UBSport 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
Closed 01/06/2016 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University awards scholarships each year to National and International level athletes who are studying, or are about to study, at Birmingham. These awards provide financial and specialist support to talented young athletes.

Successful scholarship applicants will be expected to sign a contract accepting the terms and conditions of the programme. As part of the agreement the athlete is expected to compete for the university in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and championships.

Value of Award

This scheme is organised into a bronze, silver and gold package that is valued at £6,000, £5,000 and £3,500 respectively. depending on the level of scholarship. Each package will include a range of benefits including equipment, training and coaching expenses, extended access to facilities, fitness suite/swimming pool membership, athlete profiling, physiotherapy and nuttirional, physiological and sports psychology support.

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarships are open to all students irrespective of nationality or course. Individuals cannot receive both a UBSport scholarship and TASS scholarship in the same academic year but are encouraged to apply for both (if relevant) in the first instance. Scholarship allocation based on level of performance:

  • The Gold Award is for student athletes who compete at a Senior International standard.
  • The Silver Award is for student athletes who compete at a Junior International or Senior National standard.
  • The Bronze Award is for student athletes who compete at a national standard, or who have been talent ID by NGB as potential national standard athlete.

How to Apply

Application forms are available on request or to download from the UBSport Scholarships web page. Once completed, this form should be sent to the sports scholarship team.

Timeline for 2016-17 application process

March 4 Wave 1 application deadline
March 15  Applicants will be notified if they have received an interview
April 4,5 Wave 1 interviews
June 1 Final deadline for scholarship applications
June 24 Applicants will be notified if they have received an interview
July 19,20,21 Wave 2 interviews
July 27 Successful candidates will be informed of final decision
August 18 A level results day - scholarship decisions ratified according to academic entry to University 


Hugh Sproston

0121 414 6484