Sports Scholarships

We are offering a variety of sport scholarships for the 2017/18 acedmic year for talented athletes at different levels on the performance pathway.

Our scholarships include a wide range of support services that enable athletes to successfully train, compete and study in a performance environment.

The scholarships are open to students in all years of study and aim to support athletes in reaching their dual career-athlete potential.

Elite Performance

This scholarship is for athletes that have represented their country at international level in the last 12 months.

The annual award is valued up to £3,750 and the package includes:

  • £3,000 Cash award
  • Premier Membership to the Fitness and Conditioning Suite
  • Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation provision
  • Access to the Performance Athlete Workshop Series
  • Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Scholar Kit

Please note: The deadline for applications is Thursday 1st June 2017



High Performance

This scholarship is for athletes who are aspiring to represent their country at senior international level and represented their country at age group level in the last 12 months.

The annual award is valued up to £2,000 and the package includes:

  • £1,500 Cash award
  • Premier Membership to the Fitness and Conditioning Suite
  • Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation provision
  • Access to the performance athlete workshop series
  • Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Scholar Kit

Please note: The deadline for applications is Thursday 1st June 2017



British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Talented Athlete

This scholarship is for athletes who are currently representing their National Governing Body at regional level or higher and who can significantly contribute to St Mary's BUCS performance.

The annual award is valued up to £750 and the package includes:

  • Membership to the Fitness and Conditioning Suite
  • Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation provision
  • Access to the performance athlete workshop series
  • Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Scholar Kit

Please note: The deadline for applications is Saturday 1st October 2017



Performance Squad Support Package

This scholarship is for selected athletes representing St Mary's University's performance squads in BUCS competitions determined by the Performance coach in each sport through pre-season selection (Rugby League, Rugby Union, Ladies Football, Athletics).

The annual award is valued up to £700 and the package includes:

  • High Performance Coaching
  • Premier Membership to the Fitness and Conditioning Suite
  • Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation provision
  • Access to the performance athlete workshop series
  • Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Performance Analysis

Please note: there is no application form for the Performance Squad Support Package. Students will be awarded the scholarship through sport trials.


St Mary's University Coaching Bursary

This bursary aims to support our students gain sports coaching, officiating and first aid qualifications. The bursary aims to:

  • Increase the number of qualified coaches in the University
  • Increase the number of qualified officials in the University
  • Increase the number of qualified first aid personnel in student sport clubs
  • Improve the quality of coaching offered in student sport clubs
  • Strengthen and extend coaching activity in student sport clubs
  • Increase the number of students volunteering in sport


Scholarship Eligibility

Sports scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and to be eligible students must:

  • Meet the specific competitive requirements outlined in the scholarship being applied for
  • Currently be a full time student at the university or have been made an offer of a place to study on a full time foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at St Mary's University
  • Select  St Mary's University as a firm choice
  • Register on a full time undergraduate/foundation degree course at St Mary's University in September 2017

* Please note that meeting the above criteria does not mean automatic award of sports scholarship. Priority will be given to BUCS sports.
** Successful applicants will be provided with an athlete agreement outlining the services provided and the expectations of all scholars