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Performance sport

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At ARU, we're proud to support talented athletes. Scholarships are available to students who can demonstrate their ability to compete at the highest level.

Our primary performance sports are basketball and volleyball. If you compete in individual sports you're welcome to apply for our Sport Scholarship too, as long as you meet the selection criteria.

About our Sport Scholarship

Our Sport Scholarship is designed to support talented athletes during their time at ARU.

There are two levels of scholarship, ranging from £1,400 up to £12,500 per year. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

We have a very simple goal, which is that elite athletes who come to ARU improve by the time they've graduated. We recognise that you need a range of support to keep developing and improving. 

Each scholarship is tailored to individual athletes, but some of the services we can offer include: 

  • free sports club membership, which features transport and entry costs for a range of competitions
  • free access to our campus gyms in Cambridge and Chelmsford, and to sports therapists
  • strength and conditioning support from our dedicated Coach
  • financial support for performance-related costs (the level of support is agreed on a case-by-case basis). 

Visit our main scholarships page for more information about the different levels of scholarship available, and to apply.

More information

For more information about performance sport at ARU, please contact our Sports Club and Performance Sport Manager, Crofton Alexander. Email [email protected].