Sports scholarships (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, EU or International)
These scholarships are part of the largest high-performance sports programme in the UK, which supports and sends athletes to Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate (taught)
Number of awards
Up to 18
Value of awards
Eligibility and availability
These scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, EU and International students who meet the sport-specific qualification criteria and who meet or exceed their academic conditions for entry.
Sports scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Undergraduate Choice Scholarship, the UK Alumni Scholarship and the International Undergraduate Awards but cannot normally be combined with any other University scholarship. The Sports scholarship can be applied in addition to the EU Undergraduate Scholarship and EU Postgraduate Scholarship in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 academic years.
Scholarships are awarded in the form of fee waivers and are for each year of study, so undergraduates would receive the £2,000 fee waiver for each of the four years of an Honours degree. As undergraduate students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible for a full Honours year fee waiver, the sports scholarship is only applicable to the first three years of their course.
How to apply
Up to 18 scholarships in football, golf, swimming, tennis and triathlon will be awarded, each with a value of £2,000 (undergraduate) or £4,000 (postgraduate) per year of study. Other sporting
Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of academic merit and sporting achievement.