Sports Scholarships

Oxford Brookes University is committed to supporting and enhancing our students’ sporting excellence.

Each year we award up to 15 Sports Scholarships to Oxford Brookes students who show 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.

Our Sports Scholars can receive bespoke support worth in excess of £5,000, which may include:


Sports Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to individual's whose sport features within Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth and/or the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programmes. Other sports are still considered on a case-by-case basis.

To qualify for a Sports Scholarship, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at Oxford Brookes University, or in the process of applying to become an Oxford Brookes University student for the upcoming academic year
  • Be of academy, national or international standard in your sport or show strong evidence of future outstanding potential

Advice for applicants

When applying for a Sports Scholarship, please be aware of the following:

  • Experience level or previous awards are not a guarantee of a successful application
  • Sports Scholars must compete for Oxford 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 the following academic years
  • Sports Scholarships are valid for one academic year only; successful scholars must reapply if they wish to continue to receive support
  • Returning Scholars will be required to demonstrate BUCS success, unless medical evidence of injury can be presented at the time of the BUCS event

How to apply

Applications for 2023-24 are now Closed. The deadline for applications was 12:00-noon on Wednesday 23rd August 2023.

Applications for 2024-25 will open in April 2024. To apply, applicants will complete the Sports 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, please email us at

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