US postgraduate opportunities

Are you a student-athlete from the United States who is considering the option of continuing your education on a Taught Postgraduate course in the UK? 

There are a variety of excellent academic courses here at the University of Bath along with elite sporting facilities, a scholarship programme available exclusively to student-athletes from the United States and the option to travel around Europe in your spare time.

There are many benefits to studying and training at the University of Bath

  • Our Taught Postgraduate programmes only last one year, unlike in the United States where further study typically last over two years.
  • We are one of just eight elite high-performance centres, offering world-class facilities that are already home to more than 250 athletes competing at national and international level including Olympic, Paralympic, World, European and national champions across a range of sports.
  • We were named as the 2018 Sports University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, as well as ranked fifth best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018 and fourth in the UK for student experience in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.
  • There is the opportunity for student-athletes to compete regularly in national BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] competition.
  • Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage City and considered one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK.
  • The University of Bath is well located for those who are interested in travelling around Europe or wanting quick links to airports. Bristol Airport is a one-hour bus journey away from the city centre and London is just 90 minutes away by train, giving you options on your Tier 4 visa to explore further after you have finished your degree.

Scholarship support

We have three $4,000 sports scholarships available for US athletes who are undertaking a full-time postgraduate course at the University of Bath whilst playing competitive sport.

US PGT student-athletes are required to apply for a sports scholarship through our scholarships page (click here) and will be considered on a case by case basis based on:

  • Sport;
  • Performance level;
  • Contribution to BUCS points/international profile.

Alongside our sports scholarships, high-performance US student-athletes will receive all the benefits our UK athletes do, such as access to the University’s Dual Career Programme and BUCS Workshops.

Find out more

If you are interested in continuing your study and sport at the University of Bath, or would like more information on scholarships or applying for visas, please email

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