Sporting excellence scholarships
From sailing to swimming, rugby to rowing, we recognise that sporting excellence has the power to inspire. Rise to the challenge and apply for one of our sporting excellence scholarships to hit your sporting and academic targets.
Facilities and Coaching
Access some of the country’s top sporting facilities and coaches. Study at one of the top 300 universities in the world. That's our offer.
Working in Partnership
Partnering with the Students’ Union, our teams compete across the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) system, while our sporting partnerships span the professional spectrum with links to:
- Football League Two’s Plymouth Argyle
- Rugby Union Championship side Plymouth Albion
- British Basketball League Championship side Plymouth University Raiders
- Plymouth Leander Swimming (Plymouth is recognised as one of the UK's top aquatic centres).
Work closely with top class people and access professional facilities. A Sporting Excellence Scholarship with Plymouth University offers you an unrivalled range of opportunities. Different scholarship levels support every stage of your sporting and academic development.
Our Sporting Excellence Scholarship programme is recognised by coaches and athletes alike. Scroll down to read more about our elite scholars, and find out how we're boosting their quest for national and international honours. Be inspired by their stories to choose Plymouth as the University where you too can fulfil your dreams.
We work with experts in sports at our Students' Union to offer different levels of Sporting Excellence Scholarships to students aspiring to excel in a recognised sport, and already competing at a regional, national or international level.
Up to £1,000 if you're competing at the highest possible level regionally with national potential and working towards the development pathway within your sport.
Up to £3,000 if you're competing at a high level nationally, on the pathway to international
Up to £9,000 + 50 per cent off accommodation costs* if you're competing at national and international level, representing your country. To apply for this award you should be competing at the highest possible level without committing to sport full time.
* 50 per cent off accommodation costs is available at approved halls of residence within the Plymouth University campus only, contact us for details.