Sports Scholarships

To apply for a Sports Scholarship at USW you must be a current student studying at either the Treforest, Cardiff or City Campus. The levels will differ depending on the honours that you have received and also if you are playing in one of the 2019/20 Focus Sports.


The Sports Scholarship has two Tiers. If you are selected for a scholarship and represent one of our focus sport teams you will be considered for the Tier 1 Award. There are enhanced Sports Scholarship benefits for the Focus Sports that represent USW in the BUCS Premier Division. For 2019/20 these are Men's Football 1st. Men's Futsal 1st team and Women's Football 1st team. If you are selected for a Sports Scholarship and represent any of our other BUCS teams you will be considered for the Tier 2 Award. 


Please see below for the different Sports Scholarship awards.


Scholars



Tier 1 Award

Sports Scholarships for the Focus Sports teams

(Men's Football 1st team, Men's Futsal 1st team and Women's Football 1st team)

  • Cash award of £1500 (Instalments)
  • £200 Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for AU club and fees for BUCS
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Free physiotherapy and rehab provision
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars

 

Profile: National U20s/U21 or senior cap

  • Cash award £1,000 (Instalments)
  • £100 Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for AU club and fees for BUCS
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Free physiotherapy and rehab provision
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars

 

Profile: National U18 cap, Football Pro U23 Contract.

  • Cash award of £500 (Instalments)
  • £100 Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for AU club and fees for BUCS
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Free physiotherapy and rehab provision
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars

 

Profile: National 16s, Professional football at 16-18 years old.  

Tier 2 Award

Sports Scholarships for all other BUCS teams

  • Cash award of £1,000*
  • £200 Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for AU club & fees for BUCS
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars
  • Physiotherapy

 

Profile: International/National representation at Senior or U21 level. ( *In exceptional circumstances this amount may be increased to £1500 for senior caps in women’s football, futsal or rugby).

  • Cash award of £500
  • £100 Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for AU Cub & fees for BUCS
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars
  • Physiotherapy


Profile: International/National U18 or an Academy contract with professional cricket club.


What a Sports Scholar can expect?

  • Up to £1500 per year to assist in the funding of your sport (This will be paid in two instalments of one in December 2019 on completion of all BUCS league matches and the final instalment in April 2020.  If your sport is not complete by May 2020 then your final instalment will be made after all the BUCS commitments have been completed). Payments will only be made if the contractual obligations, which include representing the university in BUCS competitions, have been met.
  • Affiliation Fees for AU Team or Club (kit included). Compulsory to represent USW in the BUCS programme. Entry fees for BUCS competition.
  • Membership of up to £205 for the Treforest Sport Centre. Entry to local Sport Centre outside USW in special circumstances (Non Focus Sports only).
  • Access to Strength and Conditioning programmes at USW.
  • Sports Scholarship ‘lifestyle’ Seminars (compulsory)
  • A mentoring scheme on a one- to- one basis with a university member of staff
  • Sports Scholars can also access one to one psychology support from our experienced sports psychologists.


*Please note that all students who receive a Sports Scholarship must represent the university in the BUCS programme which normally takes place on Wednesday afternoons. 

*Students who are not able to fully commit to the BUCS programme are not eligible for the Sports Scholarship Award. 

Female football scholar


The Sports Scholarships application opens on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 5pm. Applications will only be accepted from students who are currently studying USW on the Pontypridd, Cardiff or City campuses in 2019/20.



To apply you must complete the online form and submit it before 5pm on Thursday 10 October 2019. Online submissions and paper copies will be excepted providing they are received before the deadline. If you are submitting a paper copy please deliver it to:


Lewys Thomas (Sports Officer),

USW Sport Park,

Treforest Industrial Estate,

Pontypridd,

CF37 5UP.

Email: lewys.thomas@southwales.ac.uk

Phone: (01443)654747