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Sports Scholarship Scheme

About the award

Sports Scholarships are tailored to the needs of the individual athlete but will include a cash sum for sporting expenses up to £3,000 per year for exceptional athletes. A full package of support services and coaching equating to a cash equivalent of upwards of £3,500 is also provided as part of each award.

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.

Please note that Sports Scholarships can only be awarded to those students who have gained the offer of a place or normal admission to a course based on their academic qualifications to the University of Exeter. You will be asked for your University of Exeter student number upon application. If you do not have a student number you are not eligible to apply. 

Further information

How to apply

Applications for the 2021/22 academic year have now closed. Late applications may be considered up to the end of June, following consultation with the University of Exeter Sport High Performance Team in order to avoid disappointing any potential sports stars.

Completed online application forms will be accepted from 31st October 2021 and need to be submitted initially by the 31st May 2022 for 2022/23 entry. Please click here to complete an online application form.

The Performance Team assesses all applications and invites shortlisted candidates to formally apply to the second stage of the scheme’s application process at the end of June. This application requires a more detailed submission and references. The panel will then meet again to decide upon recommendations for awards.

In most circumstances short-listed applicants will receive an invitation to attend a sports specific pre-season at the University. 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.

For further details on the scheme please contact:

High Performance Team, University of Exeter, Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QN.


Application deadline:31st May 2022
Value:up to £3,000 plus additional support services worth £3,500
Duration of award:per year
Contact: Performance Sport Team