Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship

Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship – BU Sport Scholarship 2023-2024

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The Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship – BU Sport Scholarship is available to high-level sporting athletes coming to study at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level at BU. The scholarship is designed to provide you with the funding you need to develop your sporting abilities and take them to the next level.

You can apply for up to £5,000 of funding and put this money towards coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses, and/or support services.

Before you apply for the Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship, you must demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, and be part of a Regional, National, and/or International squad and compete at that level.

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Athletes receiving a BU Sport Scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS programme (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at the regional, national, or international level. Individual athletes will also need to be competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme.

BU Sport Scholarship 2023-2024 Summary

  1. Value: £500 to £5,000
  2. The number available: 45-50
  3. Need to fill in an application: Yes
  4. Application deadline: 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to meet with the Sports Performance Manager to assess how the funds will help you throughout the year, commit to attending 75% of training sessions, represent BU in sporting competitions where possible to raise the profile of SportBU’s activities and to be featured in marketing materials.

Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship Criteria

To be awarded a financial and/or support services BU Sport Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a student at Bournemouth University who has received and accepted an offer of a place
    on an undergraduate or postgraduate course and have completed a minimum of 60 credits
    per year
  • Demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, be part of a Regional, National, and/or
    International squad and compete at this level (individual athletes will also need to be
    competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme)
  • Commit to continuing to develop in the sporting arena in all aspects of Technical, Tactical,
    Physical, Mental, and Lifestyle of your sport and to engage fully with our support
    programmes
  • Ensure your application is supported by an online reference from a High-Performance Coach
    or National Governing Body coach. If you are applying for a sport that sits outside our
    performance BUCS programme, you will need to ensure that two references are sent
    alongside your application.

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Application deadline

The Bournemouth University Sport Scholarship application deadline is 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.

Click here to start your BU Sport scholarship application online.

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