Brunel University London

Why Brunel University London?

Brunel is ranked among the UK's top 50 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and London's top 12 universities in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Brunel is a campus university in London, where everything students need to live, work and study is in one place.

A vibrant international community

The university is proud to be one of the top 25 universities in the world for international students (THE 2017). The campus in Uxbridge, west London, is home to approximately 2,500 international students from more than 110 countries.

Campus accommodation is guaranteed to all first-year students, so they become part of a vibrant international community on their doorstep. Accommodation facilities at Brunel are ranked third best in London (THE 2017) and the sports facilities are frequently used by elite athletes.

Applied learning experience

Brunel’s high-quality teaching, learning and student outcomes have earnt the university a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Tutors encourage students to apply what they’ve learn to real-life situations, giving them an in-depth understanding of theory and how it can be used daily.

Brunel has a great range of the latest facilities to support students throughout their studies, such as a 24-hour library with e-learning resources and 24-hour computer labs. The school is investing heavily in modernising the campus and facilities further to include a new Teaching and Learning Centre and Design Engineering Centre.

Preparation for your career

Brunel understands that coming to university isn’t just about getting a degree, but also about helping launch careers. The Professional Development Centre offers a range of services, from advice on writing job applications, CVs, to how to prepare for interviews, one-to-one career consultations, help finding internships, placements and part-time jobs.

Subjects and Scholarships

A wide range of subjects and innovative courses are available, accredited by professional institutions which offer membership. Brunel Business School is accredited by AACSB, placing it among the top 5% of Business Schools worldwide, and Engineering at Brunel is ranked 2nd in London (Complete University Guide 2018). Other popular subject areas include computing and Maths, Education, Law, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Sport Sciences, Environment and Health and Social Care.

If you don’t meet the requirements for direct entry, Brunel offers a range of foundation and pre-master’s programmes, to provide you with an alternative pathway to certain Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees at Brunel.

The Brunel Language Centre supports students with English before and during their degree.

Each year, Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships to help international students partially fund university fees and living costs. The school also works in partnership with several scholarship organisations and bodies, including Chevening, Commonwealth Scholarships and Santander Mobility Awards.

International Students

The University is home to approximately 2,500 international students and offers a range of support services to meet their needs during their time at Brunel and beyond. This includes over 30 specialist staff who deal with the international admissions process, finance, immigration (including a visa renewal scheme) and general enquiries among other services.

There are also a wide range of preparatory courses available, including foundation and pre-masters, plus pre and in-sessional English language, and study skill programmes which will support you throughout your studies.

To help you settle in, Brunel International runs a popular three-day orientation programme, and Student Services run regular events, trips and workshops for students throughout the year. In addition to this, the Student Union runs more than 100 sports clubs and societies. There are on-campus cafes and bars, and a family club for the partners and children of international students to help them to make friends and feel included in campus life.

Brunel’s award-winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) holds an annual international careers fair, attended by leading companies, along with regular employment related workshops for international students.

The University also offers a range of scholarships for international students.

What Students Say:

“The thing that appealed to me about Brunel was that the campus is ideally located outside of central London, which means living costs are not too expensive. Probably the greatest experience since I started my course at Brunel is that I have been treated respectfully. I also quickly realised that my voice is important here and everybody wants to hear what i have to say.”

Jingjing from China, MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations

Quick Facts

  • Carried out in all UK universities in 2008, the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged 82% of Brunel’s research to be of international standing
  • One of Brunel’s most distinctive features is the commitment to including periods of work experience – sandwich placements – in many courses to help students develop the practical knowledge and skills required to succeed in the competitive graduate job market
  • Brunel graduates enjoy the 13th highest starting salaries in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Good University Guide. Their average salary of £22,323 is almost £3,000 more than the national average
  • Brunel Engineering is ranked top 20 in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, 2020)
  • Brunel Business School awarded Business School of the Year (Times Higher Education 2013)
  • Many Brunel programmes have external validation/accreditation from professional bodies, for example, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering and Physiotherapy
  • Located in Uxbridge on the outskirts of London, Brunel is one of the very few campus-based universities within the M25
  • Brunel’s Disability and Dyslexia Service has received national awards and accolades in recent years reflecting the quality of the service
  • Brunel’s sports facilities rank amongst the best in the UK. Many students, graduates and staff have represented their countries at the Olympic Games and World Championships as competitors and coaches



Kingston Lane, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH

Student Testimonials

“The thing that appealed to me about Brunel was that the campus is ideally located outside of central London, which means living costs are not too expensive. Probably the greatest experience since I started my course at Brunel is that I have been treated respectfully. I also quickly realised that my voice is important here and everybody wants to hear what i have to say.”

“When I arrived at Brunel, I had my doubts about how I would be integrated in the community being an international student; however, I was pleasantly surprised by the open mindedness and friendly environment of the staff and students and I was able to meet people from all over the world.”

“I chose Brunel for two reasons: I was really impressed by the quality and number of senior design projects, and as a university with a strong international presence, I thought I would fit in well as an international student. Brunel has an active international student community, which also appealed to me. Living in the same flat with ten new students is definitely an experience every student should have!”

“There were three main reasons I chose to study at Brunel; it's strong ranking, great reputation and close location to London. Making the decision to study Business at Brunel was quite easy. They were one of the London universities to combine learning with practical business experience which will give me invaluable work experience before I graduate. Studying and living on campus has lived up to my expectations too. I have managed to make many new friends from different countries and cultures and it has been great fun.”