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 04/06/2018 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University of Birmingham Sport Scholarship programme offers the opportunity for talented student-athletes, competing at a junior international level within their sport/discipline, to not only access a wide range of specialist support services that will help them develop and achieve their sporting goals, but also find and manage the balance between their sporting and academic endeavours.

Value of Award

A UBSport Scholarship can be valued at between £4000 to £8000, depending on the individual and level of representation. Each scholarship is tailored to the student-athlete and their needs and demands, including unlimited sports medicine support, as well as access to sports science, strength and conditioning and performance lifestyle support. In addition to these services, each scholar also receives three expense payments per academic year and access to additional funding pots if deemed necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

Student-athletes competing at a junior international standard or above within an Olympic and/or BUCS-scoring sport are eligible to apply for a UBSport Scholarship. This includes students of all nationalities and years of study, as well as those on post-graduate courses.

How to Apply

Application forms are available to download and submit on the UBSport Scholarships web page. Applications tend to open in December of every year and close the following June, prior to the beginning of the new academic year in September.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, and our aim to recruit the very best student-athletes in the country, we tend to split the application process into two waves:

  • Wave 1 interviews tend to take place in late-February;
  • Wave 2 interviews tend to take place in early-July. 


Hugh Sproston

Helen Waters

0121 414 6484