Sports Scholarships

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Sport at Swansea / Sports scholarships

The University is committed to supporting elite athletes by giving them the opportunity to study at Swansea. Sports scholarships give students the flexibility to compete at the highest level in their chosen sport whilst studying for a degree at a UK top-30 research intensive institution.

We want as many elite young athletes as possible to not only enhance their sporting careers but also fulfil their academic potential. By providing funded sports scholarships at Swansea University, this can become a reality.

Can you help?

You may be a former Sport Scholar yourself or member of a Sports Club. So you will understand the challenges of balancing your studies with your training and finding the finance required for kit and travel expenses. 

If you choose to make a donation towards sports scholarships at Swansea, you will be making a real difference to a young sportsperson’s life. We have seen first-hand how scholarships have shaped the academic and sporting careers of former students, and you could help to give next year’s elite athletes the same opportunities.

Making a donation could not be easier. You can make your contribution online at (ensuring you specify ‘Sport’ as your chosen designation).

Please help us towards our target of 20 sports scholarships per year. Every donation, whether large or small will make a real difference.

Renee Godfrey Sports Scholar 2003

Renee Godfrey2“As a former student of the University, I have first-hand experience of the University’s commitment to sport at every level. The University hugely supported my academic progress and also my sporting career in surfing. Sport was an important part of my own university experience.”

Renee Godfrey, four –times Welsh National Surfing Champion and British Student Surfing Champion,
Swansea University Sport Scholar, graduated 2003 

Sport Swansea Donor

“I graduated with a degree in Management Science in 1986 and throughout my time at Swansea was actively involved in sport through the rugby club. The University experience is about so many things and it is vital to have the right blend of academic achievement while also giving the opportunity for extra-curricular pursuits.  The university gave so much to me at a time when the cost of being a student was far less and I thought the time was right to give something back.  Swansea is rightly proud of its sporting achievements and has developed many elite athletes over the last few decades. I would definitely recommend other alumni taking up the challenge and to support the sporting talent of the next generation.”

M Holloway (Management Science 1986)