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The University of Birmingham Sport supports around 30 individual athletes annually across a range of tailored sport scholarships programmes. Our dedicated Scholarships team work holistically with specialist practitioners to develop athletes. The team works collectively with the Performance Centre to support and promote dual-career athletes.

The Scholarships department have formed strong links with academic departments, coaches and governing bodies to ensure that athletes are supported from all angles. Through promoting and maintaining a high performance environment, the Scholarships team facilitates the progress of the scholars into senior-international and elite level sport.

The University of Birmingham has long been one of the premier academic institutes in the UK; as one of the top universities for sports it is an ideal place to combine sport with a well respected programme of study.

Sport Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.



Application for an Individual Sport Scholarship Award (2021-2022)

Please complete the form below to apply for the Scholarship. You may wish to have your supporting statement and records of your sporting achievements prepared before starting the form. If you are an incoming student and apply on or before Thursday 28 January, your application will be considered in the first wave. (Please note: if you are a returning student, you will only be considered in the second wave of applications.) All other applications received after 28/01/2021 will be considered in Wave 2 and you will therefore hear from us in June. By completing this form, you are consenting to University of Birmingham contacting you regarding sport scholarships. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Review UoB Sport & Fitness' Privacy Policy at the bottom of our website.


Please include your full postcode

(If applicable - 10 digit number in format 123-456-7890)

If applicable

(e.g. Unconditional / ABB)

(e.g. Sport & Exercise Science, BC17)

(Please note whether UK or Home Country and which age-group)

Please list your major achievements in your sport over the past three years, starting with the most recent. Please detail your age, level, year and event. Please be reassured that, where applicable, we will take in to account the impact of Covid-19 upon competitive opportunities and selections.

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify amount and period of provision.

Please explain how you would benefit from a UoB Sport & Fitness Sport Scholarship and why you think you are deserving of the award. Please include references to our specialist sport services & financial support, and how they would influence your long- and short-term goals.

Quotation marks icon Before coming to the University of Birmingham my biggest achievements were with the GB Senior Team, winning silver medals at the European and Commonwealth Games. I chose Birmingham for the standard of the hockey coaching and team. Whilst studying, the sport scholarship allows me to continue training at a high standard and improve my future potential. The specialist support provided by the Performance Team – strength and conditioning, physiology, nutrition, lifestyle and physiotherapy support can only help my long term aims.

Lily Owsley MBE – Sport Scholar, Hockey (Rio 2016 Olympics Gold)