High Performance Sport Scholarship

  • Our High Performance Sport Scholarships aim to provide a range of benefits, services and financial awards to support those student athletes who compete at the highest possible level and who have achieved international or national representation in their chosen sport with the demands and commitments necessary.
  • Swansea University is proud to be leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in Wales, having been the first Welsh University to be accredited by the new Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).
  • We have been awarded the TASS Dual Career Accreditation, which recognises the commitment shown to supporting student athletes to excel in both academia and sport while studying at Swansea.
  • The Dual Career Accreditation represents a unique partnership between support services and academic staff from across the University, and shows our commitment to ensuring a dual career pathway is available to student athletes. We believe that by providing academic flexibility as well as the correct environment and support, student athletes can thrive and fulfil both their sporting and educational potential.
  • Our Elite & Performance Sport Scholarship programme allows us to support talented athletes to fulfil their potential and reach their sporting goals, while studying at University.
  • We look for students who not only satisfy the normal academic requirements for admission but who have also demonstrated outstanding ability in sport.

* Please note that to apply for a High Performance Sport Scholarship and an invitation to receive TASS status at Swansea University you will need to complete and submit a Sport Scholarship Application Form that can be found below.

Talented Athlete Sport Scholarship

  • Our Talented Athlete scholarship scheme aim to cover the enormous spectrum of talent which young people reveal in individual and team sports.
  • Our sporting scholarship programme allows us to support talented athletes to fulfil their potential and reach their sporting goals, while studying at University.
  • Our sporting scholarship programme provides some benefits and services to support their sporting aspirations whilst studying at Swansea University.

How to apply for a scholarship

There is one application form for the scholarships. It will be assessed by the selection panel and if your application is successful you will be informed which level of scholarship will be awarded.

Applications for September 2021 entry/enrolment have opened, please click the button below to apply.

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Deadline & Queries

The deadline for applications is March 31st 2021. Should you have any further questions regarding your application, please email the team at sportscholarships@swansea.ac.uk / I.J.Morrisson@swansea.ac.uk or call 01792 543571.

Meet Some Of Our Scholars

Lewis Fraser

Lewis Fraser - Swimming - 2nd Year Civil Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youth Commonwealth champion.
  • Bronze medallist in Bahamas 2017.
  • 2x European junior finalist.
  • Hold 2x Welsh senior records. 
Chloe Davies

Chloe Davies - Kickboxing - 2nd Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements:

  • Winning four golds at the World Championships in 2018 in Italy. I won gold in three different weight sections (sub 50KG, sub 55KG and sub 60KG) in the point discipline and then gold in the karate discipline.


Cai Davies

Cai Davies - Rugby - 1st Year Business Management 

Highest Achievements:

  • Playing regularly in the universities' BUCS Super Rugby side (the top university rugby division).
  • Represented Wales at U18 level.
  • Has been part of the Ospreys development team.


Rhian Evans

Rhian Evans - Netball, Cricket & Athletics - 1st Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements: Represented Wales in 'Netball Europe' for 3 consecutive years earning 7 caps and competing in Gibraltar, Ireland and Northern Ireland. I also had the honour of captaining Wales U17's in a match against Northern Ireland. Represented Wales U21's in 'Netball Europe' and am a current squad member - gaining 3 caps so far. Currently in the U19 Celtic Dragons squad and I’ve been selected to train with the Celtic Dragons senior squad during their preseason. Represented Wales at all age groups including seniors in cricket and gained caps in the various age groups. Represented Wales in Athletics in the U17 SIAB championships and Celtic Games and gained 2 welsh vests in shot put and 3 welsh vests in discus. I have also been shortlisted for Swansea’s Junior Female athlete of the year for 3 consecutive years.

Ioan Wall

Ioan Wall - Hockey - 1st Year Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youngest capped senior international player for Wales at 16.
  • 32 Senior international caps for Wales.
  • Won the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia in October with the Great Britain under 21’s squad.
  • Represented Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
  • Competed at the Europeans B division in Glasgow in 2017 and came 2nd.

Need further information?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the operation or any other aspect of the Sporting Scholarships, these should be sent in writing to Athlete Support Officer, Sports Village, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8QB

If you have a question about eligibility or what being a Sporting Scholar would entail please contact The Scholarship Team at sportscholarships@swansea.ac.uk