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


  • Three individual expense payments per academic year to subside the cost of training, competitions and general living costs.
  • Full annual peak gym and swim memberships at the new Sport & Fitness club
  • 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


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.”


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


Sport Scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now CLOSED.

Scholarship Application timelime

  • Wave 1 Deadline: Friday 24th January 2020 (Please note: Wave 1 is only open to incoming undergraduate or postgraduate applicants)
  • Wave 1 Interviews: 17-19th February 2020
  • Wave 2 Deadline: Monday 1st June 2020
  • Wave 2 Interviews: TBC July 2020

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