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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.

If a current student, 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. 

If you are not a part of the relevant UCL sports club because of your existing sporting commitments, please email teamucl@ucl.ac.uk to discuss this further before submitting your application. 

Application Process

2021/22 applications are now OPEN

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.

Please complete the application form here.

For programme enquiries please contact TeamUCL

2021/22 Time Line


July 5th 2021; Applications re-open.

August 24th 2021; Applications close.

September 20th 2021 - onwards; Induction to Team UCL Elite Athlete programme and agreement of terms and conditions.