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Sports scholarships and bursaries

We offer both sports scholarships and sports bursaries. You can also find out about TASS scholarships.

Sports scholarships

Our sports scholarships package includes access to over £1000 worth of services and is open to first team squads for both men and women in our three focus sports of volleyball, basketball and rugby sevens. An adapted scholarship package may be available to exceptional individual athletes outside these sports. Our package includes:

  • quality coach support
  • strength and conditioning coach support
  • physiotherapist conditioning screening
  • double bed, accommodation 100m from training venue
  • allocated lifestyle advisor
  • flexible academic provision (extended study, adapted exam times)

How to apply

Sports scholarships plus

Our sports scholarships plus package includes access to over £500 worth of additional services:

  • additional physiological testing and monitoring
  • additional physiotherapy access
  • access to medical support

Sports bursaries

We also offer a range of Sports Bursaries. Our Sports Bursaries are cash awards, paid on a termly basis dependent on adherence to sporting and academic targets following a review. Bursaries are available in three tiers:

  • tier 3 athletes £ up to £500 per year
  • tier 2 athletes £501 - £1500 per year
  • tier 1 athletes £1501 - £3000 per year

Sports success

We celebrate the sporting success of our graduates. Read our recent feature about Nick Sims (BSc Sports and Exercise Science.)

Choose a course

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Choose your perfect course. We offer a wide range of subjects and flexible modular structures so you can follow your interests.



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How to apply

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Follow our step-by-step guide to the Clearing application process. Switching to Essex is simple and we're here to help throughout.

Clearing Open Days

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Find out why Essex is your new home at a Clearing Open Days.
Colchester: 19 August.
Southend: 18 and 21 August.