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Sport Scholarships

We are offering a variety of sport scholarships for the 2017/18 academic 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

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Application deadlines

The first deadline for applications was Thursday 1st June 2017. The deadline for late applications is October 1st 2017.

It is recommended that all prospective students apply as early as possible.


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

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Application deadlines

The first deadline for applications was Thursday 1st June 2017. The deadline for late applications is October 1st 2017.

It is recommended that all prospective students apply as early as possible.


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
  • Premier Membership to the Fitness and Conditioning Suite

  • Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • Scholar Kit

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Application deadlines

The first deadline for applications was Thursday 1st June 2017. The deadline for late applications is October 1st 2017.

It is recommended that all prospective students apply as early as possible.


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

Applying for the scholarship

There is no application form for the Performance Squad Support Package. Students will be awarded the scholarship through squad trials.

Full eligibility criteria

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

Successful applicants will be provided with an athlete agreement outlining the services provided and the expectations of all scholars.

Please note: meeting the above criteria does not mean automatic award of sports scholarship. Priority will be given to BUCS sports.

For more information please contact Sports Performance officer Harry Scott by emailling  harry.scott@stmarys.ac.uk.