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.


Gold award | Silver award | Bronze award | Who can apply? | How to apply | Contact us


UBSport offers gold, silver and bronze scholarships depending on your current level of competition. See below for details of each scholarship tier including requirements and benefits. 


Gold award Annual award £6,000
Selection criteria: Student athletes competing at Senior International standard. 
What does the gold award offer?

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Silver award Annual award £5,000
Selection criteria: Student athletes competing at junior international or senior national standard.
What does the silver award offer?

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Bronze award Annual award £3,500
Selection criteria: Student athletes competing at national standard or currently representing their county and have been talent ID by NGB as potential national standard athlete.
What does the bronze award offer?

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Who can apply for a UBSport scholarship?

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.


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How to apply

The application process for 2015-16 is now closed. Applications will open for 2016-17 in January 2016. 


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Contact us

If you have a question about UBSport scholarships or would like to find out more please contact:

Sport Scholarship Manager - Hugh Sproston
t:+44 121 414 6484 / e:

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Lauren Howarth, GB Junior International: 'If I had gone to another university and studied medicine without the support of my course and the scholarships team here, I have no doubt I would have missed out on competing for Great Britain as I have in the past year.'

Lauren Howarth testimonial

Tom Hickman, Karate World Junior #1 and British Senior representative: 'I would strongly encourage any aspiring sports person to come to Birmingham, the staff are great and have provided all that I have asked of them and have helped me tremendously.'

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