underground station, it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital.
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Fees

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

Study Abroad Programme

We are delighted that you are interested in Brunel University London as your study abroad destination!

The Study Abroad Programme is ideal for undergraduate students from outside the UK who want to spend a period of time studying in the UK, earning credits to transfer back to their home institution. The Programme is taught at levels 1 and 2, and is suited to students who have completed their sophomore year or first 2 years of a 4 year degree programme. Modules are available across most disciplines and are part of the regular undergraduate curriculum enabling study abroad students to study alongside UK-based home students.

An agreement between Brunel University London and your home university is not necessary. Students are able to apply from any university as fee-paying students.

Campus Life

Brunel is a campus-based university, so virtually everything you need is moments away. You are never more than a ten minute walk from halls of residence, catering, social, sports and study facilities, lecture theatres, the Library and support services.

From restaurants, bars and a club to gardens, the Atrium and the Quad, there really is something for everyone – whether you want to relax and unwind, pursue your interests, have a night out or try something new.

About the campus

Brunel is a campus-based university, and students on site are never more than 10 minutes away from halls of residence, catering, social and sports facilities, lecture theatres, the Library, the Computer Centre or welfare services. We have invested £300 million redeveloping the campus in the last few years, with many new and refurbished social, teaching and sporting facilities, and more green spaces outside.

Striking 1960s architecture sits alongside outstanding modern designs, offset by gardens and interconnecting pathways. Facilities on campus include:

  • UEFA-class football facilities, competition-standard athletics complex and refurbished sports and fitness centre;
  • Extended library building, holding a hugely increased book and journal collection, more computer workstations and group study areas, an Assistive Technology Centre for disabled students, and a café;
  • 34 halls of residence, including a new residential complex that brings our on-campus accommodation up to 4,549 rooms;
  • New Health Sciences and Social Care building, opened by Her Majesty the Queen;
  • Renovated Lecture Centre, with high‑tech teaching equipment and improved social and study facilities;
  • Spectacular new Engineering and Design annex and atrium, including an impressive exhibition space;
  • Student facilities complex with a stunning atrium entrance opening onto a dining space, bars, the Students’ Union and retail outlets.

Social life on campus revolves around the Students’ Union, whose student-elected staff help provide you with the best possible experience. Brunel’s modern facilities, bars, refectory, shops, café, central atrium and refurbished nightclub provide the perfect setting for a night out, trying new activities or relaxing after lectures.

The Union is proud of the diversity of clubs and societies that you can join and even help run – everything from Animé Society to Snow Club. If your interests are not represented, they’ll help you start your own group.

“Getting the chance to study, live and be friends with people from all over the world added so much to the experience”‘

Hamsa Aboulfotouh

“The modules are wonderful, and all of the instructors have real experience in the subjects they teach”.

Dizzie Hill

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