Sports scholarships

This article will inform you about the sports scholarships that are available.

As well as a reputation for academic excellence, we also have a history of sporting success. We provide financial and specialist support to student athletes, to help maximise their sporting potential whilst studying at the University of Portsmouth.

We get that as a student athlete you'll need to balance your training and competition, along with the pressure of achieving a high quality degree. We try and help you with this through the support of our sport scholarship scheme.

If you are competing at a regional or international level in your sport, you may be eligible for funding. Around 20 talented student athletes are awarded each year, worth between £2,000 and £6,000 each.

The scheme is open to all students, irrespective of nationality, year of study or academic course. Applications open in the summer, and scholarships are awarded at the start of the academic year in September. Focus is given to sports within the BUCS programme and Olympic and Paralympic sports, with other sports considered on a case by case basis.

Our sports scholarship programme runs on three levels:

  • Development scholarships - To apply for this scholarship level, you must be an athlete who has Regional or National representation in any sport, or can demonstrate the ability to be a national representative for any sport that is not considered one of our 'Performance Sports'.

  • High Performance scholarships - To apply for this scholarship, you must be an athlete who has National representation or is on the NGB performance pathway in one of our 'Performance Team Sports'.

  • Elite scholarships - To apply for this scholarship, you must have the potential to compete internationally on the world stage at European Championships, the Olympics or Paralympic games.

All of our Sport Scholarships provide student athletes with the below benefits, such as access to our sports facilities, physiotherapy, expert sports advice and analysis, strength and conditioning coaching, one-on-one mentor support as well as clothing!

  • FINANCIAL BURSARIES from £250 up to £3,000
  • 1-TO-1 COACHING
  • 1-TO-1 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SESSIONS
  • EXPERT SPORTS NUTRITION ADVICE
  • FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP AND ACCESS TO FACILITIES
  • FREE PHYSIOAND SPORTS MASSAGE
  • MEDIA PROMOTION AND EXPERIENCE
  • EXPERT SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY ADVICE
  • BUCS AFFILIATION FOR YOUR SPORTS CLUB
  • REGULAR 1-TO-1 MENTORING
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITY
  • LIFESTYLE SUPPORT
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH BRANDED SPORTS KIT

To apply, or for more information, just head to our website.

Contact us

E: sport@port.ac.uk

W: sport.port.ac.uk

T: 023 9284 5555

F: @UOPsport

I: @UOPsport

T: @UOPsport