If you are an elite level athlete studying at Loughborough, you will have access to professional coaching, world-class training facilities, and excellent support in strength and conditioning, sports medicine and sports science. In addition to this, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support of between £500 and £3,500 per year (up to £5,000 per year for exceptional candidates). Our Sports Scholarships also provide access to a performance lifestyle advisor.

In order to apply for a Sports Scholarship you must meet the following eligibility criteria: a confirmed place on a programme of study at Loughborough University, plus, competing at junior international level or higher. Specific criteria by sport are available below. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other University award. 

Scholarship

Tier 3

Tier 2

Tier 1

Athletics Scholarships

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Badminton Scholarships

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Basketball Scholarships (Men)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Basketball Scholarships (Women)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Cricket Scholarships (Men)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Cricket Scholarships (Women)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Football Scholarships (Men)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

N/A

Hockey Scholarships (Men)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Hockey Scholarships (Women)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Netball Scholarships

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Rugby Union Scholarships (Men)

N/A

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Rugby Union Scholarships (Women)

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Squash

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Swimming Scholarships

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Triathlon Scholarships

£500-£1,000

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

Olympic Sport Scholarships

N/A

£1,000-£2,000

£2,000-£3,500

International Sports Student Postgraduate Bursary

We are looking for postgraduate students athletes who can add value to our performance programmes, and compete for Loughborough University in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition.

Our International Sports Student Postgraduate Bursary is a 40% reduction in tuition fees, which have a value of around £8,000 (set against the tuition fees of your chosen postgraduate taught programme ONLY). The bursaries are for those competing at a high level in sport, are funded by Loughborough University and are for self-funding students.

The standard for the award of bursaries is high, and the selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic and sporting achievers, so do ensure that your application is clear, and reflects your academic abilities, sporting achievements and motivation.

Students should submit an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme, and preferably have been offered a conditional place to study before applying for this bursary. We won't consider applications without a postgraduate application number and confirmation of offer.

We currently have performance programmes in athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cycling, football, field hockey, netball, rugby union, swimming, squash, tennis and triathlon. We would also consider lacrosse.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020. All applications will be reviewed after this date, and you will be contacted regarding the outcome by 30 June 2020. We won't make any decisions until after this closing date, so please don't apply too early and not have your most recent achievements to tell us about!

If you have any queries, please contact Ruth Goodfield, Sport Scholarship Manager at sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk

Students in receipt of the Sports Scholarship also have membership to Powerbase Gym and their Athletic Union Club.

Please note: the information detailed in the table above is to be used as a guide only. Competing at these levels does not guarantee receipt of the scholarships.