Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Athletes from Bournemouth University in the UK

Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Athletes from Bournemouth University in the UK

United Kingdom 31 Aug 2020
Bournemouth University

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Bournemouth University in the UK offers scholarships to athletes enrolled in bachelor and postgraduate programs. These scholarships are designed to provide applicants with the funding they need to develop their sporting abilities and take them to the next level. Athletes receiving a scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS program (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at regional, national or international levels.

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

  • 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 program).
  • Commit to continuing to develop in the sporting arena in all aspects of Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental and Lifestyle of sport and to engage fully with support programs provided by the university.


  • To maintain a strong engagement with all aspects of your academic pathway and form good relationships with lecturers and course leaders.
  • Compete for BU in BUCS Domestic Championships and represent English Universities or British Universities when selected.
  • Always portray BU and SportBU in a positive light and wear the SportBU kit at all competitions and photo opportunities.
  • Attend pre-season training which would start in the 1st or 2nd week of September.
  • To attend, support and promote sport-specific training sessions run by SportBU.
  • You will be expected to maintain current performance levels in training and competition and to challenge/aspire to the next level or be able to demonstrate the potential to compete at these levels.
  • You may be asked to write blogs and/or produce vlogs prior, providing information about your profile and success during and after competitions for promotional purposes.
  • Attend the initial scholarship welcome evening and all other workshops provided.
  • You may be asked to attend Open Days and/or community events and also Sporting Patrons welcome the evening.
  • Meet with the Sports Performance Manager 2-3 times per season.
  • Completion of the Sports Scholar Profile Template shared via Dropbox (Weekly plan, annual plan, long term plan, development goals, performance aims, and finances).
  • Commit to photographic sessions and allow these photos to be used for promotional purposes.

Scholarship Value:

The Scholarship value is £500 to £5,000, to cover coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses or/or support services.

Selection Criteria:

The selection will be made on the basis of merit, according to the following points:

  • Reaching the minimum standards of the criteria.
  • Evidencing and/or showing the ability to completing all responsibilities.
  • Comments from the referee(s).
  • Ability to compete in BUCS recognized sport.
  • Whether you are in a Junior and/or Senior National/International squad and competing at that level (Individual athletes).
  • Whether you are in a regional squad or above and competing at that level (Team Sports athletes).

About Bournemouth University:

Bournemouth University in the UK has more than 19,000 students are is ranked as one of the top 200 young universities in the world. Its vision is to be recognized worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. It includes the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Media and Communication and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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