Sport Scholarships

Our scholarships support student-athletes to thrive both in their academics and in their sport

The University of Manchester Sport Scholarship is awarded to our high performing student-athletes, offering a bespoke and comprehensive package of support to help you develop and excel in all aspects of your life.

Apply for our Team Manchester Sport Scholarship 2023-24


The first application window for our 2023-24 sport scholarship will close at the end of February 2023. Early scholarship offers may be made in March and will be contingent on accepting your offer to start study at the University of Manchester in September 2023.

Our second application window will open in summer 2023.


Our Sport Scholarship

We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach, shaping your scholarship support based on your journey and your needs as an individual. Whether you have an existing support teams (such as English Institute of Sport support) or would need our expert practitioners to support your development, we work with you from the outset to co-ordinate support that matters, placing you at the very centre of all decisions. 

We’re passionate about helping you develop to be the best you can be and to help you achieve your aspirations in sport, studies and in life.

Scholarship Package

Our sports scholarship package offers an individualised and bespoke package to support your performance as well as sports memberships, specialist facilities and dedicated support, contributing to a value of over £9,000. 

 Our package includes:

  • Up to £1500 towards training or competition expense
  • Annual gym pass for Armitage Sports Centre or Sugden
  • Athletic Union club membership
  • 1–2–1 sessions with our expert Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Physiotherapy from our full-time University / TASS Physiotherapist
  • Mentoring / Lifestyle support
  • Sports scholarship kit
  • Access to workshops, specifically aimed at high performing dual-career athletes
  • Promotion of your success
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador for your sport

To be eligible for the programme athletes will need to meet the minimum criteria;


  • A University of Manchester full-time/part-time undergraduate/postgraduate student OR a prospective student who has received a conditional/unconditional offer and is commencing study in September 2023.
  • Competing at a minimum of UK Junior National level on a recognised player pathway of a Sport England/UK Sport recognised sport (for overseas applications, the standard must be equivalent to that of the UK).
  • Be contracted to a club in a professional/semi-professional league, competing at national/international level (for overseas applications, the standard must be equivalent to that of the UK).
  • Evidences a personal, sport and technical/physical profile that demonstrate performance levels of the minimum criteria.
  • Evidences continuing striving for personal excellence, defined in this application under headline areas of:
    • Displays a commitment to striving for personal excellence
    • Manages and balances the demands of a dual-career athlete
    • Takes ownership of their programme
    • Embraces learning and personal development

For further information to support your application please see our scholarship selection policy.

Our Previous Scholarship Athletes
Ali Ahmed – Volleyball (MSc Organisational Psychology)

Amy Carter – Netball (MBChB Medicine)

Bronwen Reed – Athletics (MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience)

Cholan Kayan – Badminton (BSc Anatomical Sciences)

Eleanor Taylor – Fencing (LLB Law)

Fergus Warr – Rugby Union (BA History)

Grace Harvey – Para-Swimming (BSc Immunology)

Imogen Turner – Netball (BDS Dentistry)

Jamie Ingram – Swimming (MSc Mathematics)

Katherine Rogers – Waterpolo (MSc Global Health)

Lois Pearson – Netball (Msc Economics)

Matthew Tonge – Weightlifting (BA Architecture)

Mohammed Nour – Taekwondo (BSc Computer Science)

Natalie Stevens – Hockey (MEng Civil Engineering)

Nicole Burdett – Archery (BSc Psychology)

Olivia Henderson – Waterpolo (BA Geography)

Ruth Mwandumba – Shooting (PhD Epidemilogy)

Sushantika Chakravotty – Basketball  (MA Criminology)

Ty Brockley-Langford – Athletics (MSci Biochemistry)



Nicole Burdett – Archery (BSc Psychology)


Ruth Mwandumba – Rifle Shooting (PhD Epidemilogy)


Bailey Hairsine – Open Water Swimming (MSci Biomedical Science)


Grace Harvey – Para-Swimming (BSc Immunology)


Amy Carter – Netball (MBChB Medicine)



Emma Cogni – Water polo (BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics)


Imogen Turner – Netball (BDS Dentistry)


Jamie Ingram – Swimming (BSc Mathematics)


Sophie Capewell – Cycling (BSc Mathematics)


Aimee Pratt – Athletics (BSc Anatomical Sciences)


Fergus Warr – Rugby Union (BA History)


Eleanor Taylor – Fencing (LLB Law with International Study)


Harriet Knowles-Jones – Athletics (BEng Mechanical Engineering)


Natalie Stevens – Hockey (BEng Civil Engineering)


Catriona Booth – Hockey (MRes Cardiovascular Health and Disease)


Photo credit Vitality Netball Superleague / Ben Lumley.

Lois Pearson – Netball (BSc Mathematics)


Sotia Zenios – Karate (MBChB/PhD Medicine)


If you have any further questions, please contact



We’re delighted to have been awarded the TASS dual-career accreditation award in 2021. The TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme recognises our university’s commitment to dual career support for talented athletes who are in full time education.