RAU Sports Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding ability in a particular sport to assist their development, and to raise the profile of the University through their sporting endeavours.

About the scholarship

There are a maximum of five awards available for 2021 entry, 

Each scholarship will be worth a maximum of £3,000. 

The specific aims of the sports scholarships are:

  • Recruit talented sportsmen and women to study at the Royal Agricultural University
  • Assist those students to achieve their full sporting potential alongside their studies
  • Enable the sports scholars to help raise the profile of the University through their sporting and academic endeavours
  • Enhance the achievements of University sports teams as far as is reasonable through participation, representation or other forms of encouragement

Scholarships are available (on adjudication) to sportsmen and women who compete (at least) at the county level or equivalent (this standard will vary from sport to sport). Scholars should be committed to representing the University and working with the University to achieve the aims of the sports scholarship scheme.

Each scholarship will be available for the duration of the student’s studies whilst at the University, subject to a satisfactory annual review. Influencing factors for renewal of the scholarship each year will include levels of participation within the University sports teams, the external profiling achieved through such participation, and the scholars own personal achievements in both sporting and academic arenas.

The University will, as far as is reasonable, help the successful Scholars to actively promote the University in the context of their scholarship.

How do I apply?

You need to apply by using the online application form, together with supporting evidence. Please download and ask your referee to complete the scholarship reference form; the referee should be your most recent school/university tutor, employer, sports coach or team captain. We do not accept references from family members. Please note Scholarship applications cannot be considered without a satisfactory reference. Additional information may be requested at a later date.

Deadline for applications

This scholarship is now closed to applications.

How will I know if my application has been successful?

All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome, whether successful or unsuccessful, once a decision has been made and no later than 15 September 2021.

Terms and conditions

  • Those studying on a part-time basis will be awarded a pro rata percentage of any award divided between the numbers of years of study
  • This scholarship is available only to those students who meet the eligibility criteria specified above
  • Successful applicants will be expected to write a brief one-page report, to be submitted to the University, by 30 June each year
  • Only one RAU-managed scholarship can be held at any one time – but the 20% alumni discount would still apply for postgraduate applicants and be deducted from remainder of the fee
  • Students who fail and are required to re-sit or re-study one or more modules will forego any further support
  • Students who are unable, for whatever reason, to support the RAU in the objectives of raising the profile of sport, will forego their entitlement to any future award continuation
  • The RAU endeavours to ensure that this information is correct. However, the RAU accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions and reserves the right to make changes without notice.

Contact us

For further information, please email: [email protected].