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 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, the clubs applicable are;

Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Waterpolo.

If your sport is not listed here please complete the Sports Funding Application Form.

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.


Criteria Regional/National/International standard within the last 12 months.  Students should be part of a National Governing Body Performance Squad or equivalent. 

Up to £10k


Services Received
  • Small group S&C sessions
  • Access to medical services including physiotherapy and sports massage
  • Professional Coaching
  • Silver 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


If you feel you meet the pre-requisites of academic standards and sporting pedigree please apply online.


Sport Funding Application Form

If your sport was not named above please complete the Sports Funding Application Form. We will still look to support all sports where possible. Please complete this form once you have gained a place at Newcastle University and know your competition dates.

Sports Funding Application Form


All Sports Scholarship and Sports Funding applications will be considered and awards distributed at the discretion of the Performance Sport Team.


The deadline for applications is WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER 2017.

For further details please contact the Performance Sport Team by filling out the online enquiry in the sidebar or alternatively email: or Tel No: 0191 208 7224