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Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship initiative provides a unique opportunity for talented students to develop their performance in sports whilst balancing their educational demands, becoming a DMU champion for sport. The students will compete in British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) and Varsity competitions; while gaining a recognised degree qualification across a wide range of course and disciplines.

What will your scholarship package include?

Up to £6,000 of support, which may include:

  • Up to £4,000 cash bursary
  • Up to £2,000 towards sports specific including; physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and private medical insurance


Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship you must:

  • Be enrolled on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course during the academic year 2017/18
  • Compete at a high representative level*, and be able to demonstrate passion and commitment to your sport

*We are aware that there are huge variances in sports, and the standards people can achieve, so email us us if you’d like to discuss your application further. See below for the tiers of scholarship available:

  • Tier 1: For students performing at high national or international level
  • Tier 2: For students performing at high county or national level
  • Tier 3: For student performing at county level
  • Tier 4: For students who have already received an academic scholarship from DMU


  Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Individual total value Up to £6,000 Up to £4,400 Up to £3,000 Up to £1,100
Cash Up to £4,000 Up to £2,400 Up to £1,000 Up to £600
Value in kind Up to £2,000 Up to £2,000 Up to £2,000 Up to £500

Terms and conditions and course exclusions apply to this scholarship.

How to apply

The application process for the 2017/18 academic year is now open for September and January starters.

September 2017 intake application process

  • Friday 4 August, first deadline for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships applications
  • Tuesday 15 August, applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application
  • Thursday 17 August,  A-level results day, undergraduate scholarship decisions ratified according to academic entry to university
  • Thursday 26 October, deadline for late applicants
  • Monday 6 November, late applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application

January 2018 intake application process

  • Thursday 25 January 2018, deadline for applicants
  • Monday 5 February 2018, applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application


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