We are happy to announce that our Masters Scholarships Programmes for 2021/2022 entry for all new applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are now open.

GIS Master's Scholarships Programme has been designed to encourage students from all backgrounds and abilities to embrace their time at GIS and graduate with more than just their university degree. These initiatives not only offer students the chance to earn money off their tuition fees, but also gain skills and contacts that will enhance their CV, employment prospects and enhance their overall GIS experience.

Please note that these scholarships are for applicants holding a firmly accepted offer on a 180 credit master’s programme at GIS.

For any further information please contact the Scholarships team at scholarships@ucfb.com.

Scholarships

GIS scholarships programmes and access and participation projects provide students with mentoring, opportunities to build confidence and specific skillsets so that they can participate in the sports industry as equals and feel empowered to achieve everything that is within their capabilities and more.

Anielka Pieniazek Scholarships & Bursaries Manager
Master's Scholarships

This page contains GIS Master's Scholarship Programme information for 2021.

Shape the Future Scholarship

The scholarship programme is open to applicants holding an offer for an on campus (Wembley or Etihad) MSc programme with UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport. Applicants will be able to demonstrate special talents through academic or extracurricular achievements and provide compelling examples of how they have tried to make a positive impact in the football and sport industry at any level.

Aspects including access and widening participation (being from an under-represented demographic in football and sport) will also be taken into consideration in the selection process

Scholarship Value: FT: £3,000 (£2,000 tuition fees + £1,000 towards sports industry events/conferences such as UCFB Global Sports Summits) and/or training and development opportunities.

PT: £3,000 (the tuition fee value of the scholarship will be divided into two years of study)

Outstanding Student Award

The scholarship programme is open to applicants holding an offer for any Master's degree programme, including Online and Blended learning with UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport. Applicants will have an outstanding academic and extra-curricular profile, passion for the football and sports industry and be able to demonstrate leadership potential through academic profile and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship value: FT: £2,000 (£1,000 tuition fees + £1,000 towards sports industry events/conferences such as UCFB Global Sports Summits and/or training and development opportunities.

PT: £2,000 (the tuition fee value of the scholarship will be divided into two years of study)

Women In The Game Scholarship

The scholarship programme is open to outstanding female applicants holding an offer for an on campus (Wembley or Etihad), MSc programme with UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport. Candidates should have an interest in the wider sport industry, football and the ability to set clear goals and have a drive to achieve them. The recruitment process will address the diversity criteria, ensuring that a range of candidates from ethnic, socially diverse backgrounds, as well as from groups with other protected characteristics, apply for the programme.

The scholarship students will benefit from a partnership between UCFB and Women in Football in a form of a programme that will combine support towards tuition fees for a Master's degree at UCFB along with being exposed to professional expertise (seminars and training), mentoring and networking offered by UCFB, Women in Football and their partners. The programme will help to develop student’s football industry knowledge and experience and enhance their leadership and communication skills.

Scholarship value: £1,500 (£1,000 tuition fees + £500 for a leadership course run by Women in Football).

PT: £1,500 (the tuition fee value of the scholarship will be divided into two years of study)

 

Jason Roberts Foundation Scholarship

Offered in partnership with the Jason Roberts Foundation, the scholarship programme is open to an outstanding applicant holding an offer for any of GIS Master’s programmes held at our Wembley campus. Candidates should have an interest in football, have the ability to lead, possess experience with outreach work within a community and should be able to demonstrate that they have strived through adversity to achieve a goal.

The recruitment process will address the diversity criteria, ensuring that a range of candidates from socially diverse backgrounds, as well as from groups with other protected characteristics, apply for the programme.

The scholarship students will benefit from a partnership between UCFB/GIS and Jason Roberts Foundation. Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to not only commit themselves to an academically rigorous programme of study but also become involved in some of the activities and programmes carried out by the Jason Roberts Foundation.

Scholarship Value: FT: £1,500 (£1,000 tuition fees + £500 towards sports industry events and costs associated with involvement in projects with Jason Roberts Foundation.

PT: £1,500 (the tuition fee value of the scholarship will be divided into two years of study).

The Sean Dyche Family Scholarship

The scholarship funded by Burnley FC Manager Sean Dyche and his family and UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport is open to all applicants holding an offer for any of the GIS coaching related programmes, including: MSc Football Coaching, MSc Football Coaching (Blended), MSc Football Coaching & Analysis and MSc Performance Analysis in Football.

We are looking for applicants with an experience of one of the following: football coaching, player development or football operations. Applicants will be able to demonstrate special talents through academic or extracurricular achievements and provide compelling examples of leadership, resilience and commitment to values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Scholarship Value: FT: £5,000 (£3,500 tuition fees + £1,500 towards travel, professional football and coaching equipment and software)

PT: £5,000 (the tuition fee value of the scholarship will be divided into two years of study).

Tuition fee discounts

UCFB and GIS are committed to maximising the employability of its graduates within the exciting football and sports industry. These discounts are open to any UCFB, Buckinghamshire New University and University of East London graduate who has received and accepted an offer to study at postgraduate level with UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport.

Postgraduate loyalty discounts

Award value:

Should you qualify for this discount please contact:  mastersenquiries@ucfb.com

FirstPoint USA Alumni Scholarship

Tuition fee Discounts are available to FirstPoint USA alumni for 2021 entry. Once a FirstPoint USA scholar has completed their programme in the USA, they are entitled to apply for a GIS scholarship.
20% fee tuition discount on all Master's programmes, excluding MSc Sports Directorship
15% fee tuition discount on MSc Sports Directorship and CEO of a Sports Organisation
25% fee tuition discount on all Professional Qualifications
Should you qualify for this discount please contact: mastersenquiries@ucfb.com

How to apply

We are happy to announce that our Scholarships and Bursaries Programmes for 2021/2022 entry for all new UK/EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are now open.

GIS scholarships are highly limited and competitive with far more applicants than available awards. When applying for a scholarship, you must be a current GIS applicant, holding a firmly accepted offer on a 180 credit master’s programme at GIS for September 2021.

You have until 21st August 2021 to complete your application to be considered for the GIS- Sean Dyche Family Scholarship and until 3rd September 2021 to be considered for the rest of our GIS scholarships.

Please click here to apply via the Learner Portal Apply now
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I chose to study my Masters at UCFB because of the employability and enrichment opportunities they provide to support my development, alongside the academic aspect of UCFB life.

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