Our ground-breaking Sport Scholarship scheme for elite athletes has enabled some top sporting stars to take advantage of specially tailored fitness and academic programmes, to enable them to study without detracting from their vigorous training regimes
Current scholars include Laura Malcolm and Hannah Whelan and our graduates include Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, high jumper Martyn Bernard and 800m runner Michael Rimmer.
LJMU’s innovative Sports Scholarship scheme provides students with the opportunity to flourish in their sporting and academic ambitions.
Sports Scholars have the opportunity to make a direct impact on their own personal performance through access to the UK’s leading Institution in Sports Exercise Science and Research.
They receive the same Sports Science expertise that the University already provides to world-renowned senior international athletes and professional teams.
Apply for a Sports Scholarship
Sports Scholarships are available to current and prospective students, on any undergraduate or postgraduate course. Specific sporting and academic criteria need to be fulfilled when applying for a Scholarship – for information on eligibility, the support offered with the Scholarship, and how to apply, visit Applying for a Scholarship.
Meet the Sports Scholars
Our Sports Scholars are top-level athletes chosen through a rigorous selection process. They participate in a wide variety of sports – find out more about their achievements and ambitions.
Support and Achievement
LJMU athletes past and present have achieved international recognition across a variety of sports. Current LJMU Sports Scholarship students have been successful in winning medals in a number of major international competitions, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Women's Premier League.
The Sports Scholarship scheme builds on the University’s and City’s strong sporting foundations. We continue to attract and develop the best sporting talent in the UK locally, nationally and internationally; LJMU has strong and extensive ties with professional sports organizations and sports agencies across the north-west.
The established network of partnerships provides LJMU Sports Scholars with access to some of the region's finest training and competition facilities. Affiliation to the region's leading professional coaches and facilities across a wide range of sports gives Scholars a complete support base and assists them in their pursuit of sporting excellence.
Many LJMU students already excel in their sporting endeavours: our athlete-centered Sports Scholarship programme can raise an athlete’s game and help them realise their true sporting potential.