Sport Scholarships

Our scholarships give talented individuals the opportunity to benefit from the University of Bath‘s world-leading sporting and academic environment. Each year we award a number of sport scholarships to student-athletes who demonstrate aspirations to compete to the highest level within their sport.

As the first UK university to offer sport scholarships, today 42 student-athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically are currently benefitting from our scholarships.

Current sporting scholars Vicki McCabe (GB and England Hockey) and Tom Hunt (GB and England Water Polo) told us how scholarship support has helped them in their dual careers as student-athletes – click on their names to read the full stories.

Among past top athletes to have received scholarship support are London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Michael Jamieson (swimming) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon) plus PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic bronze-medallist Dom Parsons (skeleton).

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Tom Dean, who studies Mechanical Engineering and trains on campus with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, tells us how scholarship support helped his sporting journey…

Click here to read the latest news featuring our sporting scholars.

Sport Scholarship packages

The University currently offers several different sport scholarships, dependent on availability and funding, for which students can apply.

To be eligible for a scholarship, student-athletes must:

  • Be studying or have applied to study at the University of Bath;
  • Demonstrate the potential to compete at elite level internationally;
  • Have the ability to represent the University and contribute to and/or win University National titles;
  • Be recommended by their own coach and/or the University’s coach in their sport;
  • Meet the criteria for the Team Bath Dual Career programme.
Scholarship No. available Funding offered Eligibility
Bill Whiteley One £5,000 p/a (up to four years) Click here
Ivor Powell One (subject to change) £2,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Santander Ten £1,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Thompson Education Trust Two £2,500 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Trendell Two £1,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Matrix One £1,000 p/a (for three years) Click here
Lewis One £2,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Buchan Jones One £2,500 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Goldsmith One £1,250 p/a (up to three years) Click here
American Fund One $5,000 pa (one year postgrad) Click here

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. We reserve the right to amend the criteria at any time. Click here to see our scholarship terms and conditions for more information.

Athletes on scholarships lasting more than one academic year will continue to receive their scholarship throughout their University course, subject to an annual academic and sporting review.

Apply for a scholarship

To apply for a 2021-22 sporting scholarship, please click here and fill in the form. We understand there will be gaps in performance results due to Covid-19 and will be taking this into account when looking through applications. Please include your most recent achievements. We will also accept evidence of selection for competitions cancelled due to Covid.

Current University of Bath sporting scholars

Athlete name Sport Scholarship Year first awarded
Olivia Green Modern Pentathlon Alumni Fund 2020-21
Ben Jones Tennis Alumni Fund 2020-21
Tom Dean Swimming Bill Whiteley 2018-19
Sophie Drakeford-Lewis Netball Bill Whiteley 2017-18
Dylan Holland Hockey Bill Whiteley 2020-21
Toby Price Modern Pentathlon Bill Whiteley 2019-20
William Ryley Swimming Goldsmith 2020-21
Vicki McCabe Hockey Ivor Powell 2020-21
George Worboys Rugby union Ivor Powell 2019-20
Tim Nurse Hockey King 2017-18
Caleb Ralston Tennis King 2018-19
Tomos Slade Athletics Lewis 2019-20
Orlando Bailey Rugby union Matrix 2020-21
Molly Chapman Badminton Santander 2018-19
Leon Chevalier Triathlon Santander 2019-20
Daisy Collingridge Sailing Santander 2018-19
Leah Crisp Swimming Santander 2020-21
Chartie Curtis Netball Santander 2017-18
Cari Davies Hockey Santander 2019-20
Jacob Greenow Swimming Santander 2017-18
Tom Hunt Water polo Santander 2020-21
Isobel Ives Athletics Santander 2020-21
William Jones Badminton Santander 2019-20
Steph Marsden Netball Santander 2020-21
Oliver Murray Modern Pentathlon Santander 2019-20
Hannah Passmore Netball Santander 2020-21
James Russell Fencing Santander 2018-19
Sofia Sjoborg Equestrian Santander 2019-20
Ethan Staddon Rugby union Santander 2020-21
Luke Turley Swimming Santander 2020-21
Emma Whitaker Modern Pentathlon Santander 2020-21
Lauren Williams Athletics Santander 2017-18
Ellie Burgess Sprint Canoeing Thompson Education Trust 2020-21
Adam Hames Bobsleigh Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Milly Wordley Water polo Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Remi Adebiyi Athletics Trendell 2020-21
Jordan Ainslie Rugby union Trendell 2017-18
Beck Cutting Rugby union Trendell 2017-18
Hannah Jones Cricket Trendell 2018-19
Myles Pillage Modern Pentathlon Trendell 2017-18

Meet the scholars

Click here to see our sporting scholars from the current and previous academic years.

Provide a scholarship

Information for businesses interested in funding a scholarship can be found on our business opportunities page.

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