Since its inception in 1994, the University of Birmingham Sport Scholarship scheme has been pivotal in developing hundreds of talented student-athletes to realize and reach their performance potential. Our philosophy focuses not only on the development of talent but also the skill set needed to progress and maintain peak performance at professional level. From an interdisciplinary approach, the scholars are supported from every angle of sport science, sports medicine and athlete education. Our scholarship programme emphasizes individual needs and provides a dynamic, unique and individualized support package to each athlete.
We are proud to have the following illustrious alumni from our scholarship programme:
UBSport currently offer around 40 University of Birmingham Sport scholarships per annum, in a gold, silver and bronze format, as well as supporting the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the Royal and Ancient Golf Bursary Scheme.
Five reasons why performance athletes choose Birmingham:
Individualized and cutting edge scholar programme
Top two university for sport
Full time team of comprehensive support staff
Competitive sports scholarship scheme
Top class academic reputation
Current international students include World and European Bronze medallist Susie Gilbert (Hockey), U19 mixed doubles National Champion Alyssa Lim (Badminton) and European Junior medallists James Wilkinson and Nick Goolab (Cross Country).
In 2010 one current student and seven alumni competed at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, bringing back a gold, silver and bronze between them.
In 2008 three alumni competed at the Beijing Olympics, with many more on track to compete in London 2012.