SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

THE ELITE DUAL CAREER ATHLETE PATHWAY

The Elite Dual Career Athlete Pathway (EDCAP) provides sector-leading dual career support that mirrors that of a UKSport world class performance programme and is tailored to the individual needs of our highest performing student-athletes at the University.

We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive and extensive sport scholarship programme in the country, providing high-performance student-athletes with access to bespoke specialist support services, expert practitioners and state of the art facilities within our dedicated Performance Centre.

Our team of specialist practitioners collaborate with key stakeholders both in- and external to the University, such as Coaches, National Governing Bodies and Academic Partners, in order to align dual career support and develop world-class athletes aspiring to compete at major international championships during their time at UoB, or shortly after graduating.

The EDCAP consists of two tiers: a one-year Talent programme which provides a pathway on to the Elite programme, for those that meet required performance standards. Both awards consist of very similar support, but the Elite tier receives more individualised support and funding. The total value of an EDCAP scholarship award ranges between £8-12,000.

Meet the 2022/23 EDCAP Scholars

BREAKDOWN OF THE AWARD

Criteria for consideration

Student-athletes currently excelling at a junior international standard (or above) within an Olympic and/or Commonwealth sport. Students of all nationalities and years of study are eligible to apply and be considered for a sport scholarship, including those on post-graduate courses.

Disclaimer: meeting the above criteria for consideration does not guarantee you a place on the Elite Dual Career Athlete Pathway.

HOW TO APPLY

We are delighted to announce that the application process for the 2023-24 academic year is now open. Please apply via the button below. Please note: we can only guarantee a reduced academic offer to those who apply in the first wave of applications and that are already in receipt of an offer from the University of Birmingham.

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University of Birmingham Elite Dual Career Athlete Pathway (EDCAP) Scholarship Application 2023-24

Please complete the form below to apply for the EDCAP Scholarship. You may wish to have your supporting statement and records of your sporting achievements prepared before starting the form. If you are an incoming student and apply on or before Friday 27 January 2023, your application will be considered in the first wave. (Please note: if you are a returning student, you will only be considered in the second wave of applications.) All other applications received after 28/01/2023 will be considered in Wave 2 and you will therefore hear from us in June. By completing this form, you are consenting to University of Birmingham contacting you regarding sport scholarships. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Review UoB Sport & Fitness’ Privacy Policy at the bottom of our website.

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Please include your full postcode

(If applicable – 10 digit number in format 123-456-7890)

If applicable

(e.g. Unconditional / ABB)

(e.g. Sport & Exercise Science, BC17)

(Please note whether UK or Home Country and which age-group)

Please list your major achievements in your sport over the past three years, starting with the most recent. Please detail the year in which the achievement took place, your age at the time, the event, the standard of representation (e.g. club, county, international) and result. Please be reassured that, where applicable, we will take in to account the impact of Covid-19 upon competitive opportunities and selections.

To help us gain further insight to you as an athlete, please list your realistic performance goals for the next 12 months (up to 3):

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify amount and period of provision.

Please select all that apply.

Please briefly explain how you would benefit from an EDCAP Sport Scholarship and why you think you are deserving of the award. Please include references to our specialist sport services & financial support, and how they would influence your long- and short-term goals.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

21 NOVEMBER 2022

2023-24 EDCAP applications open

27 JANUARY 2023

Deadline for all Wave 1 EDCAP applications

21-23 FEBRUARY 2023

Wave 1 EDCAP Scholarship Interviews

2 JUNE 2023

Final deadline for all EDCAP applications

27 - 29 JUNE 2023

Wave 2 EDCAP Scholarship Interviews

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MEET THE EXPERTS

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HUGH SPROSTON

Sport Scholarship Manager

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Helen Waters

Sport Scholarship Officer