University of Exeter Sports Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Students

Sports Scholarships

Study Subject: Any field
Level: Undergraduate (Bachelors), Postgraduate (masters)
Employer: University of Exeter
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description:
The University of Exeter offers Sports Scholarships, tailored to the needs of the individual athlete, of upto £2000 plus additional support services and coaching per year to international students of high ability upto a cash equivalent of upwards of £3500.

The University of Exeter Sports Scholarship Scheme is one of the most prestigious in the UK, helping the best student athletes reach their full potential. The scheme provides a comprehensive support package and is tailored to suit the needs of each individual athlete.

Sports Scholarships are available to the most outstanding student athletes who show evidence of achievement at national or international level. Many of these graduating scholars have progressed to a professional level in their chosen sport and represented their respective countries on the global stage.

Sports Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current students. Every Sports Scholar must be a student at the University of Exeter and compete for the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events.

Emphasis is placed on awarding scholarships to athletes competing in one of the school's Focus Sports, however, performers from any sport recognised by the Athletic Union will be considered.

Scholarships are only offered to students who have gained a place or normal admission to a course at the University of Exeter. No special reduction in entry criteria is offered as part of the scholarship and all offers of a place on the scheme are subject to receiving an offer at the University.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating institutions
University of Exeter, Exeter; United Kingdom.

Fields of study
All undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in any field of study offered at the University of Exeter

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor / provider

Sponsorship duration
The Scholarship awards will be awarded per year of study

Scholarship benefits
Sports scholarships are awarded annually and tailored to the needs of the individual. They include a cash sum for sporting expenses up to £2,000 a year for exceptional athletes.

The amount awarded depends on your:
  • chosen sport,
  • achievements,
  • ability and potential to develop during your time at Exeter.
A full package of support services and coaching equating to a cash equivalent upwards of £3,500 is also provided as part of each award.

The school also offers Individual High Performance Bursaries up to £500 per athlete. These bursaries may be awarded at the discretion of the High Performance Unit in conjunction with the school's sports specific directors and high performance sport managers. Funds may be used to help cover sporting expenses throughout the season for representative commitments and training camps. Further details are available upon request.

Method of Application
Applications to the Sports Scholarship Scheme takes three stages.

Online applications will be accepted from 1st October 2015 and need to be submitted by 31st March 2016.

The Sports Scholarship Panel assesses all applications and invite shortlisted candidates to formally apply to the second stage of the scheme’s application process at the end of May. This application requires a more detail submission accompanied by two sports specific references.

In most circumstances short-listed applicants will receive an invitation in mid July to attend a sports specific screening at the University during pre-season training in September. Following this, a final decision on awards will be made at the beginning of October. If successful with your application, you will be assigned a level of award and notified on what you will need to do next.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information on how to apply, and to access the online application form (where you will be required to fill in your Personal Details, Education Background, Course Details, Sports Details, and other data).

Completed online application forms will be accepted from 1st October 2015 and need to be submitted initially by the 31st March 2016 for 2016/17 entry. The final scholarship application deadline may be 31st May 2016.

Late applications may be considered up to the end of May, following consultation with the University of Exeter Sport High Performance Unit in order to avoid disappointing any potential sports stars.

The school is committed to ensuring that high achieving students will be able to study for an undergraduate or a graduate degree at the University of Exeter irrespective of their financial background.

In the main, the Sports Scholarship Scheme is funded centrally by the University High Performance Programme. However, University alumni alongside several key performance partners, both local and national sponsors, also show great generosity by financing several individual scholarships.

Funding bodies have strict criteria and competition for awards can be fierce. Therefore it is worth remembering to follow any instructions for how to make an application and make sure you apply before the deadline.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2016 (31 May 2016?)
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application
Further Scholarship Information and Application (Univ of Exeter Sports Scholarship website)

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