Since its inception in 1994, the University of Birmingham Sport Scholarship scheme has helped hundreds of student-athletes to maximise their potential.


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UBSport currently offer around 40 University of Birmingham Sport scholarships per annum. There are a variety of scholarships available (see list to the left).

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. 


Benefits of UBSport scholarships:

1  Annual peak membership to the gym and swimming pool

2  Free access to sport specific training facilities

3  Access to sports science and sports medicine support service

4  Access to strength and conditioning coaching and gym

5  High performance coaching 

6  Performance athlete life skills workshop and allocated mentor for lifestyle support

8  Funding towards cost of equipment, compeitions and training

Five reasons why performance athletes choose Birmingham:

1  Individualised and cutting-edge sports scholarship programme

2  Top three university for sport

3  Full-time team of specialist practitioners 

4  Distinguished coaching staff 

5  Top class academic reputation 



Each month we award one of our scholars with the 'Performance of the Month' title to celebrate their outstanding performance and commitment to sport.

See who this month's Performance of the Month went to here. 

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Illutsrious alumni scholars  

Hannah England

1500m silver medallist World Championships 2011

Louise Hazel

Heptathlon gold medallist Commonwealth Games 2010

Non Stanford

Triathlon World Champion

Chrissie Wellington

Four time Ironman World Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011)

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Mike Sweeney, GB U23 representative: 'The scholarship team have had a major impact on my success, it's definitely a set-up that you can come into and excel within.'

Mike Sweeney testimonial