The University of Newcastle, founded in 1834, is a prestigious academic institution known for its exceptional educational standards throughout the world. It is one of 24 distinguished research-intensive universities in the UK, and is a founding member of the Russell Group. This university is known for its outstanding student support, high-quality teaching, and extensive research portfolio, making it one of the most sought-after universities in the UK.
The University is located in Newcastle, a vibrant student city, and is home to a diverse student body of more than 28,000, including 5,400 international students from 115 countries. The University of Newcastle is committed to promoting internationalization and has formed noteworthy partnerships with prestigious institutions around the world, including IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore in India, as well as leading multinational companies such as Siemens, PwC and IBM.
Every year the university offers sports scholarships and funding to students who have excelled in sport and aspire to further their achievements and represent the university.
To be eligible, a candidate must be either a current student at any level of study or an undergraduate or postgraduate student who has been accepted at the University of Newcastle. Furthermore, they must have achieved representative honors at senior or age group level at national and/or regional levels within the past year, and/or be a member of the National Governing Body (NGB) Performance Teams, or equivalent . In addition, candidates must pledge to develop their skills in their respective sport and represent the University in BUCS events if possible.
Students selected for the Sports Scholarship are expected to have achieved a regional, national or international level of proficiency within the past 12 months. They must also be part of the national governing body’s performance ensemble or equivalent. Upon acceptance, successful applicants will receive a grant of up to £5,000 to cover tuition fees and expenses.
The Sports Scholarship Program provides students with various services, including:
- Individual and/or small group strength and conditioning sessions,
- Obtaining medical services such as physical therapy and sports massage,
- Professional coaching, mentoring/lifestyle support, and athlete workshops covering topics such as sports physiology, nutrition, psychology, screenings, injury prevention and management, lifestyle management, sports science support,
- Access to training facilities and video performance analysis.
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