Applications for sports scholarships at University of Birmingham Sport are now open, and will close Friday 6th July 2012. The 2012-13 application form is now available on the UBSport website.
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.
Services provided by the scholarship programme include physiotherapy and massage support, strength and conditioning coaching, access to sports science advice and physiological testing, as well as an expenses budget to help with training and competition costs.
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. Sports scholars are expected to have a professional attitude and an excellent work ethic, and to fully engage with the scholarship programme.
Past scholars include World Championship silver medallist Hannah England (1500m, Daegu 2011) and Commonwealth gold medallist Louise Hazel (Delhi, 2010).
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.
We welcome applications from prospective students, even if they have not yet received an offer, or had a place confirmed at the University. Scholarships are reviewed annually and we encourage applications from any year of study.
For further information please view the sports scholarship brochure to the right of this article, or if you have specific queries please contact Jennifer Savage, Sports Scholarship Manager, at email@example.com or Alison Leonard, Sports Scholarship Officer (UBS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.