We understand the pressures and challenges of combining university studying with elite level sport.

All student athletes in our sporting performance programmes benefit from our unrivalled support and ethos of sporting development.

Performance squad members receive thousands of pounds worth of support, incorporating coaching, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, sports science, nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and academic flexibility. In addition to this incredible support, our sport scholarships provide direct financial support. 

  • up to £5,000 per year
  • free Loughborough Sport Gold membership, which includes membership of Powerbase, one of the country’s largest strength and conditioning gyms
  • free Athletic Union club membership
  • campus parking permit
We have performance programmes for athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cycling, football, hockey, netball, rugby union, squash, swimming, tennis, triathlon and women's wheelchair basketball.
The sports scholarships pages will provide you with up-to-date information on each scholarship, broad eligibility criteria and details on how to be considered.

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 24 May 2024.

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