Scholarships

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    Oxford Brookes University is committed to the development of sporting excellence amongst its students, and each year offers a number of Sports Scholarships to students who show, or have shown, outstanding talent in their chosen sport.

    The Sports Scholarship Scheme is very kindly supported by Santander and is set up to support elite athletes throughout their time at university.

    This invaluable support from Santander allows us to assist students in trying to balance the demands of academic study with participation in high level sport.

    We would like to express our deepest thanks to Santander for their continued support, without which we would be unable to support the Scholarship Scheme.

    Application criteria

    To be eligible to receive an Oxford Brookes Santander Sports Performance Scholarship an applicant must:

    • Satisfy the normal entry requirements of Oxford Brookes University and have been offered a place on a degree programme at the University
    • Demonstrate excellence in their chosen sport, through representation at Collegiate, International or Professional level. The minimum requirement is County or Regional U18
    • Be committed to, where possible, represent Oxford Brookes University in BUCS competitions and raise the profile of their sport through high achievement
    • Be willing to sign an agreement at the beginning of the year, including commitments to represent Oxford Brookes University in a positive way at competition and on social media

    Scholarships will only be made available within sports that are recognised as such by Sport England.

    Performance packages

    BRONZE

    All performance athletes that are selected for the Santander Performance Package are entitled to the following:

    • Oxford Brookes University Sports Performance clothing
    • Discounted physiotherapy with the Brookes performance physio
    • Free use of off-peak health suite and free weights gyms
    • Optional life-style support
    • An individual strength and conditioning programme designed by our performance fitness advisors for sport specific work with regular performance check ups

    SILVER

    Silver performance athletes will receive the full bronze package, plus:

    • Free physiotherapy with the Brookes Performance physio
    • Life-style support and nutritional advice
    • A strength and conditioning programme designed by our performance fitness advisors for sport specific work, in small groups within the high performance training facility
    • A small contribution toward costs associated with your sport (£250 - £750)

    GOLD

    Gold performance athletes will receive the full silver package, plus:

    • An individual strength and conditioning programme designed by our performance fitness advisors for 1 to 1 sport specific work within the high performance training facility
    • A contribution toward costs associated with your sport (£750 - £2000)

    How to apply

    Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and can be renewed each academic year subject to satisfactory sporting achievements, academic progress and general conduct. The scholar will be assessed at the end of each year and will need to reapply for an award.

    All new applications must be submitted by 31 July and re-applications (renewals) by 1 July for a scholarship to start in September of the same year.

    To apply for an award, please complete the application form (Word format) and return it to: Keith Kelly, Director of Sport at k.kelly@brookes.ac.uk.


    MCCU Cricket Scholarships

    Oxford Brookes continues to attract many fine young cricketers who have the opportunity of being part of the Oxford MCCU programme.

    The MCCU programme provides an amazing opportunity for cricketers who genuinely aspire to become a professional. Typically students will be training daily from November through to the end of June, supported by an expert coaching staff across all disciplines: Batting, Fast Bowling, Spin, Wicket Keeping, Fielding, and Strength and Conditioning.

    Every summer, Oxford MCCU play against some of the best players in the world through our County programme. In 2015, this included competing against internationals such as; Kevin Pieterson, Steve Finn, Nick Compton, Sam Robson, Stuart Meaker, Chris Tremlett, Tim Murtagh at our stunning University Parks venue.

    Players who demonstrate outstanding personal qualities, real commitment and progress can apply for a Sports Scholarship award. The scholarships are awarded January or February and are performance and attitude based.

    For more information about our cricket scholarships with the MCCU, please contact Graham Charlesworth, Head Coach at graham.charlesworth@sport.ox.ac.uk.