Each year we award a number of Sports Scholarships to selected high performing athletes who demonstrate aspirations to compete at the highest levels within their chosen sport. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be competing in a BUCS, Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports. We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds including international students.
Our scholarship programme recognises the individuality of each athlete, and that needs differ from sport to sport so we provide a unique approach that tailors our scholarships to the needs of each individual athlete.
For this coming year there are two levels of support available with ‘Sport Scholars’ having maximum access to support services, and ‘Supported Athletes’ who will benefit from a wide range of services we offer to enable athletes to train to the highest level.
This years ‘Sport Scholars’ will have unique access to our brand new ‘Performance Gap Analysis’ service, in which a dedicated member of our sport science team will work with athletes to identify specific performance limiters and help develop effective solutions.
The services and benefits available to those given a place on the programme include:
- Premium membership at The Edge, our state-of-the-art on-campus sports facility
- Physiotherapy and sports massage support
- Performance Gap Analysis service (Sport Scholars only)
- Strength and Conditioning support from our dedicated team
- Nutritional support
- Sport Psychology support
- Performance Lifestyle mentor
- Academic liaison support
- Professional development support (e.g. leadership skills, CV writing, networking events and interview preparation). For further information and to view the policy please visit the Student Education Service website.
Please note that the Sports Scholarship does not cover the cost of accommodation or tuition fees.
The University of Leeds awards a number of scholarships to aspiring coaches to help improve the quality and quantity of coaching available to students in clubs. Working in conjunction with the Leeds Sport team and club committees it is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills and grow as a coach whilst at University.
The Coaching Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for current undergraduate or postgraduate students to rise to the challenge of coaching their fellow students alongside working with senior coaches and mentors to become a more effective coach as well as articulate the transferable skills coaching gives you in real-world situations. Ideally, candidates will have an NGB Level 1 or 2 or equivalent experience in their chosen sport and be looking to build on this whilst at University.
For more information and to apply go to the coaching scholar webpage.
Applications for coaching scholarships for the forthcoming academic year are accepted from February to April.