TASS Scholarship

Level of study
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
None. Open all year.

Award Description

Birmingham is a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) hub, one of only 9 hubs in the country and is well recognised for good practise in student-athlete support.

TASS is a government funded programme which awards scholarships (value varies by sport) to talented athletes who are committed to combining their academic studies with high-performance sport. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and individuals are nominated by their National Governing Body (NGB).

  • Learn more about the TASS Scholarship

Value of Award

The value of the scholarship will vary depending on your sport, however in general the award will offer the following:

  • Access to specialist support services at the University (sports science, sports medicine, and S&C);
  • Access to training facilities;
  • Funding towards elite coaching, competition, training costs and equipment;
  • Mentoring;
  • Series of talented athlete lifestyle workshops.

TASS athletes at Birmingham also receive all the benefits of a UBSport Scholarship including free gym membership and swimming pool access.

Eligibility Criteria

Scholars may study in any subject, and a variety of Paralympic, winter and summer sports are considered. In order to be considered, you must be achieving national recognition in a sport at least at U18 level.

How to Apply

Nominations usually take place between July and September. For further details please visit the TASS website or contact your National Governing Body (NGB).


Luke Gunn

0121 414 4519