Applications for UCFB Postgraduate Scholarships are currently closed and will relaunch for 2020 entry in Spring 2020.

For any further information please contact the Scholarships team at

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


Postgraduate Scholarships

This page contains UCFB Postgraduate Scholarship Programme information for 2019.

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. 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 household income 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: £3,000 (£2,000 tuition fees +£1,000 towards travel and accommodation for the Global Summit)

Outstanding Student Award

The scholarship programme is open to applicants holding an offer for an on campus (Wembley or Etihad), MSc programme with UCFB. Applicants will have an outstanding academic and extra-curricular profile, fcxpassion for the football and sports industry and be able to demonstrate leadership potential through academic profile and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship value: £2,000 (£1,000 tuition fees +£1,000 towards travel and accommodation for the Global Summit)

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. Candidates should have an interest in football, 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 one-year programme that will combine support towards tuition fees for a postgraduate 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 and travel costs).


Alumni Scholarships

UCFB is committed to maximising the employability of its graduates within the exciting football and sports industry. To demonstrate this commitment, UCFB is offering scholarship opportunities to alumni of UCFB and its partners.

Posgraduate Loyalty Discount

This scholarship is open to any UCFB or Buckinghamshire New University graduate who has received and accepted an offer to study at postgraduate level with UCFB.

Award value: 25% reduction in tuition fees.

FirstPoint USA Alumni Scholarship

Tuition fee scholarships are available to FirstPoint USA alumni for 2019 entry. Once a FirstPoint USA scholar has completed their programme in the USA, they are entitled to apply for a UCFB scholarship.

How to apply

UCFB Scholarships are highly limited and competitive with far more applicants than available awards.

When applying for a scholarship, you must be a current UCFB applicant, holding an offer for September 2019 which you have firmly accepted through UCAS.

Please select your scholarship of choice below, download the form, complete it and return to to be considered for the scholarships.

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Maria Fernandez, UCFB Kick It Out Next 25 Scholarship recipient

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.

Maria FernandezNext 25 Kick it Out scholar
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