NEW – Department of Sport Student Award at the University of Nottingham, UK 2022

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Department of Sport Student Award at the University of Nottingham, UK 2022

Application for this Program opens:

  •  1 December 2021.

Building the future for student-athletes, the Department of Sport Student Award at the University of Nottingham, UK 2022 is now available to student from across the globe.

As well as a reputation for academic excellence, we have a history of sporting success and are passionate about supporting promising athletes during their time at Nottingham. 

We have three sports scholarship packages as well as a range of specialist options. Please see below for details of what each package includes – please note financial awards denote the maximum award at each level and may vary.

How to apply

Apply online through the sports scholarship application form.

These scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis so we recommend applying as early as possible.

You do not need to receive an offer of study before applying for this scholarship, but we recommend applying for an academic course as soon as possible Search for courses and find out how to apply.

You may be shortlisted for a scholarship after your initial application but you must receive and firmly accept an offer before a scholarship can be awarded to you.

Priority is given to sports within the BUCS programme, Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports, with other sports considered on a case-by-case basis.

Sports scholarships can be combined with academic scholarships where students are eligible for both and follow their separate application processes. See full terms and conditions (pdf).



All scholars receive branded kit including a UoN Sport scholarship track jacket, a UoN Sport scholarship training jersey and backpack.

Athlete Support ServicesBronze  Silver   Gold     
Financial Award  (towards training and competition
expenses) up to the value of
£1,000£4,000 £8,000
UoN sports and fitness membership
Strength & conditioning
(with access to the High Performance Zone)
Physiotherapy 
Performance Lifestyle
(including academic mentoring)
Nutrition
Sports Psychology
Anti-doping advice
Total equivalent value£4,500£9,500£13,500 

Am I eligible for Sport Scholarship at University of Nottingham?

To be eligible for a sports scholarship you must:

  • be of academy, national or international standard in your sport or show strong evidence of future outstanding potential
  • successfully achieve a place on a course at The University of Nottingham or be already studying here (all courses are eligible, both undergraduate and postgraduate) 
  • be a home, EU or international student at The University of Nottingham studying at least 60 credits a year.

Priority is given to Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports and/or sports within the BUCS programme. Other sports considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specialist scholarship packages

Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship – Table Tennis and Badminton:

We’re offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for table tennis or badminton athletes from China.

Dr Deng Yaping won 18 world championships and four Olympic gold medals during her career. She was named Chinese Athlete of the Century and is one of the greatest table tennis players of all time. She also completed a masters degree at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003.

The University launched this scholarship in 2013, with Deng Yaping’s support, to honour her achievements and to help Chinese athletes achieve their academic and sporting ambitions.

Disability Sports Scholarships – All sports :

We actively encourage prospective and current students competing at an elite level within disability sport to apply for a sports scholarship at The University of Nottingham. We have a dedicated Disability Sport Officer to offer comprehensive personalised support to our disabled student athletes. Please indicate your interest here

Nova Centurion Sports Scholarship – Swimming and Para-swimming:

Department of Sport Student Award at the University of Nottingham, UK 2022
– Nottingham University – Nottingham, England

In partnership with elite swimming club Nova Centurion, University of Nottingham Sport are offering seven swimming and para-swimming scholarships to University of Nottingham students. Scholarships include free access to the Nova Centurion performance swim programme, regular training in a 50m pool and a Speedo training kit sponsorship package worth £1500. 

  • For further information about our performance training offer, please contact Nathan Hilton at [email protected]. Please Indicate your interest here!

Sheila Armstrong Prize:

Founded in 1979 in memory of Sheila Armstrong by her husband, Dr George Brown, Reader in University Teaching Methods, her mother, Mrs. Edith Armstrong, family and friends, the Sheila Armstrong prize awards £200 annually to an undergraduate or postgraduate students who has contributed substantially to the sporting activities of the University of Nottingham and who has displayed strength of purpose and courage.

Sheila Armstrong was a British international tennis player, a member of the Wightman Cup team and a winner of the 1955 Junior Wimbledon tournament (bt. Béatrice de Chambure, 6–2, 6–4). As a mature student she obtained a first class honours degree and died tragically whilst completing her PhD. 

Sheila is pictured above (left), weight training alongside fellow GB teamate and three-time grand slam winner Shirley Bloomer.

Application Type:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Location : UK