UBSport Scholarships

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.

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Gold award Silver award Bronze award

How to apply

Application forms are available on request or to download from the right of this page. Send completed forms together with a supporting statement to the sport scholarships team

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.

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.

Applications for incoming students of September 2014 are now open.
Once completed, please return form no later than Monday 16th June.

Gold Award Annual Award £6,000
Selection Criteria Student Athletes competing at Senior International standard.
Equipment, Competition & Training expenses Individual expense budget to contribute to the costs of your equipment, training and competition costs ~ up to £1,500
Coaching Expenses Access to additional funding for 1-2-1 or small group specialist coaching with UBS Head Coach or external specialist coach
Fitness Suite/Swimming Pool Membership Free access to UBS Fitness suite & swimming pool
Training Facilities Access to additional training times free (includes booking a water base pitches, badminton/squash courts/slate hall)
Mentoring/Lifestyle Support Regular meetings with a staff mentor tailored to your needs. Key aspect of scholarship includes advice & support through to academic flexibility.
Educational/Sporting Workshops Access to range of seminars designed for the elite athlete including external speakers.
Athlete Profiling Comprehensive Profiling of athlete - muscular skeletal assessment & S&C movement screening through to sports Psych/nutrition profile to design annual support package
Strength & Conditioning Individually designed S&C programme. Coaching via 1-2-1 & small group sessions by accredited HiPC S&C coaches. Access to track/speed sessions, recovery sessions with ongoing monitoring & testing.
Physiological Support Individualised annual plan of support including access to HiPC Lab for testing & monitoring delivered by accredited staff.
Sports Nutrition Support Access to HiPC team including 1-2-1 sessions with sports nutritionist
Sports Psychology Support Access to HiPC team including 1-2-1 sessions with sports psychologist
Physiotherapy & Sport Massage Providing access to physiotherapy within 48hrs of injury with specialist sports physiotherapists & an agreed programme of sports massage.
Sports Doctor & Medical Referrals Access to HPC sports medic for consultations & referrals within the HPC. Cost of MRI diagnostic scans, blood screening covered where required.
   
Silver Award Annual Award £5,000
Selection Criteria Student Athletes competing at Junior International or Senior National standard.
Equipment, Competition & Training expenses Individual expense budget to contribute to the costs of your equipment, training and competition costs ~ up to £1,000.
Coaching Expenses Access to additional funding for 1-2-1 or small group specialist coaching with UBS Head Coach or external specialist coach
Fitness Suite/Swimming Pool Membership Free access to UBS Fitness suite & swimming pool
Training Facilities Access to additional training times free (includes booking a water base pitches, badminton/squash courts/slate hall)
Mentoring/Lifestyle Support Regular meetings with a staff mentor tailored to your needs. Key aspect of scholarship includes advice & support through to academic flexibility.
Educational/Sporting Workshops Access to range of seminars designed for the elite athlete including external speakers.
Athlete Profiling Comprehensive Profiling of athlete - muscular skeletal assessment & S&C movement screening through to sports Psych/nutrition profile to design annual support package
Strength & Conditioning Individually designed S&C programme. Coaching via 1-2-1 & small group sessions by accredited HiPC S&C coaches. Access to track/speed sessions, recovery sessions with ongoing monitoring & testing.
Physiological Support Individualised annual plan of support including access to HiPC Lab for testing & monitoring delivered by accredited staff.
Sports Nutrition Support Access to HiPC team including 1-2-1 sessions with sports nutritionist
Sports Psychology Support Access to HiPC team including 1-2-1 sessions with sports psychologist
Physiotherapy & Sport Massage Providing access to physiotherapy within 48hrs of injury with specialist sports physiotherapists & an agreed programme of sports massage.
Sports Doctor & Medical Referrals Access to HPC sports medic for consultations & referrals within the HPC. Cost of MRI diagnostic scans, blood screening covered where required.
   
Bronze Award Annual Award £3,500
Selection Criteria Student Athletes competing at national standard or currently representing their county and been talent ID by NGB as potential national standard athlete.
Equipment, Competition & Training expenses Individual expense budget to contribute to the costs of your equipment, training and competition costs ~ up to £700.
Coaching Expenses Access to additional funding for 1-2-1 or small group specialist coaching with UBS Head Coach or external specialist coach
Fitness Suite/Swimming Pool Membership Free access to UBS Fitness suite & swimming pool
Training Facilities Access to additional training times free (includes booking a water base pitches, badminton/squash courts/slate hall)
Mentoring/Lifestyle Support Regular meetings with a staff mentor tailored to your needs. Key aspect of scholarship includes advice & support through to academic flexibility.
Educational/Sporting Workshops Access to range of seminars designed for the elite athlete including external speakers.
Athlete Profiling Comprehensive Profiling of athlete - muscular skeletal assessment & S&C movement screening through to sports Psych/nutrition profile to design annual support package
Strength & Conditioning Individually designed S&C programme. Coaching via small group session by HiPC S&C coaches. Access to track/speed sessions, recovery sessions with ongoing monitoring
Physiological Support Squad testing & monitoring by HiPC team linked to your Sports Club Prog of support.
Sports Nutrition Support Access to small group workshop series.
Sports Psychology Support Access to small group workshop series.
Physiotherapy & Sport Massage Providing access to physiotherapy within 48hrs of injury with specialist sports physiotherapists along with access to sports massage.
Sports Doctor & Medical Referrals Access to sports medic for consultations & referrals within the HiPC