Sports Performance Awards

University of Birmingham is pleased to announce 20 brand new ‘Sports Performance Awards’ which are now open for application. These awards are available to all incoming applicants who have competed at a county level and above within their sport (or equivalent thereof).  Ideally individuals would become valuable and influential members of the first team within any of UBSport's sports clubs. Our clubs operate by the mantra of ‘Playing with Pride’ which has seen the University regularly finish in the top 3 institutions each year within the BUCS (British University and Colleges Sport) championship, whilst maintaining our excellent academic standings.

Each successful applicant will receive an award to the value of £1,000 in services a year, for the 3 years of their study, dependant 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.

All interested applicants who have received offers to study at the University should complete the sports performance award application form and return to the Sports Scholarships department by post by no later than Wednesday 7th May, 2014.

Details of sports performance award

benefits of the
sports performance award

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.

Please see Scholarships home page for a thorough breakdown of our scholarship packages. 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.

Sports performance awards Annual award £1,000
Gym & swim package with personal sports training programme

A 12 month full access to gym & swim peak membership 

S&C training sessions Access to weekly strength & conditioning sessions - coached circuits sessions & access to Performance Gym sessions
Active Lifestyle class vouchers Access to 60 fitness classes per year
Medical support Access to free physiotherapy treatment & sport doctor consultation when injured via club training or BUCS match. This would be accessed via referal from triage
Health & fitness profile/assessment Squad fitness testing
Sports coaching course funding Access from level 1 or above coaching qualifications (or similar courses) - provides employment opportunities during year and enhances employability
50% discount on purchases of sports clothing from Kukri Up to £100
Outdoor pursuits weekend Team building and personal development opportunities including workshops on healthy eating and lifestyle at the university's Raymond Priestley Centre in the Lake District