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DMU Sport Scholarship eligibility and application

We have five scholarship tiers depending on what level you are currently competing at. The table below outlines the cash bursary and value-in-kind funding that each scholar receives depending on the scholarship tier they are awarded. The cash bursary is paid in three termly instalments. The value-in-kind funding can be claimed to pay for sport-specific costs including:

  • Physiotherapy, nutrition and sports psychology 
  • Sport coaching
  • Sport-specific costs including entry and competition fee and sport-related memberships
  • DMU sport scholar kit

Every scholar also receives a bespoke elite performance support programme, including:

  • Personalised strength and conditioning coaching
  • Educational performance workshops
  • Individual performance lifestyle support
  • A holistic support package that covers sport nutrition, sport psychology and anti-doping 
  • Gold membership at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre


 EligibilityFinancial support

Tier 1

Students representing their sport internationally at an elite level

£4,000 cash bursary

£2,000 value in kind

Tier 2

Students representing their sport internationally at a junior level and/or on a National Governing Body development pathway

£2,500 cash bursary

£1,000 value in kind

Tier 3

Students consistently playing for a regional team and selected to represent their region in national competitions

£1,000 cash bursary

£600 value in kind

Tier 4

Students at exceptional county/regional level, who are raising the level of their club

£500 cash bursary

£500 value in kind

Recognition Tier

Students who are at Tier 1 or 2 but are already receiving an academic scholarship from DMU

£500 cash bursary

£1000 value in kind

We are aware that there are huge variances in sports and the standards people can achieve, so email us on if you’d like to discuss your application further.

Applying for a scholarship

Athletes who consider themselves to be eligible for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Scholarships are encouraged to apply earlier and contact us so a decision can be made in advance.

Once your application has been submitted and the deadline for applications has passed, your application will be reviewed by a panel. All applicants will receive an email with their outcome within one month of the application closing date. 

We are currently accepting sport scholarship applicants who are looking to start DMU in 2022/23. The deadline for applications is Sunday 28 August 2022.

Apply now