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If you have applied through UCAS to study at Edge Hill University and firmly accepted an offer of a place for 2024 entry, you could develop your sporting performance by applying for a Sports Scholarship worth up to £1,000 per academic year.

Sports Scholarships have nothing to do with your financial situation, degree subject or academic achievement. If you are talented at sport and participate, coach or officiate at a competitive level, then we want to hear from you.

Scholarship benefits

There are three distinctive levels of Sports Scholarship awards with different benefits and qualification criteria.

Please note, if you are awarded a Sports Scholarship, you must make satisfactory progress in both your sporting and academic pursuits to have the scholarship renewed annually prior to your graduation, irrespective of whether you are allocated a Gold, Silver or Bronze award. This must be evidenced by completing an annual review to demonstrate your ongoing performance levels.


students sat on gym equipment while talking in the sports centre

To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you must have applied to study a full-time undergraduate degree (BA/BEng/BSc/LLB/MBChB), full-time integrated Masters degree (MComp/MEng/MNSW/MSci), full-time foundation degree (FdA/FdSc) or full-time PGCE or Postgraduate Teacher Training at Edge Hill University and firmly accepted an offer of a place to study with us.

Please note, while MBChB Medicine and MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year applicants are eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, the scholarship benefits available may vary from those outlined above due to the longer length of these programmes.

Your application will be judged to determine whether your application has been successful and, if so, to establish Gold, Silver or Bronze classification.

You will need to demonstrate that you meet one or more of the criteria below for a particular level of Sports Scholarship. The criteria serve as a preliminary guideline only and does not guarantee the receipt of a Sports Scholarship or a specific level of award. A cap applies to the overall amount of money available to be awarded through Sports Scholarships.


If you are awarded a Sports Scholarship but subsequently defer your offer of a place to study with us, you will no longer be eligible to receive the Sports Scholarship, though you are welcome to re-apply for a Sports Scholarship in the following application cycle before you join your course. Please bear in mind, however, that there is a competitive application process so a successful outcome to your second application (or the same level of award) cannot be guaranteed.

Direct entrants to Year 2 or later of undergraduate programmes, as well as permanent employees of Edge Hill University, are not eligible for a Sports Scholarship.

A successful application for a Sports Scholarship will make you ineligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship as a current student. 

Case studies

Discover more about the achievements and endeavours of recent Sports scholars with our case studies of a selection of previous winners.

How to apply

To be considered for a Sports Scholarship, you need to complete and submit our Sports Scholarship application form.

A selection panel will judge all applications received. The level of Sports Scholarship (Gold, Silver or Bronze) awarded to successful applicants will be determined by the selection panel.

If you are awarded a Sports Scholarship, you will be expected to play a significant role in raising the standard of performance of the student sports teams and must be fully committed to training and competing for the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events wherever possible.

Our scholarships have now closed.

Over the summer, all applications will be reviewed by a selection panel who make the decision on who to award. Outcomes will be communicated by late August. If you have any questions, please email

Contact us

If you have any queries about Sports Scholarships, you can get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you.