Sports Performance Awards

Sports Performance Awards (SPA) are available to all incoming applicants who have competed at county level and above within their sport (or equivalent).  


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Each successful applicant will receive an award to the value of £1,000 in services a year, for the three years of their study, dependent on upholding a minimum of 2:1 academic progression. All applicants should be applying for a full-time undergraduate programme and starting their course in September 2014.


Sports Performance Award Annual award £1,000
A 12 month peak gym and swim membership with personal sports training programme
Access to weekly strength and conditioning sessions, coached circuits sessions and erformance Gym sessions
Access to 60 free fitness classes per year
Access to free physiotherapy treatment and sports doctor consultation when injured via club training or BUCS match
Squad fitness testing
Access from level 1 or above coaching qualifications (or similar courses)
50% discount (up to the value of £100) on Kukri sports clothing
Team building and personal development opportunities including workshops on healthy eating and lifestyle at the University's Raymond Priestley Centre in the Lake District


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Who can apply?

Please be aware that these awards are supplemental to the University of Birmingham Sport Scholarships, which are aimed at student-athletes already competing at least at a Junior National or International level of competition.

You cannot receive a Sports Scholarship and a Sports Performance Award simultaneously, therefore please apply for the package you feel you are most eligible for according the information detailed on this page.


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How to apply

Applications are currently closed. Once they open, application forms will be available to download from this page.

You must have received an offer from the University of Birmingham in order to submit an application.

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