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Sports Scholarship

Apply for the LJMU Sports Scholarship

Our Scheme has supported Olympic and Commonwealth Champions. How can we take your performance to the next level?

Our Sports Scholarship scheme is one of the leading initiatives the UK and helps talented students fulfil both their sporting and their academic potential.

Apply for the Sports Scholarship Scheme

In this video we explain what the scholarship involves and how it can help you:


What do you receive as part of the Sports Scholarship?

There are a whole host of benefits you'll receive as a Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholar.

You’ll be able to access our sports science expertise

Liverpool John Moores University has some of the leading sports science experts in the world and professional, elite and Olympic athletes come to our academics for guidance. As a Sports Scholar you’ll receive this specialist guidance, which should help you enhance your sporting performance.

You’ll receive extra study support

We know that the thought of balancing your training, competing and studying can be daunting, which is why we offer Sports Scholars a mentor. Your mentor can offer your study support, helping you if it’s necessary to meet or defer deadlines.

You'll receive cash bursaries 

As a Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholar, you'll receive cash bursaries. 

Other benefits
  • Specialist Sports Science support, including fitness tests and profiling, strength and conditioning programmes, nutritional advice/sport psychology support
  • Individual or opposition match/technique analysis
  • Regularly scheduled Sports Science seminars on latest relevant issues
  • Year-round and unlimited access to 13 Lifestyles Gyms and Fitness Centres, courtesy of Liverpool City Council
  • A range of LJMU-branded sports kit
  • Support for competition and training-related travel, accommodation, kit and equipment
  • Privileged accesses to University sport massage facilities

How can I apply?

To apply for the Sport Scholarship Scheme, first check that you are eligible. Then, click the 'How to apply' tab below to find out how to submit your application.

Are you eligible to apply?

Read through the sporting and academic criteria to figure out if you should apply for a Sport Scholarship.

Sporting Criteria

  • Liverpool John Moores University encourages applications from elite athletes competing in any recognised BUSA, World University Games, Commonwealth games and Olympic games sport. We will offer Sports Scholarship support to athletes from sports that Liverpool John Moores University is best equipped to provide for, in terms of coaching expertise, sports science expertise and facilities.

  • Junior or Senior International standard athletes from all sports are encouraged to apply, as are athletes competing at elite club level

  • It should be noted that the competitive level benchmarks detailed above serve as preliminary guidelines for the level of athlete eligible to apply. Meeting these guidelines does not guarantee an Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholarship

  • Sports Scholars will have the potential and dedication to reach world-class potential or performance level (or equivalent) in their sport

Academic Criteria

  • Sports Scholarships are available to both existing Liverpool John Moores University students and prospective Liverpool John Moores University students. The Sports Scholarship Scheme is university-wide. Students applying for an Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholarship can study any Liverpool John Moores University course both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  • Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholars are athletes who have fulfilled the normal academic requirements for undergraduate or postgraduate entry and are enrolled on an Liverpool John Moores University course

  • Sports Scholars must make satisfactory progress in both their sporting and academic pursuits to have their Scholarship renewed annually

How to apply

Applications for a Sports Scholarship should be made by submitting this application form.

All first applications must be received before 12 May in the year in which you intend to start your degree. The completed application form should be returned to the Head of Elite Sport and Athlete Management at the address below:

Liverpool John Moores University
Head of Elite Sport and Athlete Management
Exchange Station
Tithebarn Street
L2 2QP

Two references will be required. On your application form you should provide contact details for both a sporting reference and an academic reference.

Liverpool John Moores University Sports Scholar Application Group will meet in May to shortlist applications and make conditional scholarship offers. Conditional offers will be confirmed as soon as entry to your desired course or progression to the next level of your current course has been verified.

Should you apply to Liverpool John Moores University and not meet the academic requirements for your course, all Sports Scholarship offers and agreements will be null and void.

Selection for the Sports Scholarship will be based on current and past performance, commitment and determination to succeed, as well as maintenance of academic standards. Please ensure you highlight your ability to achieve in these areas in the application form

Liverpool John Moores University requires notification of any current contracts with clubs or sponsors. This is to ensure that involvement in Liverpool John Moores University’s Sport Scholarship Scheme does not jeopardise other agreements.

Apply: Download the application form to apply

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