Scholarships

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 over 70 teams entered in the British University and Colleague Sport Leagues (BUCS).

Northumbria Sport supports around 175 student athletes each year across a range of sports through our tailored sports scholarship programme. Northumbria Sport offer scholarships to support athletes on their dual career journey, enabling them 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 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW LIVE! 

To express your interest in joining our Sport Scholarship programme, please complete the form below:

The application link will remain open-year round but please ensure you review the specific closing dates to ensure you get your application in on time:

INTAKE CLOSING DATE
January 2024 07/01/2024
September 2024 31/08/2024
January 2025 05/01/2025
September 2025 31/08/2025
January 2026 04/01/2026
September 2026 31/08/2026
January 2027 03/01/2027

Northumbria Sport Individual Scholarship

Student athletes that are on an NGB Performance Pathway within their sport (not including our focus sports) and competing at a National or International level can apply for one of our Individual Sport awards.

Successful applications for one of our Individual Sport scholarships will be given access to a holistic support service programme that is tailored meet your individual needs. Our Individual Sport scholarships include the following:

  • Financial support
  • Sport scholar kit package
  • Specialist strength & conditioning coaching and facilities
  • Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation support
  • Unlimited access to Sport Central fitness facilities including pool access
  • Anti-doping workshops and support
  • Performance lifestyle support
  • Sport psychology support
  • Nutritional advice
  • Dual career and academic flexibility support

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW LIVE! 

To express your interest in joining our Sport Scholarship programme, please complete the form below:

Please ensure you have reviewed the closing dates listed above before submitting your application. 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

 

Focus Sport Scholarships

Northumbria University have six focus sports and we are committed to providing a performance hub environment with an athlete-centred approach within these sports. Northumbria are ranked highly within BUCS in these sports and have a strong local and national profile. These sports receive significant investment in coaching, scholarships and professional support to ensure we are a leading institution within these sports with the ambition to be a leading institution in the UK.

Northumbria Sports focus sports include Basketball (Men & Women), Football (Men & Women), Rugby League (Men & Women), Rugby Union (Men & Women) and Volleyball (Men & Women).

Successful applications for one of our focus sport scholarships will be given access to a performance sport environment and holistic support service programme that are tailored to the needs of each sport. Our focus sport scholarships include the following:

  • Financial support
  • Sport scholar kit package
  • Specialist strength & conditioning coaching and facilities
  • Performance analysis support
  • Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation support
  • Unlimited access to Sport Central fitness facilities including pool access
  • Anti-doping workshops and support
  • Performance lifestyle support
  • Group and one-to-one sport psychology support
  • Group and one-to-one nutritional advice
  • Dual career and academic flexibility support

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW LIVE! 

To express your interest in joining our Sport Scholarship programme, please complete the form below:

Please ensure you have reviewed the closing dates listed above before submitting your application. 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

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.

More than 600 talented athletes from 34 different sports are benefitting from support services at one of 38 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 info@tass.gov.uk.

Royal and Ancient Golf Bursary

Northumbria University are one of 17 University’s supported by the Royal and Ancient. Each year the R&A invests more than £300,000 in student and university golf. Currently, the R&A supports golf programmes at seventeen universities and awards 100 individual foundation scholarships to players from all over the world.


The centrepiece of the year is the annual R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament. The contest is held in St Andrews in April over 54 holes. The tournament offers the leading man a place on the European Palmer Cup team to face the USA, with the leading woman receiving a starting place at a Ladies European Tour event. The event carries World Amateur Golf Ranking points.


Funding towards golf or education related items (i.e. tuition fees, books, accommodation, golf memberships etc)
Individual applicants for the R&A Scholarship must be in full-time, tertiary education. Male applicants must hold a handicap of +1 or better, while female applicants must be 2 or below. Applications will also be considered for players who have been selected for a national team or squad, even if they do not meet the handicap requirements.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications open in August and close in November annually with forms are available via our coaches at Close House or internal staff within Northumbria Sport. We will work closely with our coaches at Close House when submitting applications to ensure everyone we feel is eligible gets an application in. More infromation on the R&A can be found below: