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Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Type of award


Managing department

The University of Manchester



Specified use

Sports training and competition - this can include: Strength and Conditioning, Physiotherapy, Medical Insurance, Mentoring, Training Camps, Expenses and Equipment

Tenable period

1 year with an annual application

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Various throughout the country

Funding provider

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research

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

Subject restrictions

This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

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.  Core TASS disability athletes do not have to adhere to core educational criteria.  However all disability athletes must meet the TASS 2012 eductional requirements.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Application procedure

Have to apply through National Governing Body in the given sport

Selection criteria

Selected by National Governing Body - Sport Frameworks can be found at:

Selection body

National Governing Body

Closing date

Various - some National Governing Bodies select their athletes and others have an application process

Decision date


Additional information

47 Sports covered including 15 disability sports.

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