Our Sporting 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 27 student-athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically are currently benefitting from our scholarships.
They include double Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Tom Dean, who studies Mechanical Engineering and trains on campus with the British Swimming National Centre Bath. He tells us how scholarship support helped his sporting journey…
Other past top athletes to have received scholarship support are London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Michael Jamieson (swimming) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon), PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic bronze-medallist Dom Parsons (skeleton) and Tokyo 2020 champions Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) and Anna Hopkin (swimming).
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.
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;
- Have elite performance potential;
- Have the ability to represent the University and contribute to and/or win University National titles;
- Be recommended by their home coach, the University’s coach in their sport or a NGB official/coach;
- 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|
|Buchan Jones||One (every three years)||£2,500 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Thompson Education Trust||One (every three years)||£2,500 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Trendell||One||£2,500 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Ivor Powell||One*||£2,000 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Lewis||One (every three years)||£2,000 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Santander||One||£2,000 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Goldsmith||One (every three years)||£1,250 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|Matrix||One (every three years)||£1,000 p/a (up to three years)||Click here|
|American Fund||One (every three years)||$5,000 pa (one year postgrad)||Click here|
Awards are limited so 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
Online applications for the 2022-23 Sporting Scholarship scheme are now closed. Applications for 2023-24 will open in due course.
Current University of Bath sporting scholars
|Athlete name||Sport||Scholarship||Year first awarded|
|Tom Dean||Swimming||Bill Whiteley||2018-19|
|Dylan Holland||Hockey||Bill Whiteley||2020-21|
|Sophie Kelly||Netball||Bill Whiteley||2022-23|
|Toby Price||Modern Pentathlon||Bill Whiteley||2019-20|
|Kate Shortman||Artistic Swimming||Bill Whiteley||2021-22|
|Daniella Lloyd||Artistic Swimming||Goldsmith||2021-22|
|Cameron Brooker||Swimming||Ivor Powell||2021-22|
|Vicki McCabe||Hockey||Ivor Powell||2020-21|
|Laura Turberville||Artistic Swimming||Ivor Powell||2022-23|
|Orlando Bailey||Rugby union||Matrix||2020-21|
|Tom Hunt||Water polo||Santander||2020-21|
|Ethan Staddon||Rugby union||Santander||2020-21|
|Emma Whitaker||Modern Pentathlon||Santander||2020-21|
|Milly Wordley||Water polo||Thompson Education Trust||2019-20|
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.
Team Bath Athlete Agreement
Please note the terms and conditions of our Team Bath Athlete Agreement [click here for 2022-23 terms]. All activities – coaching, training, competition and recreational – are subject to prevailing Government and sport-specific guidelines.