UoB Sport Scholarship

Level of study
Any Postgraduate, Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 01/06/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Every year, athletes who are part of the University of Birmingham’s Sport Scholarship programme raise the bar in the competitive sport by setting records, winning national championships and competing for the international titles.

The UoB Sport Scholarship is our flagship award on which we currently support 30 student-athletes competing at junior international level and above.

For further information, please visit the UoB Sport Scholarships website.

Value of Award

The value of a UoB Sport Scholarship varies depending on an individual assessment of each student-athlete.

The award will include:

  • Three individual expense payments per academic year to subsidise the cost of training, competitions and general living costs
  • Full annual Sport & Fitness Core Peak membership that includes full access anytime to the gym, swimming and squash facilities
  • Additional funding available for one to one specialist coaching and international representation abroad
  • Provision of scholar kit and athlete resources
  • A tailored athlete profiling day, including a sport-specific screening and practitioner consultations, to identify athlete requirements
  • An individual strength and conditioning programme and access to our new performance gym
  • Sport science support from a full-time team, consisting of Sport Nutrition, Sport Physiology and Sport Psychology
  • A dedicated lifestyle mentor

Eligibility Criteria

Student-athletes competing at a junior international standard or above within a BUCS/Olympic or BUCS/Commonwealth Games sport. Students of all nationalities and years of study are eligible to be considered for a sport scholarship, including those on post-graduate courses. Please be reassured that, where applicable, we will take in to account the impact of Covid-19 upon competitive opportunities and selections.

How to Apply

Applications for the UoB Sport Scholarship Programme open in December of every year and close the following June, ahead of the beginning of the new academic year in September.

Scholarship Application Timeline for 2022 entry

  • Wave 1 Application Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022 (Please Note: Wave 1 is only open to incoming undergraduate or postgraduate applicants)
  • Wave 1 Interviews: 23-25 February 2022
  • Wave 2 Application Deadline: June 2022 (date TBC)
  • Wave 2 Interviews: June/July 2022 (dates TBC)

You can apply online using the UoB Sport Scholarship application form.


Hugh Sproston

0121 4144117