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UoM Sport

UoM Sport Scholarship

Sport Scholarships are awarded to help you balance your journey as a junior international athlete alongside studying at The University of Manchester.

The focus of the package is around support services that enable you to manage your time effectively and utilise support services, like Strength and Conditioning, Physiotherapy and Lifestyle Support, to help you be your best.

The package

  • Up to £1500 towards training or competition expenses
  • Annual gym pass for Armitage Sports Centre or Sugden
  • Athletic Union club membership
  • 1–2–1 sessions with our expert Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Physiotherapy from our full-time University / TASS Physiotherapist
  • Mentoring / Lifestyle support
  • Sports scholarship kit
  • Access to workshops
  • Promotion of your success
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador for your sport


  • A University of Manchester full-time/part-time undergraduate/postgraduate student OR a prospective student who has received a conditional/unconditional offer and is commencing study in that same year.
  • Competing at a minimum of Junior National level on a recognised player pathway for your sport (which must be a Talent-funded Sport England/UK Sport recognised sport, or equivalent for Overseas applications).
  • An ambassador for your sport with a commitment to supporting the development and performance of the relevant University Sports Club for your sport (in an agreed capacity)
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to striving for personal excellence which needs to be defined in this application.
  • Able to demonstrate Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART) sporting and educational goals which need to be defined in this application.
  • Overseas Scholarship only - Be an athlete based outside of the United Kingdom (European Union or International Students may apply)

How to apply

  • Please complete the word application form and return along with a reference, supporting evidence and a National Governing Body letter of recommendation by e-mail to
  • New applications are reviewed at the start of each month. Applicants will receive a response from the Performance Sport Officer shortly afterwards.