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Sports Scholarships

​At Cardiff Met we pride ourselves on the quality of support and the environment created through our performance programs that all student-athletes who are part of them have the conditions to thrive as an athlete and student. In addition, we are pleased to offer a number of scholarships to our highest performing athletes. Scholarships are a financial payment and are awarded on an annual basis to new and returning students.

Sport scholarships for 2024/25 entry are not currently open. To register your interest, complete the form below:​​​


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If you are interested in our sport scholarships, you may also be interested to know more about our Dual Career Policy.

Scholarships available for 2023/24

We offer 4 categories of scholarships. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies. Each scholarship is outlined below and follows the same basic sporting criteria and details of any specific criteria are provided below.

Sporting criteria: This criteria is provided to act as a guide to the applicant and the awarding panel. Meeting the criteria does not guarantee you a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded using the criteria, applied appropriately to the sport and factoring in the number of scholarships available and the quality of applicants.

Applicants should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • International representative honors at age-group or senior level
  • Part of the top tier of your NGBs performance pathway
  • Significant experience at academy level (or above) of a professional sport
  • Continued success at national age group or senior championships

If you feel you have other experience that is equivalent of this criteria and applicable to your sport, we welcome your application.


Sport Scholarship (£1,000-£5,000)

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants should meet one or more of the below criteria: 

  • International representative honors at age-group or senior level
  • Part of the top tier of your NGBs performance pathway
  • Significant experience at academy level of a professional sport
  • Continued success at national age group or senior championships


Women's Scholarship (£1,000-£5,000)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must compete in a women's sporting category 

Applicants should meet one or more of the below criteria: 

  • International representative honors at age-group or senior level
  • Part of the top tier of your NGBs performance pathway
  • Significant experience at academy level of a professional sport
  • Continued success at national age group or senior championships

Access Scholarship (£1,000-£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.
  • Your permanent address is in an area that has low participation rates in Higher Education. 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.
  • Athletes should also meet one or more of the below criteria: 

    • International representative honors at age-group or senior level
    • Part of the top tier of your NGBs performance pathway
    • Significant experience at academy level of a professional sport
    • Continued success at national age group or senior championships

*We are reliant on external agencies in updating this data and this data is subject to change. Postcodes are categorised currently according to the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019, the POLAR4 Young, and Adult HE 2011 coding systems. Data was provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) in May 2022.

Disability Sport Scholarships (£1,000-£5,000)

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Applicants must compete in a disability sport. 

Applicants should meet one or more of the below criteria: 

  • International representative honors at age-group or senior level
  • Part of the top tier of your NGBs performance pathway
  • Significant experience at academy level of a professional sport
  • Continued success at national age group or senior championships

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please check the Terms and Conditions.

HOW TO APPLY

How to apply: To apply for any of the scholarships, please compete this online application form​. Please tick all scholarships you would like to apply for.

Applications close:  30th June 2023. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible.

Early awarding: We reserve the right to award scholarships before the deadline for applications. Where an early scholarship offer is considered, you will be contacted directly and otherwise should wait to hear the outcome of your application following the closing date.

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 Sport Scholarship 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.