Silver Sports Scholarship

The Sports Scholarship is a programme that offers students at the University additional support so that they may continue their sporting lives alongside their academic studies while at Leicester. The programme consists of a number of elements across different areas that look to help a student reach their potential.


  • Gold membership to sports facilities (value £245)
  • Sports massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy (value up to £150)
  • Up to £25 on LE card to use on campus
  • Access to scholarship workshops
  • Individual needs assessment interviews
  • Mentoring support
  • Physiological support
  • Quality coaching within the Team Leicester environment
  • Access to Coach Education through Leicester Academy
  • Advice from the University Accommodation Office on best accommodation for individual needs
  • Excellent links to representative sectors and National Governing Bodies

Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • Have applied for any full-time undergraduate/postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester for the 2017/18 academic year and selected us as your firm choice or be a current registered student for the 2017/18 academic year
  • Be able to demonstrate your sporting achievements
  • Hold a current performance level or equivalent to county or regional standard for your sport
  • Provide a valid reference from a suitable adult e.g. coach or teacher at your school or college
  • Be an ambassador for your sport with a commitment to supporting the development and performance of the relevant University sports clubs for your sport (in place)
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to striving for personal excellence
  • Meet the minimum grade requirements for your offer from the University

Provided you fulfil all the above requirements, we will accept applications from a wide variety of sports.

Whilst we do have target sports as a University, we do endeavour to support all BUCS sports where possible.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for 2017/18 has passed.

To apply, please complete the application form. Your application must be accompanied by a personal statement and sporting reference. Please send your completed application form, along with your personal statement and reference to Liz Jennings at

Please note that you can apply for both a Silver Sports Scholarship and a Golf Bursary.

All Sports Scholars must abide by our terms and conditions.