University of Derby
University of Derby


University of Derby Ranking



University of Derby Location

Central England

University of Derby


University Ranking




Central England


Sports Scholarship
Scholarship Name Sports Scholarship
Academic Year 2020
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 July 2020

Attracting talent

The University of Derby is a sporting hub for talented athletes and coaches. We have a track record of improving the performance of our University sports clubs and we have created an infrastructure to provide support for talented athletes.

With a significant investment in high-class facilities, such as the Sports Centre and Human Performance Unit, sport science expertise and performance level coaches, we are attracting more and more talented performers. We are committed to supporting Clean Sport in the UK and we have published our Clean Sport commitment.

The Sports Scholarship programme aims to help our talented athletes realise their sporting potential and support them through their academic studies. Our athletes can access an impressive package of support tailored towards their needs, delivered by our experienced and qualified team. Two of the Universities most recent successful sports scholars are Charlie Tanfield (World Champion and Commonwealth Cycling gold medallist) and Jack Burnell (European Open Water silver medallist 2016 and Olympian 2016).

Team Derby has seven performance teams, men’s and women’s badminton, men’s basketball, men's football, track cycling and men’s and women’s volleyball, however, athletes competing in all BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) events are eligible to apply. Applications are now open.

The Sports Scholarships cater for student athletes competing at a high county level up to senior internationals and studying an undergraduate, postgraduate or online degree. For further information, please contact


  • 1 January 2020 - application process opens for September starters. Please apply as soon as possible. An email will be sent to confirm your application has been received
  • 31 July 2020 - undergraduate and postgraduate deadline for all scholarship applications
  • 1 August to 31 August 2020 - Clearing scholarship applications

How to apply

  • Download and complete a Team Derby Sports Scholarship Application Form and return it together with your sporting reference by email to We cannot process your application without a supporting reference preferably on headed paper
  • You are advised to apply as soon as possible and only in exceptional circumstances will late applications be considered by the panel
  • All applications will be considered by the Team Derby Awards Panel and any offers made will be at the panel’s discretion
  • Applications will be prioritised and ranked according to merit
  • The submission of an application, or prior inclusion in the programme, does not guarantee the offer of an award
  • A sport scholarship is only valid for one academic year. Scholars must reapply on time if they wish to continue to receive support
  • We do accept enquiries for applicants considering studying at the University of Derby in future years.
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