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  • Scholarships

    Oxford Brookes University is committed to supporting and enhancing our students’ sporting excellence. Each year we offer a number of sports scholarships to Brookes students who show, or have shown, outstanding talent and success in their chosen sport. Each award is tailored to the needs of the athlete, to ensure that everything is put in place to help them achieve both academic and sporting success while at Brookes.

    Our sport scholars receive support which may include:

    • Complimentary Brookes Gym membership and TEAMBrookes membership
    • Strength & Conditioning training
    • Sports specific Nutrition
    • Physiotherapy
    • Performance Lifestyle support
    • Sports Scholar kit
    • Support with academic flexibility


    Brookes sports scholarships are awarded on a case by case basis, with priority given to individual's whose sport features within the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme.

    To qualify for a sports scholarship, you must:

    • Be currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at Brookes, or in the process of applying to become an Brookes student for the next academic year
    • Compete at a regional, national or international standard in your sport or show evidence of significant future sporting potential

    How to apply

    Applications for 2020/21 entry are open. The deadline for applications is 12:00 on Wednesday 19th August.

    To apply, please complete the sport scholarship application form.

    All applications are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, so please make sure that you include as much relevant information as you can.

    Need help with your application?

    If you have any questions regarding our sports scholarship programme, please email us at sport@brookes.ac.uk.


    Advice for applicants

    When applying for a sports scholarship at Brookes please be aware of the following:

    • Experience level is not a guarantee of a successful application
    • Sports scholars must compete for Brookes in all competitions and attend all club training sessions
    • If you are unsuccessful in your application the first time around, you can apply again in your succeeding academic years
    • A sports scholarship is valid for one academic year only; sports scholars must reapply if they wish to continue to receive support

    As a student at Oxford Brookes, cricketers have the opportunity to play for the Oxford MCCU (combined with Oxford University); one of the six MCC-sponsored centres of cricketing excellence.

    Brookes students who are selected for the MCCU programme train daily from November through to the end of June, supported by expert coaches across all disciplines of the game. In addition, all players are provided with MCCU training and playing kit, as well as team strength & conditioning.

    Players who are selected for the squad and demonstrate outstanding commitment, talent and/or progress can apply for an additional bursary in November. These are awarded in early February, with successful applicants selected by the coaching staff based on their performance and attitude.

    Please note that selection to the MCCU squad is the only level considered for cricket scholarships.

    Scheme update March 2018: Funding to retain the MCCU scheme across all the 6 centres, has been secured until 2021 and discussions continue to extend this further. Further updates will be made when available. Please contact us should you have any questions regarding this matter. For more information on the MCCU programme, please contact MCCU Head Coach, Graham Charlesworth at graham.charlesworth@sport.ox.ac.uk or visit our Cricket sports club page.

    Oxford Brookes University Boat Club is one of the strongest undergraduate boat clubs in Europe with a long history of domestic and international success. Brookes students and alumni have also competed at every U23 World Championships and medalled at every Olympic Games since 2000.

    Brookes’ dual-career students who are selected for the squads are automatically entered into the Performance Grant Scheme each academic year, so no applications are required to be eligible.

    Grants are awarded twice yearly to dual-career students based on their performance and are continually assessed by our GB Rowing coaches throughout the year.

    Please note that selection to the squads is the only level considered for Boat Club scholarships.

    For more information on rowing at Brookes, please visit our Rowing sports club page or contact headcoach@brookesrowing.org.uk.