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Competitive scholarships

UEL offers three fantastic competitive scholarships for students, ranging from elite athletes to those looking to progress and develop in their sport.
Find the scholarship that's right for you and apply today.

Elite scholarships

Elite level UEL Sports Scholars receive: 

  • up to £6,000 bursary per annum (bursaries may be higher for exceptional applicants)
  • £1,000 worth of support services including:
    • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
    • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning training and private access to scholar Strength and Conditioning facility Aqua East.
    • Active Recovery and Yoga Sessions.
    • Gold membership at SportsDock.
    • Lifestyle and Performance workshops.
    • TeamUEL Leisure and Gym Kit.
    • Access to of sports science support, including nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics.
    • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.
Elite Scholarships are only available for Athletics, Basketball, Football, Tennis and Volleyball.
 
UEL has supported my dream to be a professional athlete and provided me with a pathway to excel outside of sports, its the foundation that all athletes need to succeed. 
Joe Ikhinmwin , UEL Basketball Scholar and London Lions Captain
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Performance scholarships

Performance level UEL Sports Scholars receive: 

  • bursary from £500 to £4,000
  • £1,000 worth of support services including:
    • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
    • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning training and private access to scholar Strength and Conditioning facility Aqua East.
    • Active Recovery and Yoga Sessions.
    • Gold membership at SportsDock.
    • Lifestyle and Performance workshops.
    • TeamUEL Leisure and Gym Kit.
    • Access to of sports science support, including nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics.
    • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.
Performance Scholarships are only available for athletes who can compete in BUCS Sports competition for UEL.

Find out more about our sports scholarships.

UEL has provided me with an opportunity to find a perfect balance between my academic studies and my sporting endeavours. The flexible timetabling along with the elite sporting support services has allowed me to be successful in the classroom as well as in the sporting arena. I owe to them an incalculable debt.

Youcef Zatat , UEL Athletics Scholar and Team GB Athlete
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Support scholarships

Our Support only package entitles you to £1,000 worth of support services including:

£1,000 worth of support services including:

  • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
  • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning training and private access to scholar Strength and Conditioning facility Aqua East.
  • Active Recovery and Yoga Sessions.
  • Gold membership at SportsDock.
  • Lifestyle and Performance workshops.
  • TeamUEL Leisure and Gym Kit.
  • Access to of sports science support, including nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics.
  • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.
Support only scholarships are available across all sports.

Find out more about our sports scholarships.

For me coming to UEL was the best decision because I found the perfect balance between sport and study, whilst being challenged on a daily basis.

Marie Prulhiere , Sports scholar & UEL Tennis player
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