Elite Team Sports Bursaries

In partnership with our extremely successful Elite Sports Scholarships, we’ve developed the Elite Team Sports Bursary to provide support and encouragement to students who are achieving excellence within a team sport.


Who can apply

Applicants must be studying on a University of St Mark & St John degree programme to be eligible, and they must have represented the Academy squad of a professional (or nationally competitive equivalent) sports team (football, rugby, basketball or hockey) for at least one full season at an age group level of 16+. All bursary holders must be available to represent the University in the BUCS Championships, Varsity and other related student sports championships. This bursary can’t be held in conjunction with any other University of St Mark & St John related bursary or scholarship. 

Elite Sport - Team Bursaries - Application


How to apply

If you wish to apply, you must complete the application form‌ and forward to Kathryn Kearney, Student Sports Officer (kkearney@marjon.ac.uk) by the 31st March of the preceding academic year. Successful candidates will be offered a scholarship place when the applicant’s place has been confirmed on a University course.


What's expected

As with the Elite Sports Scholarships, a great deal of time and money is invested by the University into the Elite Team Sports Bursary programme. In return, we ask that scholars commit themselves 100% to the ethos and culture of the programme. If students can’t uphold this requirement, they may be asked to leave the programme.

 All University Elite Sports Scholars are expected to participate in promotional and recruitment activities and events, media events, photo opportunities and other related marketing opportunities.