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Each year our Elite Athlete Programme supports a select number of gifted and talented athletes, it is designed to assist athletes who continue to compete at the highest level while studying at UCL.

Criteria for Applicants

You must be a registered student at UCL (or a prospective student at the time of applying).

Currently competing at;

  1. National or international senior level.
  2. Or National or international age group level.
  3. And/Or Semi-professional or professional at your sport.

You should be a member of the relevant UCL sports club and be prepared to represent UCL in any relevant British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) matches, competitions and championships.

Please note it will be extremely unlikely we will support anyone that does not plan to represent UCL, however if you think you have extenuating circumstances and do not plan on representing UCL please highlight your current level of commitments within your application so we can take them into consideration during the selection process.

Application Process

2020/21 applications are now OPEN

To apply for the 2020/2021 Elite Athlete Programme please click here.

To find out more about the performance services we provide for our GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE packages and more about the criteria for selection please click here.

For programme enquiries please contact Sports Development Manager Katie Sykes 

2020/21 Time Line

July 24th 2020; Applications Open.

September 11th 2020; Applications Close.

September 18th 2020; Virtual interviews for shortlisted athletes.

September 23rd 2020; Induction to Team UCL Elite Athlete programme (webinar) and agreement of terms and conditions.


December 7th 2020; Applications re-open.

January 15th 2021; Applications close.

January 27th 2021; Induction to Team UCL Elite Athlete programme and agreement of terms and conditions.