There are many leadership lessons that can be learnt from the world of sport, with experience at a professional level applicable to the business world. Athletes demonstrate leadership, dedication and focus, qualities which we believe make an invaluable contribution to our MBA cohort.

This scholarship was set up to recognise the strong link between athletes and business, and to help candidates make the step from sport into achieving business dreams.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £18,000 towards the tuition fees (up to 46%).
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield School of Management

Who can apply


  • You are, or have been, a professional or semi-professional athlete.
  • You demonstrate inspirational leadership qualities and potential.
  • You show both individual strengths and excellent team working ability.
  • You have achieved outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Applicable Courses

Please note

Overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to submit their application sooner than the recommended deadline to ensure enough time is allowed for the visa application process to be completed.