Sports Scholarships & Sports Funding


Sports Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current students. Scholarships are reviewed annually and we encourage applications from any year of study.

All sports scholarship applicants will be required to demonstrate previous and current sporting achievements and have a commitment to continue improving in their sport and representing the University.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria are based upon senior or age group representative honours at national and/or regional level. Individuals who are part of National Governing Body (NGB’s) performance squads will also be considered. Emphasis is placed on awarding scholarships to athletes competing in one of our Performance Clubs which includes squash, tennis, badminton and table-tennis.

Scholarships are only offered to students who have gained a place or are currently studying at Newcastle University. Every Sports Scholar must be a student at Newcastle University, represent the University and compete for the University in British Universities Colleges Sport (BUCS) events where applicable.

Support Package

Financial bursary of up to £10,000


Services Received:

  • Small group S&C sessions

  • Access to medical services including physiotherapy and sports massage

  • Professional Coaching

  • Upgrade to Gold Gym Membership

  • Mentoring/Lifestyle Support

  • 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

Newcastle University offers USA Athlete Scholarships to encourage USA athletes to undertake Master’s level study. Successful applicants will receive a fee reduction and access to all the above services.


For more information please visit the Newcastle University Sport website by clicking here or drop us a line via the contact page