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;

American Football, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Ski, 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.

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 below services. For further information please click here


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
  • 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

If you feel you meet the pre-requisites of academic standards and sporting pedigree please apply online. The application form is in the toolbar to the left.


Sport Funding Application Form

This application is open all year round. It is mainly in place to support all athletes that have gained representative honours and need support around these selections.

If your sport was not named above or you are part of one of the sports named and you have reached representatives honours then please complete the Sports Funding Application Form. Please complete this form once you have gained a place at Newcastle University and know your competition dates and have been selected for higher representative competitions.

The application form is in the toolbar to the left.

Disability Sports Scholarships

Students registered with a disability at Newcastle University may be eligible to receive the Disability Sport Scholarship. Scholarship applicants are required to demonstrate that they currently represent the University or perform at a regional or national level for an external club.

To apply for the Disability Sports Scholarship click here


PLEASE ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE CORRECT APPLICATION FORM. All Sports Scholarship and Sports Funding applications will be considered and awards distributed at the discretion of the Performance Sport Team. Silver Level Membership must be purchased by all athletes before any award is allocated.



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