Northumbria University are a leading institution for sport and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students looking to be involved in a quality competitive programme. This year Northumbria Sport have 40 teams across 17 sports competition in the British University and Colleague Sport Leagues (BUCS).

Northumbria Sport supports around 150 student athletes each year across a range of sports through our tailored sports scholarship programme. Northumbria Sport offer scholarships to support athletes to have a dual career, enabling athletes to develop their sporting ability whilst gaining a quality degree.

We understand the demands of being a student athlete and we aim to support you to have a well-rounded approach to life. Our team of professional support staff work together to offer multi-disciplinary support in a high performance environment. By combining this with additional opportunities within our volunteering, community, and student development programmes we aim to support you to build on your personal skills and profile in preparation for life after University.

Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Northumbria has dedicated expertise and investment into 6 focus sports to with the aim to offer a high quality performance programme in these sport.

Northumbria Sports focus sports include:

  • Aquatics (Para swimming and water polo)
  • Basketball (men and women)
  • Football (men and women)
  • Rugby League (men)
  • Rugby Union (men and women)
  • Volleyball (men and women)

As focus sport these teams receive a significant investment in coaching, scholarships and professional support is to ensure we are a leading institution within these sports with the ambition to be number one in the UK.

TASS at Northumbria University

TASS is an athlete support programme to help talented athletes with balancing the demands of their sport and studies to be the best in both.

Backed by Sport England, the TASS partnership brings together student athletes, education institutions and sports to support our country’s most exciting young talents.

Each year, hundreds of student athletes benefit from a programme of support services delivered by experienced practitioners at education institutions across England.

TASS is dedicated to developing its network of performance sport experts and continues to lead the way in providing lifestyle and wellbeing support for athletes in education.

In 2018-19, more than 600 talented athletes from 32 different sports are benefitting from support services at one of 33 TASS Delivery Sites.

Northumbria University is proud to be a TASS Delivery Site this year. The support services available to TASS athletes include:

  • Lifestyle
  • Physiotherapy
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Personal development (nutrition, psychology, further lifestyle)
  • TASS Medical Scheme & Bupa Healthy Minds

For more information on TASS or to find out how to access support, please visit the TASS website or contact

Higher, Faster Stronger Scholarships

The Faster, Higher, Stronger Fund supports continued excellence in disability sport and is dedicated to supporting athletes competing at elite level within a disability sport.

The Faster, Higher, Stronger scholarship offers financial support that can be used towards University tuition fees, University owned accommodation or directly to the student athlete to support their ambition to perform on the world stage.