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We aim to look at players from all backgrounds and it does not matter if you have played international age-grade rugby or never even made it into your county set-up. Everyone is treated the same, the harder you work on the programme, the more you will get out of it and the quicker you will progress.

Our rugby scholarship programme is open for men and women players and we accept appplications from the UK and worldwide.

The application deadline for the 2024/25 academic year is 1 October 2024, but we encourage you to apply as soon as you feel you are ready, so you have more than enough time to go through the application process. 

As a first step, please submit an online application by emailing us at and attach a cover letter, Rugby CV and Rugby Highlights reel to your email. You can expect an answer from our team in 14 days. 

If your online application is satisfactory, you’ll be assessed by the academy team. Our talent identification team attends and reviews school and club matches as well as AASE and Premiership Academy League games to give us the best possible information across the talent landscape. You'll be contacted after your assessment is finished about the final outcome of your scholarship application.

Please note that you’ll need to make two separate applications and meet the entry requirements both of the rugby scholarship programme and a foundationundergraduatepostgraduate or research course at Brunel University London.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility before you apply, please email us at

Please note that applications are subject to availability of places on the scholarship programme and courses at Brunel University London.