Sports Scholarships

Academic year 2021
Amount £1,000
Aberystwyth, Wales

Overview

£1,000 a year

We are pleased to offer five Sports Scholarships each year for new Aberystwyth University students excelling in one of our key focus sports.

As part of our commitment to supporting highly-accomplished athletes to achieve a balance between sport and study, we have identified some key ‘focus sports’ where we are able to offer particular expertise.  Having developed a number of exciting partnerships with experts in their field, we can enable students to access specialist coach education and top-class facilities for these sports within close proximity to Aberystwyth.

Sport

Football

Mountain Biking

Netball

Rugby

Wild Card

Details

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If there is another sport you participate in to a particularly high quality, and there is scope to support your progress at the University, you can apply for our Wild Card option.

Award holders receive a package of additional benefits including:

  • Free Platinum membership of the University Sports Centre
  • Guaranteed accommodation in a University property for the duration of the course
  • Priority access to strength and conditional areas of the gym at specified times
  • Tailored programme support from the key partners, where available
  • Individual Sports Psychology package from the Psychology Department
  • Access to Students’ Union Coach Education Grant (60% funding towards furthering personal development for a sport specific qualification e.g. coaching, refereeing, first aid etc.)
  • Education support workshops on recovery, nutrition and testing, provided by our Sport & Exercise team
  • Mentoring support to assist with the dual career of study and sport

 Sports Scholarships are open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants to full-time courses at the University (current students are ineligible to apply).  Applicants may be invited to attend an interview to discuss their application further and must provide a reference to support their application.  Award holders are required to represent the University in their chosen sport and provide regular updates on sporting performance and achievements.

 Terms and Conditions

  1. Sports Scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants from the UK/EU applying to study full-time at Aberystwyth University. Applications must be received by 30 June and Aberystwyth must be the Firm choice of University.
  2. Scholarship holders will normally be expected to represent the University in the sport for which the Scholarship was awarded (via the appropriate Students’ Union Sports Club). In some circumstances this requirement may not be appropriate or possible and can be waived by agreement of the Chair of the Awarding Panel.
  3. Scholarship holders will have opportunities to review their progress with members of the Sports Scholarship team. They will be required to submit short written progress reports on a regular basis, and may also be required to keep a training diary to help with the review process.
  4. Scholarship payments will be made in equal instalments directly into recipients’ bank accounts each year they remain eligible. The first payment will be made in early December, and the second in early March.  Payments will not be made during years abroad, years in employment, sandwich years, repeat years, etc.  Holders of the Scholarship will continue to receive the benefits as long as they are full-time students and satisfy these terms and conditions.
  5. Guaranteed accommodation in a University residence is subject to applying for accommodation within the dates advertised by the Accommodation Office each year.
  6. Scholarship holders may be required to help promote the sporting profile of the University at events such as Open Days, Visiting Days, Widening Participation activities etc. Participants will be recompensed for hours worked at the standard student ambassador rate.
  7. Holders of the Scholarship agree to behave in a fashion befitting a representative of the University and commit to maintaining or improving their sporting performance. Award holders must inform the Sports Scholarship Mentor should any change in circumstances result in them being unable to continue to participate in their chosen sport.
  8. Sports Scholarships can be held with any other undergraduate scholarship or bursary, except the Aberystwyth University/Aberystwyth Town Football Club Scholarship.
  9. Unsatisfactory progress in any of these areas, without good cause, will result in termination of the award.

*Please note: the Sports Scholarship competition is only open to new applicants to the University, current students are ineligible to apply.

Deadline

Application will close on 30 June 2021

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