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If you are in Years 1 or 2 of a full-time undergraduate programme, or Year 1 only of a full-time foundation degree, you could develop your sporting performance in academic year 2023/24 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 in a sports hall.

To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you must be enrolled on one of the following Edge Hill University awards:

  • Year 1 or Year 2 of a full-time undergraduate degree (BA/BEng/BSc/LLB/MBChB) or integrated Masters degree (MComp/MEng/MNSW/MSci)
  • Year 1 of a full-time foundation degree.

Please note, while MBChB Medicine and MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year students 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 serves 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.


Conversion degree (top-up) students, Erasmus students, repeat year students and permanent employees of Edge Hill University are not eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship.

A successful application for a Sports Scholarship will make you ineligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship. You are welcome to apply for the two awards, however, and if both applications are successful, you will be able to choose which scholarship you would prefer to receive.

Please note, it is not possible to receive multiple scholarships in recognition of the same achievement, or to be awarded a Sports Scholarship as a current student if you were awarded one as a prospective student.

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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 through the Student Life Portal.

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 are now open for application via the Student Life Portal. Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 16 June 2024.

Over the summer, all applications will be reviewed by a selection panel who make the decision on who to award. The level of Sports Scholarship (Gold, Silver or Bronze) awarded to successful applicants will also be determined by the selection panel. Outcomes will be communicated by late August.

If you have any questions or would like some further guidance with your application, 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.