Marjon Sport Performance Scholarships

Academic year 2023

Overview

We’ll help you achieve, in your studies and in your sport.

Marjon Sport Performance Scholarships support talented athletes to achieve their sporting potential while also succeeding in their studies.  Our scholarships combine performance support services with financial assistance to help you excel in your sporting career.

They are open to athletes of international, national or regional standard whether you are a team sport player or participate in an individual sport. This includes athletes who have been offered Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) support and World Class Programme funding from Sports Aid and UK Sport.

Three tiers

There are three tiers of scholarship available. Each provides the athlete with performance support worth up to £2000 per annum. Depending on your level of performance, you may benefit from financial support of up to £2000 per annum too.

The tiers are:

  • Tier 1 - Senior National/International Athlete. You have represented your country at Senior Level in the last 12 months or are currently competing at that standard.

  • Tier 2 - Age Group National Athlete, or Member of a National Development Squad. You have represented your country at age group level or have been a member of a National Development Squad in the last 12 months or are currently competing at that standard.

  • Tier 3: Regional Representative, Member of National League Team/Academy, Step 5+ (Men) and Step 4+ (Women) standard or equivalent. You have representated at this level in the last 12 months or are currently competing at that standard.

International athlete support will be dealt with on a case by case basis. 

Performance support

All Sport Performance Scholarships provide performance support options worth up to £2000 per annum. Depending on your level of performance, you may benefit from financial support too.

The performance support available to all scholarship holders are:

  • Free use of Marjon Sport & Health Centre – this includes use of our state of the art gym, swimming pool, sports halls, tennis courts and astro pitches.

  • Free use of Marjon Sport & Health Clinic - including exercise-based rehabilitation, injury prevention, electrotherapy, taping, sports massage and more.

  • Free use of the Marjon Osteopathy Clinic- treatment for musculosketal problems athletes could incur throughout the year. 

  • Complimentary membership of Marjon Sports Federation and a Marjon Sports team – this covers the cost of your training and insurance.

  • Your costs for entering BUCS championships and competitions will be paid for when you represent Marjon.

  • One set of Marjon sports clothing – a sports tee-shirt, a hoodie and tracksuit trousers.

  • Ongoing Sport Psychology support.

  • Twice weekly sessions in our strength and conditioning suite plus your own customised strength and conditioning programme overseen by one of our coaches.

Tier 1 and 2 athletes have access to ‘academic flexibility’, which means that when exams and assessments clash with competitions the University will work with you to do as much as we can to flex around those commitments. Also, if applicable, tier 1 and 2 athletes will have their entry fee to the University Games paid by the University.

You’ll be invited to a Welcome for Sport Performance Scholars at the start of the year. Here you’ll meet both the staff who are there to support you and your fellow Sport Performance Scholars. Our athletes tell us the opportunity to connect with one another is very helpful, as they can support one another in pursuing both their sporting and studying ambitions.

Financial support

Students who are awarded a Sport Performance Scholarship may be eligible for financial support to put towards kit, equipment, travel, competition entries, nutrition etc.

Financial support is worth up to £2,000 per year for Tier 1, up to £1000 per year for Tier 2 and up to £250 per year for tier 3 athletes.

The level of financial support available to you will be confirmed when you are offered your scholarship to help you budget for the year ahead. Please note that you could be offered a scholarship without finanical support. 

The main round of applications for Sport Performance Scholarship is open from 3rd of October 2022 to 12th February 2023.

Deadline

Application will close on 12 February 2023

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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