Sport Scholarships

At the University of South Wales we recognise and reward sporting achievement. Our Sports Scholarship Programme is available to students performing to a high standard in their chosen sport, and representing the University in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league. We provide support to individuals to help them excel in both their sporting and academic careers.

Students studying on a full-time course on the Treforest, Glyntaff, Cardiff and Newport Campus can apply for a USW Sports Scholarship. These are designed to support potentially elite athletes and sports people who are competing at least at junior national or international level in their sport.

Am I eligible for any of the Awards?

You can apply at any stage of your study (e.g. 1st year, 2nd year etc). You must also represent the University in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) competitions. We will support the 'league’ sports as a priority, but will also consider the 'individual’ sports within the BUCS programme.

How do I apply?

To apply for a Sports Scholarship you will have to download a 2017/18 Sports Scholarship Application Pack. Please complete the application  and return it to Gail Baptista in the Treforest Sport Centre by midday on Thursday 12 October 2018.

All of the information you require to complete the form is in the application pack however if you do require more information please email Gail Baptista (  


Sports Scholarships can be renewed up to a total of four years. The Sports Scholarship Committee will review each individual award annually and you will need to complete a formal application each year if you wish to re-apply.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews Bursary Award

If you are an International golfer you may be eligible for the R & A Bursary Award of up to £5000. To apply you will need to write directly to the R&A at the following address:

The R&A,
St. Andrews,
KY16 9JD.

USW Golf Team

To find out more about the USW Golf team and to sign up to be a part of the USW Golf Programme please visit the website.

MCC University Centre of Cricketing Excellence

The University in association with Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University have formed the Cardiff/GlamorganCentre for Cricketing Excellence, as part of a national scheme run by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The Cardiff/Glamorgan Centre is one of only six UK Centres that have been developed to ensure that the best young cricketers can combine higher education with opportunities to develop their cricket. In 2007 and 2009 the Cardiff/Glamorgan Centre won the championship and in 2010 the BUCS league.

What will the programme offer?

  1. High quality cricket facilities (use of the new Indoor Cricket Centre in Cardiff and first class pitches)
  2. A full-time coach
  3. Sports Science and medical support
  4. A playing programme which includes early season matches against first class counties, MCCU matches and BUCS Premier League matches.