Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Type of award


Managing department

The University of Manchester



Specified use

Strength and Conditioning, Physiotherapy, Lifestyle Support, Medical Insurance, Competition Expenses

Tenable period

1 year with an annual application

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

15 annual

Funding provider

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Full-time distance learning
  • Part-time distance learning

Subject restrictions

This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

Academic requirements

For athletes in Higher Education they should be studying an undergraduate programme (including HND, HNC, Degree programme including Foundation Degrees) or postgraduate (Masters, Doctorate). This can be achieved by studying full time, part time or via distance learning. 

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Application procedure

Selection criteria

Minimum international level in their sport and have received an offer to study at University of Manchester or be a current student.

Selection body

UoM Sport Scholarship Panel

Closing date

Two - end of May and end of November.

Decision date

Awards made for 1 st September - 31 st August & 1 st January - 31 st August.

Additional information

47 Sports covered including 15 disability sports.

There is 1 scholarship available for international students.

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