Sport Scholarships

Applications for 2022-23 sporting scholarships are now open – scroll down to apply online

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 42 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;
  • 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

Online applications for the 2022-23 Sporting Scholarship scheme are now being taken from current and prospective University of Bath student-athletes. Please click here to fill in the form – the application deadline is 2nd September 2022.

Current University of Bath sporting scholars

Athlete name Sport Scholarship Year first awarded
Olivia Green Modern Pentathlon Alumni Fund 2020-21
Tom Dean Swimming Bill Whiteley 2018-19
Dylan Holland Hockey Bill Whiteley 2020-21
Toby Price Modern Pentathlon Bill Whiteley 2019-20
Kate Shortman Artistic Swimming Bill Whiteley 2021-22
Daniella Lloyd Artistic Swimming Goldsmith 2021-22
William Ryley Swimming Goldsmith 2020-21
Cameron Brooker Swimming Ivor Powell 2021-22
Vicki McCabe Hockey Ivor Powell 2020-21
George Worboys Rugby union Ivor Powell 2019-20
Gemma Lane Cricket Lewis 2021-22
Orlando Bailey Rugby union Matrix 2020-21
Leon Chevalier Triathlon Santander 2019-20
Daisy Collingridge Sailing Santander 2018-19
Leah Crisp Swimming Santander 2020-21
Cari Davies Hockey Santander 2019-20
Phoebe Hayden Rowing Santander 2021-22
Tom Hunt Water polo Santander 2020-21
William Jones Badminton Santander 2019-20
Steph Marsden Netball Santander 2020-21
Hannah Passmore Netball Santander 2020-21
James Russell Fencing Santander 2018-19
Joshua Shipp Judo Santander 2021-22
Aleeya Sibbons Athletics Santander 2021-22
Ethan Staddon Rugby union Santander 2020-21
Emma Whitaker Modern Pentathlon Santander 2020-21
Lauren Williams Athletics Santander 2017-18
Milly Wordley Water polo Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Remi Adebiyi Athletics Trendell 2020-21
Myles Pillage Modern Pentathlon Trendell 2017-18
Louise Sadler Fencing Trendell 2021-22

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 2021-22 terms and click here for 2022-23 terms]. All activities – coaching, training, competition and recreational – are subject to prevailing Government and sport-specific guidelines.

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