Sports Scholarships

Academic year 2024
Amount Up to £5,000


Scholarship value : Scholarships are on a tiered system between £300 - £5,000.


The Scholarship application window for 2024/25 is now open, please access Kent Sports webpage via the link below to apply or find out more information. The Scholarship window for the next academic year closes on 30th April, 2024. Returning Scholar applications for 2024/25 scheme will open in the summer of 2024. 


  • Scholarships are available to elite sportsmen and women from any sport who compete (at least) at county level or equivalent.

  • Sports Scholars should be committed to representing the University of Kent in British University & College Sport (BUCS) competition and join their relevant student club.

  • Sports Scholarships are open to new undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current University of Kent students. 

  • The Kent & Medway Medical School offer exclusive Sports Scholarships to their students and have a different application route on their webpage. (See note below)

  • Please view the detailed FAQ section within the Sports Scholarship webpage for a breakdown of application criteria and expectations of the scheme. 

It is not necessary to wait for an offer of a place before submitting your application, however your application will be checked against a valid UCAS number. Applicants should also note that the offer of a Sports Scholarship does not carry with it the offer of a place and all students are subject to the normal course tuition fees.

Further details

The University of Kent is committed to delivering sporting excellence and is proud to offer scholarships to students with outstanding sporting ability at both Canterbury and Medway campuses. The amount to be offered will be determined by the University Sports Scholarship Committee and each case is considered on its own merit. A University of Kent Sports Scholarship includes the following benefits:

  • Financial support of between £300 - £5,000 per year to support access to facilities, preparation and participation in sport 

  • Access to the Kent Sport Clinic for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

  • Inclusive Kent Sport Membership at Canterbury or equivalent access at Medway.

  • Weekly Coach-led Strength & Conditioning and exercise prescription App access.

  • Termly Technique & Testing and Sports Scholarship Workshops.

  • Access to Sports Psychology and other expertise within School of Sport and Exercise Science 

  • Scholarship Welcome, Celebration and Social Events.

  • Sports Scholarship Ambassadorial opportunities.

  • Access to local professional sports clubs and business partner initiatives.

  • Exclusive Sports Scholarship training attire.


Application will close on 30 April 2024


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