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University of Kent Sports Scholarships for Outstanding Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students 2024

The University of Kent is committed to delivering sporting excellence and is proud to offer scholarships to students with outstanding sporting ability at both Canterbury and Medway campuses. The amount to be offered will be determined by the University Sports Scholarship Committee and each case is considered on its own merit.

Aim and Benefits 

A University of Kent Sports Scholarship includes the following benefits:

  • Financial support of between £300 - £5,000 per year to support access to facilities, preparation and participation in sport 
  • Access to the Kent Sport Clinic for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Inclusive Kent Sport Membership at Canterbury or equivalent access at Medway.
  • Weekly Coach-led Strength & Conditioning and exercise prescription App access.
  • Termly Technique & Testing and Sports Scholarship Workshops.
  • Access to Sports Psychology and other expertise within School of Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Scholarship Welcome, Celebration and Social Events.
  • Sports Scholarship Ambassadorial opportunities
  • Access to local professional sports clubs and business partner initiatives.
  • Exclusive Sports Scholarship training attire.


  • Scholarships are available to elite sportsmen and women from any sport who compete (at least) at county level or equivalent.
  • Sports Scholars should be committed to representing the University of Kent in British University & College Sport (BUCS) competition and join their relevant student club.
  • Sports Scholarships are open to new undergraduate and postgraduate applicants, as well as current University of Kent students. 
  • The Kent & Medway Medical School offer exclusive Sports Scholarships to their students and have a different application route on their webpage. (See note below)
  • Please view the detailed FAQ section within the Sports Scholarship webpage for a breakdown of application criteria and expectations of the scheme. 

It is not necessary to wait for an offer of a place before submitting your application, however your application will be checked against a valid UCAS number. Applicants should also note that the offer of a Sports Scholarship does not carry with it the offer of a place and all students are subject to the normal course tuition fees.

These awards are not open to applications from KMMS students. (Please refer to for scholarships and funding.)

For more information regarding the Sports Scholarship Scheme, please email [email protected]

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University Of Kent on to apply

Download an application form at:

For more details visit: University of Kents website.

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