About the Scholarship Programme

What is the sports scholarship?

The sports scholarship is a programme that offers students at the University of Leicester additional support so that they may continue their sporting lives alongside their academic students while at Leicester. The programme consists of a number of elements across different areas that look to help a student reach their potential. The sports scholarship at the University of Leicester is split into 3 categories, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Sports Scholarship Programme Offer

Scholarship Breakdown

Scholarship Programme Eligibility and Criteria

You must:

  • Have applied for any full-time undergraduate/postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester for the 2017/18 academic year and selected us as your FIRM choice or be a current registered student for the 2017/18 academic year.
  • Be able to demonstrate your sporting achievements

  • Provide a valid reference from a suitable adult e.g. coach or teach at your school or college
  • Be an ambassador for your sport with a commitment to supporting the development and performance of the relevant University sports clubs for your sport (in place)
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to striving for personal excellence
  • Meet the minimum grade requirements of your offer from the University of Leicester

Additional Requirements (Scholarship specific)

Silver

  • Hold a current performance level equal or equivalent to "county or regional standard" for your sport.

Gold

  • Hold a performance level equal or equivalent to "National Representation" for your sport within the last 18 months.

Platinum

  • Hold a performance level equal or equivalent to "International standard" for your sport within the last 18 months.

Provided you fulfil all the above requirements, we will accept applications from a wide variety of sports.

Whilst we do have target sports as a University we do endeavour to support all BUCS sports where possible.

For informal enquiries please contact Liz Jennings

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