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Performance & Elite Sports Scholarships

Our range of Performance and Elite Sports Scholarships are designed for undergraduate and postgraduate, Home and International students that excel in sport (including performance and/or coaching). 

The award is based on sporting achievements and ability to contribute towards Cardiff Met, and can be applied for by students who meet the criteria set out in the eligibility section below.


Schemes and Eligibility Criteria

We are offering 6 different scholarship schemes only available to applicants studying or about to commence studying any full time or part time degree programme at Cardiff Met.


Elite Athlete Scholarship (2 awardees x £5,000)

The Elite Athlete Scholarship is an enhanced scholarship package for up to 2 elite athletes each year. Athletes need to be competing at the pinnacle of their sport and be able to contribute to raising the profile of Cardiff Met as one of the top sports universities in the UK.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as a Home student for fee paying purposes

  • Competing at an international/professional level in your chosen sport

  • Commitment to represent the University in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) or National League 

  • Commitment to participate in profile/marketing activities

  • Recommended by your National Governing Body (NGB)/Sport Wales

Our Elite Athlete Scholars would also be offered employment opportunities through the University linked to ambassadorial or promotional activities.

Women's Scholarship (5 awardees x £3,000)

Cardiff Met is a proud partner of the ‘Watch Her Go’ movement in Welsh sport to raise the profile and investment into women’s sport. We are delighted therefore, to make 5 scholarships available for talented sports women with ambitions to develop their potential while completing their studies.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as a Home student for fee paying purposes
  • Competing at national or international level in your chosen women's sport
  • Commitment to represent the University in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) or National League 

  • Recommended by your National Governing Body (NGB)/Sport Wales

Access Scholarship (5 awardees x £3,000)

At Cardiff Met we are committed to supporting talented athletes from a range of backgrounds and appreciate the challenges many athletes face in attempting to chase their sporting dreams. The Access Scholarship is designed to offer support to those talented athletes that come from an area that has low participation in Higher Education. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as a Home student for fee paying purposes

  • Competing at a high level within your chosen sport. As a minimum it would be expected that you are competing at the performance stage of your sports pathway. This will vary from sport to sport.

  • Your permanent address is in an area that has low participation rates in Higher Education as defined by the Higher Education Funding Councils for either Wales (HEFCW) or England (HEFCE). Check your postcode here.

  • Your household income must be less than £30,000: we will confirm this information with Student Finance. To allow us to verify your household income, you must be registered with Student Finance Wales or England as a 'Means-Tested' applicant and have a completed assessment with Student Finance by 31st August 2022. In addition, you and your sponsor(s) (e.g. your parent(s)) must give 'Consent to Share' household income/financial details as part of your Student Finance application. If the above criteria are not met, you will not be considered for the bursary.

International Scholarship (5 awardees x £2,000)

As a global institution, we value the diversity that international students bring to Cardiff Met. We are pleased to offer 5 scholarships for talented international athletes who are looking to study in Cardiff and develop their sporting career through experiencing a different culture. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as an EU or Overseas student for fee paying purposes

  • Competing at a high level in your chosen sport. As a minimum it would be expected that you are competing at the performance stage of your sports pathway. This will vary from sport to sport.

  • Commitment to represent the University in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) or National League

  • Commitment to participate in profile/marketing activities

Our International Scholars may also be offered employment opportunities through the University linked to ambassadorial, promotional or coaching opportunities (linked to VISA requirements).

Local Talent Development Scholarship (5 awardees x £2,000)

Cardiff Met is a civic university firmly established within our local community. Through our unique and sector leading partnership with Cardiff Council we provide sport, physical activity, and health programmes across the city, working with a number of local clubs and sports organisations. If you are a talented athlete that is considering staying within Cardiff and studying locally then these scholarships are for you. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as a Home student for fee paying purposes

  • Competing at a high level in your chosen sport. As a minimum it would be expected that you are competing at the performance stage of your sports pathway. This will vary from sport to sport.

  • Commitment to represent the University in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) or National League

  • Living permanently in Cardiff with a permanent postcode starting in CF*

*This postcode must be for your permanent address prior to attending Cardiff Met University. 

Sport Scholarship (10 awardees x £1,000)

In addition to the above, we will also offer up to 10 scholarships each year for talented athletes that are performing at a high level in a sport which is potentially not provided by Cardiff Met or do not meet any of the above scholarship criteria. In this instance recommendation and supporting statements would be required from your National Governing Body (NGB)/Sport Wales. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Classed as a Home student for fee paying purposes

  • Competing at a high level in your chosen sport. As a minimum it would be expected that you are competing at the performance stage of your sports pathway. This will vary from sport to sport. 

  • Recommended by your National Governing Body (NGB)/Sport Wales

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please check the Terms and Conditions here

HOW TO APPLY

Athletes willing to apply for a Performance and Elite Sports Scholarship must complete this online application form.

The deadline for applications is 31st July 2022.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Once you complete the application, you will receive an automatic notification by email. If you do not receive this notification, please contact scholarship@cardiffmet.ac.uk as soon as possible so we can confirm receipt. You will then receive confirmation that you are eligible, subject to meeting the Terms and Conditions.

Final confirmation of receipt of award will be confirmed once assessments are undertaken and prior to start your course.

Please note, the award can only be activated once you have successfully enrolled onto your full-time degree course.

CONTACT US

For further information about the scholarships, please contact Ollie Toogood on OToogood@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Correspondence regarding your application will be made by email, using the contact details provided in your application.

For general queries visit our FAQ page.