Scholarships Merit-based
University of Leicester

Sports scholarships

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1000 GBP
United Kingdom
08 Sep 2024
Application deadline


No-one should be denied the opportunity of a University of Leicester education because of their circumstances. University of Leicester believes that talent and hard work should be rewarded and offer a range of university scholarships to help you achieve your dreams.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to £1,000 for expenses

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The University of Leicester and Sport and Active Life 2022-23 scholarship awards allow talented and performance focused student athletes and aspiring leadership students to pursue the highest levels in their sport, alongside their academic studies, whilst benefitting from support services and a targeted financial contribution, aimed at assisting each individual to reach their potential.

Applicable programmes


University of Leicester annual sports facility gold membership and Team Leicester club membership.

Limited Physiotherapy support package is offered to each awardee (Delivered at Sports Medicine Clinic, Leicester).

Individualised physical conditioning programme.

Athlete life skills coaching programme.

Provision of kit.

Quality coaching within the Team Leicester environment.

Financial contribution on agreed items up to £1,000 (e.g. travel expenses, equipment, specialist coaching, nutritional advice).


  • To be eligible for the Elite Athlete Award you must successfully achieve a place on a course for the 2024/25 academic year at the University of Leicester. Or already be studying here (all courses are eligible, both undergraduate and postgraduate).

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

08 Sep 2024

All applications will be dealt with by their awarding panel, so please make sure that you include as much relevant information as possible in your application. If you are applying, please wait until the application process opens and don’t miss the closing deadline.

The application process for the Elite Athlete Award for the academic year, 2024-25 opens on Monday 3 June, 2024. The application closing date is midnight on Sunday 8 September 2024.


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