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At Newcastle University we offer sport scholarships to support our strongest athletes in a range of performance sports including squash, table tennis, tennis and badminton. Sport scholarships can include a range of support services, a reduced academic grade offer and a financial bursary. Applicants will be required to demonstrate previous and current sporting achievements and show a commitment to developing as an athlete and competitor within their own sport.
Sports Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current students from any year of study. Selection criteria are based upon senior or age group achievements at county, regional or national level.
Every Sport Scholar must be able to represent Newcastle University teams in British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) events where applicable.
Contextual Grade Offer
As part of a sport scholarship, high performance athletes (HPAs) are given a reduced grade offer which will be reflected in their UCAS application. For MBBS, Dental, Fine Art and Business courses applicants can receive one grade reduction from the standard offer and for all other courses applicants will receive two grades off the standard offer.
We offer financial bursaries up to £10,000
Support Services include:
Small group S&C sessions
Access to medical services including physiotherapy and sports massage
Heavily discounted sport membership
Athlete workshop programme covering topics such as sports physiology, nutrition, psychology, screenings, injury prevention & management and lifestyle management
Branded sports kit
Sport Science Support
Access to training facilities
Performance video analysis
North American Athlete Scholarships
Newcastle University also offers specific athlete scholarships to any North American students looking at postgraduate study. Applicants can receive a discount on course fees of up to 60% and access to the above services.
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