Scholarships at De Montfort University

DMU Sport Scholarships
Scholarship Name DMU Sport Scholarships
Academic Year 2022
Scholarship amount Up to £6,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 28 August 2022

De Montfort University (DMU) is dedicated to supporting our scholars with a bespoke and holistic performance programme that is tailored to support each scholar’s needs. We support all our scholars to excel and reach their sporting potential, whilst allowing them to succeed in their academic studies. 

DMUsport scholars are awarded up to £6,000 of financial support. This includes a cash bursary of up to £4,000 and up to £2,000 value in kind funding that can be used for sport-specific costs.

We have an experienced team of experts that supports each scholar. Our elite performance package includes personalised strength and conditioning training, educational performance workshops, nutrition and psychology guidance and performance lifestyle support.

We are an ambitious sports institution and have recently invested millions of pounds into state-of-the-art facilities. All DMUsport scholars are given gold membership to the outstanding Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre. We have a sport performance Watershed Facility which has dedicated strength and conditioning facilities for sport scholars. Beaumont Park is home to the DMU Football, Rugby, Lacrosse and American Football.

The Sport Scholarship supports talented student athletes competing at a high representative level. Scholars must be on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at DMU* and compete in a sport that is part of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme or included in the Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic Games programme.

We have five scholarship tiers depending on what level you are currently competing at. The table below outlines the cash bursary and value-in-kind funding that each scholar receives depending on the scholarship tier they are awarded. The cash bursary is paid in three termly instalments. The value-in-kind funding can be claimed to pay for sport-specific costs including:

  • Physiotherapy, nutrition and sports psychology 

  • Sport coaching

  • Sport-specific costs including entry and competition fee and sport-related memberships

  • DMU sport scholar kit

Every scholar also receives a bespoke elite performance support programme, including:

  • Personalised strength and conditioning coaching

  • Educational performance workshops

  • Individual performance lifestyle support

  • A holistic support package that covers sport nutrition, sport psychology and anti-doping 

  • Gold membership at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre



Financial support

Tier 1

Students representing their sport internationally at an elite level

£4,000 cash bursary

£2,000 value in kind

Tier 2

Students representing their sport internationally at a junior level and/or on a National Governing Body development pathway

£2,500 cash bursary

£1,000 value in kind

Tier 3

Students consistently playing for a regional team and selected to represent their region in national competitions

£1,000 cash bursary

£600 value in kind

Tier 4

Students at exceptional county/regional level, who are raising the level of their club

£500 cash bursary

£500 value in kind

Recognition Tier

Students who are at Tier 1 or 2 but are already receiving an academic scholarship from DMU

£500 cash bursary

£1000 value in kind

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28 August 2022.

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