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
£400 Bursary £750 - £1,500 Bursary
Just Gym Membership Premium Gym Membership
Free Personal Training Session Free Personal Training Session
1:1 Mentoring 1:1 Mentoring

SportsLab Workshops (e.g.)
Nutrition, Athlete Wellness & Rehab, Sport Psychology

SportsLab Workshops (e.g.)
Nutrition, Athlete Wellness & Rehab, Sport Psychology
Sports Science Support Sports Science Support
Sports Massage Therapy Sports Massage Therapy
Scholar Sport Kit Scholar Sport Kit
Sport Scholar Awards (plus 2 guests) Sport Scholar Awards (plus 2 guests)

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 make a decision on whether you meet the criteria and to which status you will be appointed.

To be considered for performance level, 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 Sport Scholars will need to agree to undertaking one or more of the following:

  • Represent Christ Church University in your sport via BUCS, Varsity or a similar competition
  • Volunteer in assisting other students by coaching within your sport
  • Be an ambassador for sport at Christ Church University, and represent the institution at University events such as Open Days or community engagement events

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Applications close 31st August 2022 so please apply as soon as you can. Due to limited spaces and the high level of applications now being received, it is not guaranteed that you will be selected for the scheme even if you meet the criteria.

Application Form

To find out more contact Christ Church Sport:
Email: sport@canterbury.ac.uk  |  Tel: 01227 923 500


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