University of Exeter
University of Exeter


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South England

University of Exeter


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South England


Sports Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship Name Sports Scholarship Scheme
Academic Year 2021
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 May 2021

Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year have now opened, with applications closing on 31st May 2021. Please follow the information and instructions on how to apply here.  

The University of Exeter Sports Scholarship Scheme is one of the most prestigious in the UK, helping the best student athletes reach their full potential. The scheme provides a comprehensive support package and is tailored to suit the needs of each individual athlete. Many of our graduating scholars have progressed to a professional level in their chosen sport and represented their respective countries on the global stage.

The Scholarship Scheme provides three seperate awards for a student athlete to be supported through, these are;

Sport Scholarship - awarded anually to international level athletes competing in one of our eight Performance Sports. 

Sport Performance Bursary - awared anually to international level athletes (including a national ranking if applicable) competing for an AU recognised sport that is not a performance sport. 

Partnership Bursary - awarded annually to athletes competing for one of our recognised partners in one of our eight performance sports.


Sports Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current students. Every Sports Scholar must be a student at the University of Exeter and compete for the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events.


  • International Level Representation within a recognised Olympic NGB Pathway (Age Group U19 upwards), plus sport specific requirements 
  • In addtiotion to the above, have a National Ranking (if applicable)
  • Ability to represent the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events
  • Continuation of National/International Competition whilst studying at the University

Scholarships are only offered to students who have gained a place or normal admission to a course at the University of Exeter. No special reduction in entry criteria is offered as part of the scholarship and all offers of a place on the scheme are subject to receiving an offer at the University.

How to Apply 

Applications for each award are submitted via the Sport Scholarship Scheme Application and, dependent on success, the applicant will be notified of the award provided. 

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