Sports Scholarships 2016/17

Students studying on a full-time course on the Pontypridd, 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. (Students studying at Newport should apply at Newport).

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?

Please complete a Sports Scholarship Application Pack. You can obtain an electronic copy from Gail Baptista ( Once complete please print this application form, sign it and hand it into the Sport Centre by 12 noon on Thursday 13th October 2016..

Additional Bursaries

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.

To find out more about the USW Golf Team please click here

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.


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