International Sporting Excellence Scholarship

In each academic year:

In each academic year these scholarships are for up to 6 students demonstrating sporting excellence - An ‘Elite performer’ financial support package would be available for up to £3000 funding towards competitions, training costs and equipment. A ‘Talented performer’ financial support package would be available to students competing at county level or above with the potential to progress to be awarded up to £1500 over 3 years.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

These scholarships are open to applicants from any country. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in sporting achievement.

Applicants must have accepted an offer of a place on a full-time taught programme at University College Birmingham and the chosen programme should be of at least one year's duration and leading to an academic award at Higher Education level. Applicants must not previously have been enrolled on the programme concerned, previously been enrolled on a FdA programme at the University in the same subject area (if entering the final year of a first degree programme) or have previously received a scholarship from the University.

The award of a Sporting Excellence Scholarship is subject to any necessary visa clearance by the UK immigration authorities. An offer of a Sporting Excellence Scholarship will be made to successful applicants and this offer may be used as evidence to the UK authorities of certain costs being met. However if a visa is not permitted the Scholarship will be withdrawn and there is no automatic reconsideration at any future point.

Applications Procedure

Applicants must complete the standard application form. Ensure that the category of scholarship applied for is clearly noted and provide full documentary evidence of sporting/arts excellence with the application.

Scholarship Application Form

Applications must be sent to:

Scholarships,
Registry,
University College Birmingham,
Summer Row,
Birmingham,
B3 1JB
United Kingdom

Application Dates

Although there are a limited number of scholarships in this category each year, applications can be considered for entry as soon as you have applied for a place on an undergraduate (FdA, FdSc, BA or BSc) programme at University College Birmingham. Applications will be considered in strict turn and, as there is only a small number of these scholarships available, early applications are more likely to be successful.