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Solent Sport offers a comprehensive sport programme of an excellent standard. The programme is moulded around your sporting talent and potential, and is designed to help you balance your university career with competing on the national and international stage. 

Athletes applying for the performance sport programme can qualify for a sport scholarship or our High Performance Academy.

Sports scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to athletes competing at national and international levels in a variety of sports, including - but not exclusively - basketball, cricket and football. 

What we offer

  • Bursary scholarships from £1,000 up to a maximum of £5,000
  • Focus sport services packages
  • Individual bespoke athlete services packages

High Performance Academy

Our High Performance Academy provides financial and mentoring support to assist student athletes in reaching their academic and sporting potential. Successful applicants receive a bespoke package of support services and financial bursaries.

Support package

The support package is delivered by a dedicated team of individuals who are fully committed to our athletes' development and sporting success. It includes:

  • Strength and conditioning sessions.
  • Access to the high performance gym.
  • Dual career and lifestyle support
  • Physiotherapy support.
  • Soft tissue clinics.
  • University accommodation discount.
  • Complementary Solent Sport club membership.
  • Sports science support.
  • Athletes bursary and athlete kit.
  • Athlete workshops.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into our performance sport programme are:

  • Applicants must be full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate students.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding ability in a particular sport.
  • Applicants must compete at a national or international level (junior or senior), or show strong evidence of the potential to do so.

More information


Athletes not considered for a sports scholarship may be considered for a place within the High Performance Academy. For more information please contact (Athlete Recruitment Officer).

Current students

Please fill in the online form to apply for a sports scholarship.

Scholarship application form

2023 applicants

Applicants for September 2023/24 entry should apply for this bursary through the applicant portal. You will need your applicant user name and password to log in.

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