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The sports scholarships scheme is designed to help students develop their full sporting potential by giving the necessary flexibility and support required to train and compete at the highest level whilst achieving an academic qualification.

Three kinds of scholarship are available:

  • Elite Athletes Scholarship
  • Elite Disabled Athletes Scholarship
  • Talented Sports Performers Scholarship

Full details including selection criteria and an application forms can be downloaded below.

If you are interested in applying for a sports scholarship please read the information below.

You cannot apply for a scholarship unless you have already applied for, and received an offer, to an academic course.  Please send your enquiry about how to apply to the university and state which course you want to apply for to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Course information is available on our website so please go there first and identify the course that you wish to apply for. The Sports Scholarship Application form should not be completed by students who do not have an offer of a full-time place with us.


Elite athletes scholarship

  • Bursary of up to a maximum of £1,500 per year of study
  • Free access to university sport facilities
  • Free sports science support by BASES accredited staff
  • Access to sports medicine support at reduced rates through Sportswise
  • Sports/academic mentor
  • Access to University of Brighton sports coaches where available in their sport
  • You should have reached junior or senior national level of competition or performance and have the potential and dedication to reach world class potential or performance level (or equivalent) in your sport
  • You should have been accepted on a University of Brighton undergraduate course or be a current undergraduate student of the university
How to apply

The deadline for applications is 30 June each year.

Download University of Brighton sports scholarship application pack (124k pdf)

To apply complete our online application.

Talented sports performers scholarship


To apply complete our online application.

Disabled athletes scholarship


To apply complete our online application.

Enquiries and advice

If you have any questions about these scholarships please contact Sarah Hogg, Head of Sport and Recreation.