UEA+Sport Individual Scholarship

If you are an aspiring student-athlete - either prospectively or currently studying at UEA - we want to support you in your journey to achieve your highest potential both academically and on the sporting field. 

UEA+Sport offers a wide range of facilities and support for our top athletes and sporting programmes, ensuring you have the best possible opportunities to maximise your potential whilst studying at UEA. Led by a strong team of dedicated and innovative coaching staff, and supported by a range of highly skilled practitioners, we offer you a high-quality level of support to enable you to succeed. Recent scholars have been successful in BUCS, Local, Regional and National competitions with many also attaining International success. This is achieved by ensuring each athlete can thrive in their own environment. 

Our holistic and athlete-centred approach to developing performance has showcased success with many athletes competing at age-group and senior World and European Championships, and the BUCS programme rising nearly 20 places in just four years - with many teams dominating the local and regional landscape in their sport. For more information, take a look at our performance sport brochure.

Our sport scholarship packages offer a range of financial and specialist support services to our student athletes and are offered at three levels: Elite, Excellence and Developing Excellence.

Scholars will benefit from:

  • Financial support in an individualised financial plan (Elite and Excellence only - up to £1,500 for Elite, up to £500 for Excellence)
  • Gym and Swim Membership (currently worth £300)
  • Additional free use of training facilities at the Sportspark (facility access to be determined per individual athlete and availability)
  • Free uea+sport membership (USM) (currently worth £55)
  • Access to Strength and Conditioning support
  • Access to physiotherapy
  • Discounted sports massage
  • Support workshops
  • Branded sports kit
  • Lifestyle support

Our current performance sports are basketball, football, netball, American football and rugby - but we also pride ourselves on accepting scholarship applications from a wide range of other sports. We want to help all athletes reach their potential whilst here with us so all applications are welcomed, with each case being reviewed against our sporting criteria (see below).

For basketball, football and netball, take a look at our team scholarships.

Sports scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

 

Type of Course

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Year Abroad

Funding Type

  • Cash
  • In-kind

Annual Value

£1500

Years Available

  • 2022

Criteria

  • UEA First Choice

School/Faculty

  • Any
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Art, Media and American Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Norwich Business School
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Politics, Philosophy Language and Communication Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Country / Region

  • Any

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

See below for sporting criteria

Application Process

Applications are open up until midnight on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

For your application to be considered, we strongly advise that you apply by this date. We may consider applications after this date (including students looking to attend UEA through clearing) up until midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2022, although we cannot guarantee UEA individual sport scholarships spaces will still be available.

To apply for a UEA individual sport scholarship, please fully complete the application form with as much information and detail as possible to assist us in assessing your application. We will notify you that we have received your application. If you aren’t contacted within seven days following a submission, please email performance.sport@uea.ac.uk to check the status of your application.
 

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If you have any questions or would like more information please email performance.sport@uea.ac.uk.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Sporting criteria

 

N.B. Any sport not identified below will be reviewed on a case by case basis upon application. 

Standard reference points

Elite Scholarship - National Performance Pathway

Excellence Scholarship - national level

Developing Excellence Scholarship - regional level

Athletics

Scholarship applications for returning students or students older than 19 (at the start of the academic year) will be assessed against the U20s criteria table below. Scholar applications for new/prospective students who are 18 at the start of the academic year will be accessed against the U17s criteria table below. Anyone competing in athletics who falls outside of these guideline targets would be welcome to apply for a UEA+Sport Developing Excellence scholarship.
 

Event U20s scholar criteria
  Men Women
  Elite Excellence Elite Excellence
60m 6.96 7.04 7.72 7.85
100m 10.76 10.89 12.06 12.33
200m 21.73 21.98 24.66 25.1
400m 48.92 49.6 56.52 57.7
800m 01:51.9 01:53.6 02:10.4 02:14.3
1500m 03:52.8 03:56.5 04:29.6 04:36.3
3000m 08:28.8 08:36.2 09:55.9 10:20.3
5000m 15:04.7 15:32.1 18:36.0 n/a
2000sc (m) / 1500sc (f) 06:23.1 06:35.9 05:27.2 05:47.2
60m hurdles 8.37 8.66 8.95 9.29
110m (m) / 100m (f) hurdles  14.85 15.55 14.52 15.38
400m hurdles 56.25 58 64.88 67.5
High jump 2.00 1.90 1.70 1.64
Pole vault 4.40 3.93 3.30 2.90
Long jump 6.90 6.70 5.71 5.53
Triple jump 13.92 13.06 11.45 10.92
Shot put 14.12 12.88 11.95 10.90
Hammer 48.08 35.31 46.85 42.14
Discus 42.50 37.89 35.65 30.68
Javelin 53.20 49.81 39.20 35.99
Indoor heptathlon (m)/ indoor pentathlon (f) 4071 n/a 2622 n/a
Decathlon (m)/heptathlon (f) 5412 4017 4312 3242
4 x 100m 43.92 45.13 49.5 50.54
4 x 400m 03:33.3 n/a 04:13.1 n/a

