Newcastle University, established in 1834, is an esteemed academic institution known for its exceptional educational standards worldwide. It is one of the 24 distinguished research-intensive universities in the UK, being a founding member of the Russell Group. This university is renowned for its outstanding student support, top-quality teaching, and extensive research portfolio, which makes it one of the most sought-after universities in the UK.
The university is located in Newcastle, which is a lively student city, and is home to a diverse student population of over 28,000 individuals, including 5,400 international students hailing from 115 countries. Newcastle University is committed to promoting internationalization and has formed noteworthy partnerships with esteemed institutions around the world, including IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, and IISc Bangalore in India, as well as leading multinational corporations like Siemens, PwC, and IBM.
Every year, the university grants sports scholarships and funding to students who have excelled in sports and aspire to enhance their accomplishments and represent the university.
To be eligible, the candidate must either be a current student at any level of study or an undergraduate or postgraduate applicant who has been accepted at Newcastle University. Moreover, they should have attained representative honors at senior or age group levels nationally and/or regionally within the past year, and/or be a member of the National Governing Body’s (NGB) performance squads, or a similar equivalent. Additionally, the candidates must pledge to advance their skills in their respective sport and represent the university at British Universities Colleges Sport (BUCS) events if applicable.
The students who are selected for the Sports Scholarship are expected to have achieved a regional, national, or international level of proficiency within the last 12 months. They should also be part of a National Governing Body Performance Squad or a comparable equivalent. Upon acceptance, the successful applicants will receive a grant of up to £5,000 that will cover their tuition fees and expenses.
The Sports Scholarship program provides students with various services, including:
- Individual and/or small group strength and conditioning sessions,
- Access to medical services such as physiotherapy and sports massage,
- Professional coaching, mentoring/lifestyle support, athlete workshops that cover topics such as sports physiology, nutrition, psychology, screenings, injury prevention and management, and lifestyle management, sports science support,
- Access to training facilities, and performance video analysis.
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