Sports Scholarships

LSBU Active Scholarship Programme is an exceptional opportunity for talented students to achieve their full potential.

Our programme is designed to support individual sport athletes performing at senior international level, with a strong professional profile in their chosen sport.

As a scholarship recipient, you will receive support to help you excel both academically and in your athletic pursuits.

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Benefits of Becoming a Sports Scholar:

  • Financial Support: Sports scholars can receive up to £1500 financial support per annum, as well as assistance in competition travel and entry.

  • Sports Science Support: Eligible for an amount of free sports science support in the Human Performance Centre (HPC) at LSBU. HPC offers support in sports physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, sports nutrition and strength and conditioning.

  • Personal Development Officer and Academic Support: Access to a development officer, who acts as a link between the athlete, academic division, and University Authorities.
    They will support you and help you balance your commitments. Academic support is also available in the form of funding resources such as textbooks or IT equipment.

  • Free Sports Therapy Massage

  • Free Access to Sports Talks & Workshops: LSBU Active runs a series of coaching and training workshops. All scholars will have access to these sessions for free.

  • Free LSBU Active Wear: Sports Scholars are entitled to free Sports Scholarship Programme leisurewear.

  • International Travel Opportunities: Opportunities to enter competitions abroad, part funded as part of your scholarship.

Current Scholarship Application Status

Current Status for Sports Scholarship Applications: CLOSED

We will be accepting applications from 1st May 2023 to 1st October 2023 for our 2023/24 academic year.

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Application and Assessment Process:

  • Complete and submit application form 
  • LSBU Active Management will review applications
  • Short listed applicants will be invited for an interview
  • Scholarship winners will be notified

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by LSBU Management. To ensure you have the best application, ensure all sections of the form is completed in full for your application to be accepted. Incomplete forms cannot be accepted. A reference from a national/club coach must be provided and with any supporting evidence submitted before the deadline. Any application received without reference and supporting evidence will not be accepted.

If you need further information or would like to speak to the team please feel free to contact us on 020 7815 7812 or

Sports Scholar Profiles and Testimonials

Natalia Nestouri, Karate Athelete

Congratulations to Elite Sports Scholar Natalia Nestouri who is a first year student from the School of Law and Social Sciences who won a bronze medal at the recent Karate BUCS Nationals competition. Natalia has qualified for the European University Karate Championships in July. Natalia is part of the scholarship programme with LSBU Active and is supported to achieve success both in her studies and sporting career.

Ashley Facey-Thompson, Table Tennis athlete, BSc Sports Coaching and Analysis

“I was attracted to the University not only because of the course content but also as they understood my sporting commitments and were able to provide me with support in so many vital areas, enabling me to achieve both academically and in my sport.

“The financial support I received was particularly valuable as it enabled me to worry less about my finances and concentrate my efforts on studying and improving my performance.

“During my training for major championships, it was reassuring to know that my personal liaison officer was dedicated to ensuring all aspects of my training and study were supported by the Academy and my department and if necessary, academic flexibility could be arranged.

“The support I received as an athlete on the on the Sports Scholarship Programme was invaluable to me and I would encourage anyone competing at a high level to become involved with the programme at LSBU.”

Anna Sokk

LSBU Sport Scholar 2019-2013

Other Funding and Scholarships

London Southbank University also offer a range of scholarships for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

Find additional scholarship opportunities here

Sports Scholarship Application Form

    Personal details

    Course Information

    Sporting information

    Please note, a valid and current NGB license must be provided. It is expected that all applicants would hold a valid license upon application.

    In most cases, financial awards are allocated as a fee waiver. Only when agreed are awards provided to the athlete.

    Referee details to provide supporting statement (e.g Coach/NGB)

    Please note: You must provide two referees to support your application, one of which must be your current club, national or personal coach. No awards will be granted until references have been received.

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