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Performance & Elite Sport Scholarships

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 upon a combination of academic merit and sporting achievements and can be applied for by students who meet the criteria set out in the eligibility section below. We are offering a range of Scholarships, which will principally be awarded in a cash sum of up to £5,000. Click below for details of each specific scheme.


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:

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

  • Commitment to represent the University in BUCS or National League

  • Commitment to participate in profile/marketing activities

  • Recommended by their NGB/Sport Wales

Our Elite Athlete Scholars may 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:

  • Competing at National or International level in their chosen sport

  • Commitment to represent the University in BUCS or National League

  • Recommended by their 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 scholarships is designed to offer support to those talented athletes that come from an area that has low participation in Higher Education.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Competing at a high level within their chosen 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.

  • Household Income less than 30,000: we will confirm this with Student Finance.

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:

  • Competing at a high level in their chosen sport

  • Commitment to represent the University in BUCS or National League

  • Commitment to participate in profile/marketing activities

Our International Scholars would 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:

  • Competing at a high level in your chosen sport

  • Commitment to represent the University in BUCS or National League

  • Living permanently in Cardiff with a postcode of CF

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/Sport Wales.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Competing at a high level in your chosen sport Recommended by NGB or Sport Wales

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please check the Terms and Conditions here. Please note that deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on 15th August 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

Athletes willing to apply for a Sports Scholarship must complete this online application form, and submit evidence of performance standards to the Head of Performance Sport.

The deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on 15th August 2021.

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 Chris Edwards on cjedwards@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.