Sport Scholarships

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

For high performing athletes we offer a comprehensive package of support to help you develop and excel across all aspects of your life. 

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.

Our 2020-21 Sport Scholars


Nicole Burdett – BSc Psychology



Aimee Pratt – BSc Anatomical Sciences

Harriet Knowles-Jones – BEng Mechanical Engineering



Amelia Jarvis – BA Criminology



Sophie Capewell – BSc Mathematics



Eleanor Taylor – LLB Law with International Study



Catriona Booth – MRes Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Natalie Stevens – BEng Civil Engineering



Sotia Zenios – MBChB/PhD Medicine



Amy Carter – MBChB Medicine

Imogen Turner – BDS Dentistry

Lois Pearson – BSc Mathematics


Rugby Union

Fergus Warr – BA History



Ruth Mwandumba – PhD Epidemiology



Bailey Hairsine – MSci Biomedical Science

Grace Harvey – BSc Immunology

Jamie Ingram – BSc Mathematics


Water Polo

Emma Cogni – BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Scholarship Package
  • 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
  • Promotion of your success
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador for your sport
  • 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 that same year.
  • Competing at a minimum of Junior National level on a recognised player pathway for your sport (which must be a Talent-funded Sport England/UK Sport recognised sport, or equivalent for Overseas applications).
  • Be contracted to a club in a semi/full level professional league or competition at a national/international level
  • An ambassador for your sport with a commitment to supporting the development and performance of the relevant University Sports Club for your sport (in an agreed capacity)
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to striving for personal excellence which needs to be defined in this application.
  • Able to demonstrate Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART) sporting and educational goals which need to be defined in your application.
Information for Applicants
  • We invite applications from domestic and international students that meet our scholarship criteria.
  • The application window for 2021-22 academic year will open later this year. Follow the Interested in Manchester link below to receive a notification email about the application window opening.