Sport Scholarship Scheme

We are committed to developing sporting excellence and offer scholarships of up to £1500 per annum in any sport.

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to supporting student athletes to succeed in both their academic and sporting pursuits, through our Sport Scholarship programme. The University is recognised by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) as a Dual Career Accredited Site which acknowledges an enhanced level of academic flexibility allowing talented athletes to balance their studies alongside a sporting schedule.

Last year, 77% of our scholars said that being part of the programme has had a positive impact on their academic achievement.

88% said it had a positive impact on their progression within their chosen sport.


Performance Scholarship Elite Scholarship
Academic Flexibility Academic Flexibility
£500 Bursary £750 - £1,500 Bursary
Sports Science Support Sports Science Support
Health & Fitness Membership Health & Fitness Membership
Access to Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Access to Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
Scholar Sport Kit Scholar Sport Kit
Sport Scholar Awards Sport Scholar Awards 

Both current and prospective Christ Church students can apply for a Sport Scholarship. Selection for the Scholarship programme will be by the University's Sports Scholarship Committee.

All Sport Scholars are set a status of either Performance or Elite depending on the level you are performing at in your sport. Once you’ve submitted your application, the Sport Scholarship Committee will decide on whether you meet the criteria and to which status you will be appointed.

To be considered for a Performance level Scholarship, you will need to be competing at county level in your sport. For an Elite level scholarship, you will need to be competing at national standard or above. This may differ slightly depending on the sport.

All sports scholars are required to engage with the program via a number of methods. These include:

  • Represent CCCU in BUCS, Varsity or other University Competition
  • Hold a CCCU Student Sport Club Committee position.
  • Support other CCCU students in an official CCCU coach position.
  • Represent CCCU as an Ambassador at events, Open Days or meetings.
  • Engage Fully with SportsLab Workshops
  • Consistent Social Media Postings 

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Applications close 31st August 2024 so please apply as soon as you can. Due to limited spaces and the high level of applications being received, it is not guaranteed that you will be selected for the scheme even if you meet the criteria. All applications need two references.

Application Form

To find out more contact Christ Church Sport:
Email:  |  Tel: 01227 923 500


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Last edited: 17/11/2023 15:54:00