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Brunel University London

Brunel University London, founded in 1966, is the largest campus-based university in London. Home to 14,000 students from over 110 countries worldwide, Brunel offers a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Apply your mind

Ranked within the top 3rd of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2019) your studies are supported by some of the best equipment and facilities around that mirror the world of work, including digital green screens and a flight simulator. You will learn to apply your mind to real-world problems in real-life situations. 

Get ready for work

Brunel has a long tradition of producing graduates who are ready for work. Learn how to write a winning CV and practise interview techniques by taking full advantage of our Professional Development Centre. Our graduates are among the most employable in the UK and they earn good salaries. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 ranks us as one of the country’s top 25 universities for graduate starting salaries. Many of our alumni are now working in top companies around the world including Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC, EY, Sky and Google.

Life on our London Campus 

Located in West London, the campus is beautifully maintained, set within leafy surroundings, and with great travel links too - just 20 minutes from Heathrow airport and 40 minutes from central London. The town of Uxbridge itself has major shopping complexes, boast a wide range of shops, cafes and a nine-screen multiplex cinema.

With everything within a 10-minute walk, the campus provides all you need in one place. You’ll find all the essentials including shops, medical centre, bank and pharmacy. Our regular market offers street food, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and home-made cakes. You’re never far from a place to sit down and catch up with friends, with plenty of cafes on site, including Costa and Starbucks.  

The Union of Brunel students are dedicated to providing you with round the clock entertainment on campus and offers you over 150 clubs and societies to join. In addition, there are plenty of campus events for you to enjoy throughout the year including film nights, fireworks and the Neon 5K run. 


We guarantee on-campus accommodation for the duration of studies for all our International students. We offer a range of rooms to suit different budgets, including en suite and standard self-catering facilities, specially adapted rooms for disabled students and studios for couples. 

If you are interested in studying at Brunel University, contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors today!

Student population: 14,000

Number of international students: 2,900

City population: London - 8.9 million

Location: Uxbridge, West London (approx. 40 mins from Central London)

Closest airports: Heathrow Airport (20 minutes by car from Brunel)

Date of establishment: 1966-2016 sees Brunel celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a year of parties, exhibitions, events and lectures

Areas of expertise:  Engineering and Design, Business, Arts, Social Sciences, Health Sciences

Cost of Tuition per year: from £15,860 per year (2020/21)

Accommodation cost: from £111 per week

Notable alumni:

  • Carl Barât (Drama, 1996)
  • Jo Brand (Social Sciences, 1982)
  • Archie Panjabi (Business Management Studies, 1996)
  • Guillaume Bayens, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (MBA, 1996)
  • Tony Adams, MBE (Sports Sciences, 2006)   
  • Mike Coughlan (Mechanical Engineering, 1981)

Brunel soars up global universities league

Brunel University London climbed 14 places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, and is now placed in the top third of universities worldwide. 

Since 2014, when the QS World University Rankings started, Brunel has risen from a ranking of 360 to a ranking of 332 in the world. 

Brunel campus recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces

For the second consecutive year, Brunel University London has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the country.

The University is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Brunel joins 20 other UK universities awarded in recognition of their well-maintained campuses.

Partner Universities Support Across the Pond Scholarships

Across the Pond is very pleased to announce the Across the Pond Scholarships!

Twelve of our partner universities have very generously allocated funds for Across the Pond applicants, totaling over £130,000 worth of award money for Across the Pond students exclusively. Because these scholarships are exclusive to students using Across the Pond’s services, the chances of obtaining an award are quite high. We strongly encourage students to apply!

The participating universities are as follows:

Brunel’s MSc Occupational Therapy – 1st UK course accredited in the US

Brunel University London has become the first university outside of the United States to be granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, the US agency setting standards in the field since 1923.

Brunel University announces its 2016/2017 International Scholarships!

Brunel University announces 37 International Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year, which offer a 15% reduction on tuition fees for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students who start their studies in September 2016. Applications are due on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:00pm (GMT). 

Brunel has a strong and welcoming community

Name: Shahana - Course: MA Childen, Youth and International Development

I love that Brunel has a strong and welcoming community on campus. I have really enjoyed getting to know and building friendships with people from all around the world.

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There is so much support and knowledge here

Name: Jamie - Course: MA Design Stategy and Innovation

After studying abroad in London previously, I fell in love with Britain. I knew I wanted to come back to study further.

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