Brunel University London



Brunel University London is a public research university located in Uxbridge, West London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1966 and named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

It is organised into three colleges and three major research institutes, a structure adopted in August 2014 which also changed the university’s name to Brunel University London. Brunel has over 16,150 students and 2,500 staff, and had a total income of £271.3 million in 2021/22, of which £22.4 million was from grants and research contracts.

Brunel College of Technology separated from Acton Technical College in 1957, and focused on the education of engineers. Brunel College of Technology was awarded the status of College of Advanced Technology in 1960 and became Brunel College of Advanced Technology in 2018. In June 1966, Brunel College of Advanced Technology was awarded a royal charter and became Brunel University London. It is often described as a British plate glass university.

Brunel is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, and Universities UK.

95 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1966
Size Large
25,000 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL (iBT), Cambridge ESOL, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 18,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



The UG International Bursary
Total Worth £2,000 tuition fee reduction
Eligibility and Requirements Achieved a minimum 3 A Levels with grades ABB and above or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification; Have an offer to study on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2024
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline 31st August
College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000 each year
Eligibility and Requirements Scholarships will be awarded to all those applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria: Must hold an offer of a place on a full time ndergraduate course within the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (including placement routes and undergraduate integrated asters programmes but excluding Integrated Foundation courses, Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes), a list of eligible courses can be found below. ; 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 SLC must notify Brunel University London by 27th September 2024. Must achieve or exceed one of the following qualifications and grades*: 3 A Levels with grades AAB or above International Baccalaureate Diploma with 33 points or above BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D*or above 3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAB or above Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 5 subjects with grades H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 (or AAABB from the pre-2017 grading system) or above.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Sports Scholarship Programmes
Total Worth upto £3,000 per academic year
Eligibility and Requirements Anyone can apply for an award as long as they have met the academic requirements for a course and subsequently been given a conditional or unconditional place at Brunel University London. As main criteria, all applicants must be able to demonstrate sporting achievement at junior international level or equivalent in one of the priority sports listed below and/or evidence a top 10 age ranking within their choosen sport.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline July 31