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PhDs in Science and Engineering

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)



Specified use

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

Tenable period

1 year with an annual application

Funding provider

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

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

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. 

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.

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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