University Guide

Brunel University

Located in Uxbridge, Brunel University London, is a public research university  that was founded in 1966. The university was named after Victorian engineer Isambard Brunel and has over 12,900 students across its three colleges. The university is a campus university, meaning that all its accommodation is within a 10-minuite walk of the university and the university is a tube ride away from the city of London.

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Brunel University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Brunel University.

  • Rankings

    Brunel University is ranked by the the Times Higher Education 2024 as being 46th out of 130 universities in the UK.

  • Employability

    94% of graduates from Brunel University are either in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    For UK students the fees will be £9,250, which will cover a full year’s tuition. For international students the fees vary depending on what course you take and other factors. The fees for each course are listed on its course page. more information can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    Find the full information regarding Brunel University scholarships and bursaries here.


Students who have applied for accommodation before the deadline, and met the conditions of their offer to study at Brunel University will be guaranteed accommodation on campus. The on-campus accommodation has a variety of packages, from en-suite to standard rooms with double or single bed options. As a campus university, all university accommodation is a short walk away from campus. Prices range from £133.63 to £235.93 per week depending on the accommodation package that students opt for. Find out more at Brunel accommodation here. Many second and third years live in private accommodation and use accommodation for students to help them find the best properties.

Students' Union

The Union of Brunel Students is at the heart of student life, with the Hamilton Centre begin right on Uxbridge campus. The Union provides a range of services from students support to social activities and societies. The Union also has two venues, the Loco’s bar and the Venue nightclub. The Union of Brunel Students also runs its own student newspaper, named the Brunel Times.

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Brunel University Students' Union
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Famous for

The university has many notable alumni such as comedian Jo Brand, Labour politician John McDonell and actress Sophie McShera. In the past, the university has also been awarded the Queen’s University Prize and is ranked by QS world University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 as being in the top 400 global universities.


The campus at Brunel University London has been recognised, for the fourth consecutive year, as one of the county’s finest green spaces. This is a credit to the highly skilled grounds team who have retained the beauty of the campus throughout the summer.

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"Throughout Uxbridge there is a variety of accommodation, including student houses, student flats, house shares and private halls. Just outside of London, this is the perfect place for students".

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