Sport Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now closed for the 2020-21 academic year but Dual Career applications are still open – click here to find out more.

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.

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). Rio 2016 Olympian Joe Choong, who combined studying Mathematics with competing at international level for Pentathlon GB, explains how it has helped his career in this video:

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
King One (subject to change) £4,000 p/a (one year) 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

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now closed but please check back here for information about 2021-22 applications.

Current University of Bath sporting scholars

Athlete name Sport Scholarship Year first awarded
William Hamernick Lacrosse American Fund 2019-20
Tom Dean Swimming Bill Whiteley 2018-19
Sophie Drakeford-Lewis Netball Bill Whiteley 2017-18
Toby Price Modern Pentathlon Bill Whiteley 2019-20
Ben Jones Tennis Buchan Jones 2017-18
William Ryley Swimming Goldsmith 2019-20
George Worboys Rugby union Ivor Powell 2019-20
Imogen Allison Netball King 2016-17
Alistair Chalmers Athletics King 2018-19
Tim Nurse Hockey King 2017-18
Kirsty Way Trampolining King 2019-20
Tomos Slade Athletics Lewis 2019-20
Georgia Martin Rowing Matrix 2019-20
Harriet Evans Golf R&A Golf Scholarship 2017-18
Jazmine Butcher Alpine Skiing Santander 2016-17
Molly Chapman Badminton Santander 2018-19
Leon Chevalier Triathlon Santander 2019-20
Daisy Collingridge Sailing Santander 2018-19
Chartie Curtis Netball Santander 2017-18
Cari Davies Hockey Santander 2019-20
Jacob Greenow Swimming Santander 2017-18
Georgia Hannam Modern Pentathlon Santander 2016-17
Sarah Jackson Sailing Santander 2017-18
William Jones Badminton Santander 2019-20
Laura Macro Rowing Santander 2016-17
Zara Mulholland Rowing Santander 2018-19
Oliver Murray Modern Pentathlon Santander 2019-20
Tash Pavelin Netball Santander 2017-18
James Russell Fencing Santander 2018-19
Sofia Sjoborg Equestrian Santander 2019-20
Bradley Sutton Modern Pentathlon Santander 2016-17
Becky Wilde Rowing Santander 2019-20
Lauren Williams Athletics Santander 2017-18
Ben Claridge Athletics Thompson Education Trust 2018-19
Adam Hames Bobsleigh Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Caleb Ralston Tennis Thompson Education Trust 2018-19
Milly Wordley Water polo Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
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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