Bolton Sports Bursary 2017/18

With a specific focus on preparation for employment as a sport professional, you will join a highly productive and performance-oriented team with a strong industrial background.

The portfolio of sports programmes are delivered from the £31 million Bolton One centre.

This exclusive, purpose-built sports performance, rehabilitation and research facility supports our cutting-edge course delivery.  The Athlete Development Centre, and Sports and Spinal Injuries Clinic in Bolton One are central in teaching, consultancy, and research in order to drive experiential learning, professional development, and a continuing focus upon excellence.  This complements our national and international network of sports clubs, teams and universities linking into lecturer’s consultancy and research.


The Bolton Sport Bursary is worth up to a maximum of £3,000 in total, and is not household income assessed. The bursary is paid as a £1,000 cash payment in each academic year of your studies up to a maximum of three academic years to the most talented students joining University of Bolton undergraduate degree courses in September 2017. The bursary may be offered to U.K. and E.U. residents only who are studying on their first full-time undergraduate degree. The bursary may be awarded in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available at the university.


The bursary is to be awarded to athletes competing at International, National, County, and/or Professional Club Level competitions and is awarded as a bursary.

The bursary will be paid for first HE Level courses only.

Students must achieve a minimum 96 UCAS points from a HEFCE approved qualification such as:

A-level (CCC) from maximum of three subjects, achieved at the first sitting in the final exams within the year of application

The Bolton Sport Bursary is a cash award which is available to students who commence their course of study at University of Bolton in September 2017, having previously achieved 96 UCAS points at A2 level (CCC) or BTEC (MMM).

BTEC NQF Qualifications (MMM) or equivalent from maximum of three subjects achieved at the first sitting in the final assessment within the year of application

A combination of A-levels and BTECs is acceptable

Applicants must also meet the general entry requirements for the University and the specific course to which they are applying. All qualifications must be verified by UCAS or by the University

All students must have commenced on the first year of an undergraduate degree course of study at University of Bolton in Semester 1 of the 2017/18 academic year. The course must be delivered at the University of Bolton and not at a partner or franchise partner college.

The Scholarship will be paid for first Higher Education (H.E.) courses only.  If you have previously commenced on a H.E. course of study you will not be eligible to receive the bursary.

In order to qualify, all students must be eligible to receive student support under the current government Education (Student Support) Regulations.

Students must be studying full time on a course with tuition fees of £9,000 (for academic year 2017/18).

The following categories of students are not eligible to receive the Bolton Sports Bursary:

Students on NHS funded courses

Students studying BSc Honours Nursing (Adult)

Students who apply by advanced/direct entry

Students studying a Foundation Degree/HND

Students undertaking a postgraduate initial teacher training course.

Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification.

Students “topping-up” from a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent course.

Students transferring from another institution.

Students whose tuition fees are paid or part-paid through a sponsorship arrangement, for example by an employer

Students undertaking industrial or work experience on a full time “sandwich” basis will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their “sandwich” period

Students studying abroad will not be eligible to receive the bursary during their period of study abroad

How to apply

Please complete the application form below:

Bolton Sports Bursary Application Form

For further information please contact:

Ms Karen Bentley – Student Funding Advisor Tel: 01204 903497 or

Mrs Carol Gray – Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor  Tel: 01204 903499

Email: ku.ca1558576050.notl1558576050ob@gn1558576050idnuf1558576050tnedu1558576050ts1558576050

You will need to supply any relevant evidence with your completed application form. Where the evidence is not provided or does not meet the stated requirements the application will not be considered. The information provided will be used solely for the purpose of assessing eligibility for a bursary.


Payments will be made in two equal instalments of £500 each in each academic year, direct into the students’ bank account. The first instalment will be in February and the second instalment will be in May.

Terms and conditions

Students must maintain a 60% average in each academic year of their course for continued payment in the following academic year

Payments will be terminated if the student withdraws, transfers to another institution, fails their programme of study, or interrupts or suspends their studies.

Payments are subject to continuing and satisfactory attendance on the course.

Additional terms and conditions

Recipients of the Scholarship will be required to be ambassadors for the University and participate in promotional activities for the University.

Please note all information given on this summary is provisional and subject to change. Student Services version April 2017.


Ms Karen Bentley
Student Funding Advisor
Tel: 01204 903497


Mrs Carol Gray
Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor
Tel: 01204 903499

Email: ku.ca1558576050.notl1558576050ob@gn1558576050idnuf1558576050tnedu1558576050ts1558576050