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Criteria for Applicants

You must be a registered student at UCL (you may be a prospective student at the time of applying)

Currently competing at;

  1. National or 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 please highlight your current level of commitments within your application so we can take them into consideration during selection.


Factors we consider when assessing applications;


Is the applicant a future Olympian/Paralympian/Professional athlete?

Is it the applicant competing within a UK Sport recognised sport?

Is it part of the National Performance Agenda (ie. attracts World Class funding)?

Is the nation that the student represents genuinely high performance at senior level? (ie. what is the senior world ranking)

Is the student competing within a BUCS domestic sport?

Is the student competing within a BUCS international sport? (for British nationals only)

Is the student part of a national talent programme?

Is the student likely to secure a top 8 finish at BUCS?

Is the student likely to greatly strengthen our representative teams?

Will the student be an effective representative for Team UCL?

Will the athlete be a positive member of the Team UCL sports club?


Applicants do not need to satisfy all of the above to apply to the programme. This is provided as an insight into the process we take when considering applications.



Elite Athlete Packages





*Free* Bloomsbury Fitness Membership

*Free* Access to unlimited Physiotherapy

*Free* Strength & Conditioning coaching

*Free* Team UCL Sports Kit

*Free* Access to S&C Exercise Video Library

*Free* Mental Skills Coaching


*Free* Performance Nutrition Support


Financial support for major competitions



Financial support for English Universities & World University Games