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    Oxford Brookes University is committed to developing and supporting the sporting excellence of our students. 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.

    Cricket (MCCU) scholarships

    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 and 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.

    Brookes rowing scholarships

    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.