International Sports Scholarships

Our international scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scholarships are particularly attractive for athletes within our Focus Sports (athletics, basketball, swimming, tennis and volleyball), though we do offer support to athletes from the full spectrum of Olympic and Paralympic sports.


Online application form


Our international scholarships receive:

  • Contribution toward tuition fees (up to £6,000) 

Up to £1000 worth of support services including: 

  • Free access to SportsDock
  • Free Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • Free Physiotherapy
  • Free Sports Massage
  • Free UEL Scholarship clothing from Kukri
  • Additional access to training facilities where required
  • Access to the academic flexibility policy to assist with international call ups, training camps etc.

To be eligible for an International Scholarships applicants need to be competing at junior international, senior national (eg, NCAA) or senior international level. Scholarships will be awarded to the strongest applicants first and non-successful applicants will be notified.

UEL is registered with the Department of Education in the US and are therefore able to administer student loans for American students studying in UEL. See details of Federal Aid.

Athlete Service Level Agreement

In order to receive the scholarship athletes are required to adhere to a Service Level Agreement which includes: 

  • compete for UEL in BUCS competitions
  • compete in national/international events (if appropriate)
  • be actively involved in the UELSports club related to your respective sport
  • proactively engage in marketing and promotional activities for UEL
  • commit to specified ambassadorial activities for the Director of Sport (up to ten hours per academic year)
  • maintain and improve your current performance level (as described in the application).

Students not adhering to the Service Level Agreement above may have their award immediately cancelled at the discretion of the Director of Sport.

If you fall ill or incur an injury during your award year, your award will be reviewed and support allocated based on your immediate needs, at the discretion of the High-Performance Sport Officer.

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our International Scholarship Programme:

Online Application Form

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