British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)


Please read and ensure that you understand the terms and conditions below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Committee Secretary, Catherne Forshaw at

The award

The BASL Graduate Bursary is a contribution of up to £2,500 at the absolute discretion of the BASL Graduate Bursary Awards Committee (“Awards Committee”) towards the tuition fee for any taught postgraduate course in Sports Law at a recognised British University commencing in the 2022/2023 academic year. The bursary is awarded for full-time or part-time study. 

Students who are to receive an award will be notified in writing.


BASL welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It is BASL’s policy to treat all applicants equally, regardless of their sex, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, religious beliefs, political views, age, race, ethnic origin or disability.

  • In order to receive a BASL Graduate Bursary, you must fulfil the following criteria:
  • You must be registered for a recognised British University course leading to be a taught postgraduate award in the discipline of Sports Law.
  • You must not be on a course that is partially or fully funded by your employer or any other organisation.
  • You must not be in receipt of another bursary, scholarship or grant.
  • You must complete a BASL Graduate Bursary application form and provide full reasons as to why you are applying for financial support. You may be asked to provide further information/documentation in support of your application

Responsibilities of successful applicants

  • You must be prepared to provide BASL with details of your progress in your studies and such other information, including the provision of testimonials, as BASL may reasonably require from time to time
  • You must agree to act as an ambassador for BASL at your place of study for the purpose of raising awareness of BASL and the benefits of BASL membership to fellow students and members of academic staff.  Further guidance on the performance of this role may be sought from the Awards Committee Secretary. You may be required to provide the Awards Committee Secretary with reports on the performance of your role as BASL ambassador.

Withdrawal/Suspension/Recovery of bursary 

The following may in the absolute discretion of the Awards Committee affect your eligibility to (continue to) receive a bursary or scholarship:


  1. Course change
  2. Course failure
  3. Disciplinary action by the university against you 
  4. Provision of false or materially misleading information in relation to your application.


If you do not complete the course of study on which you are registered and the named award is not made, BASL reserves the right to recoup any bursary payments already made.

No obligation

All bursary awards are made at the absolute discretion of the Awards Committee. In considering any application the Awards Committee shall have particular regard to the personal financial (and other) circumstances of the applicant contained in the statement of reasons for the application for financial support provided by the applicant.  There shall be no obligation to award any one or more bursaries in any year of operation of the Scheme.


Bursary payments will be made direct to the university with whom you are registered.


The BASL Graduate Bursary Awards Committee shall have the absolute discretion to determine as they see fit any matter not otherwise provided for above.  


All correspondence in relation to an application for a BASL Graduate Bursary shall be addressed to the Awards Committee Secretary: 

Catherine Forshaw at