 

Event U17s scholar criteria
  Men Women
  Elite Excellence Elite Excellence
60m 7.11 7.21 7.79 7.88
100m 11 11.1 12.24 12.38
200m 22.33 22.49 25.13 25.52
400m (m)/ 300m (f) 50.6 51.19 40.66 41.28
800m 01:55.3 01:57.2 02:12.9 02:15.5
1500m 03:59.1  04:04.1 04:37.5 04:42.1
3000m 08:48.6 08:57.8 10:14.4 10:22.1
1500sc 04:39.1 04:47.9 05:19.2 05:38.0
60m hurdles 8.55 8.78 9 9.15
100m (m) / 80m (f) hurdles 13.77 14.1 11.75 11.98
400m hurdles 57.98 59.7 n/a n/a
High jump 1.9 1.85 1.67 1.64
Pole vault 3.85 3.6 3 2.65
Long jump 6.65 6.44 5.54 5.39
Triple jump 13.27 12.93 11.28 10.86
Shot put 13.78 12.93 12.6 11.98
Hammer 48.98 39.46 47.11 42.31
Discus 42.17 38.71 33.69 30.85
Javelin 54.2 49.36 39.94 36.19
Indoor heptathlon (m)/ indoor pentathlon (f) 3410 n/a 3062 2800
Decathlon (m)/heptathlon (f) n/a n/a 4334 3960
Octathlon (just m) 4271 3773 n/a n/a
4 x 100m 43.45 44.4 48.91 49.95
4 x 400m (m) / 4 x 300m (f) 03:34.6 03:41.7 02:54.0 03:00.3

BASKETball

See our team scholarships

 

Football

See our team scholarships

 

Netball

See our team scholarships

 

Rugby

Elite Scholarship - National Performance Pathway

Excellence Scholarship - Premiership Academy

Developing Excellence Scholarship - County Age Group

 

Swimming

  Men Women
  Elite Excellence Elite Excellence
50m Freestyle 22.50 24.10 26.20 27.60
100m Freestyle 51.00 53.50 56.10 60.00
200m Freestyle 1:51.00 1:58.00 1:59.00 2:11.00
400m Freestyle 4:00.00 4:11.00 4:20.00 4:33.00
800m Freestyle 8:30.00 8:50.00 9:00.00 09:30.00
1500m Freestyle 16:00.00 16:45.00 17:30.00 18:15.00
50m Butterfly 24.60 26.60 27.60 28.50
100m Butterfly 55.40 56.40 59.70 1:04.05
200m Butterfly 2:05.2 2:10.2 2:17.2 2:24.5
50m Backstroke 26.30 27.30 29.30 30.70
100m Backstroke 56.10 59.30 1:02.8 1:06.8
200m Backstroke 2:04.00 2:11.4 2:17.3 2:23.00
50m Breaststroke 28.80 30.10 32.10 34.50
100m Breaststroke 1:03.8 1:06.2 1:09.3 1:14.0
200m Breaststroke 2:18.3 2:24.6 2:32.2 2:42.5
100m IM        
200m IM 2:04.8 2:09.1 2:21.7 2:28.5
400 IM 4:24.00 4:39.0 4:51.1 5:10.0

 

Anyone competing in Swimming who falls outside of these guideline targets would be welcome to apply for a UEA+Sport Developing Excellence scholarship.

 

Tennis

Individuals applying for a tennis scholarship will need to meet either the LTA rating or the ITF ranking criteria below to be considered for a UEA sport scholarship.

Scholarship type LTA rating World Tennis Number singles World Tennis Number doubles
Elite Scholarship 1.2 or above 7.6 or above 7.6 or above
Excellence Scholarship 3.2 or above 14 or above 14 or above
Developing Excellence Scholarship 4.2 or above 15 or above 15 or above

 

N.B. Any sport not identified above will be reviewed on a case by case basis upon application.