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Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

  • Swansea University is proud to be leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in Wales, having been the first Welsh university to be accredited by the new Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.
  • We have been awarded the TASS Dual Career Accreditation, which recognises the commitment shown to supporting student athletes to excel in both academia and sport while studying at Swansea.
  • The Dual Career Accreditation represents a unique partnership between support services and academic staff from across the University, and shows our commitment to ensuring a dual career pathway is available to student athletes. We believe that by providing academic flexibility as well as the correct environment and support, student athletes can thrive and fulfil both their sporting and educational potential.

*Please note that to apply for a TASS place at Swansea University you will need to complete and submit a Sport Scholarship Application Form which can be found below.


  • Our scholarship scheme aim to cover the enormous spectrum of talent which young people reveal in individual and team sports. We look for students who not only satisfy the normal academic requirements for admission but who have also demonstrated outstanding ability in sport.
  • Our sporting scholarship programme allows us to support talented athletes to fulfil their potential and reach their sporting goals, while studying at University.
  • There are different levels of scholarships available depending upon level of sporting achievement.

How to apply for a scholarship

There is one application form for the scholarships. It will be assessed by the selection panel and if your application is successful you will be informed which level scholarship will be awarded.

Applications for September 2021 entry will open on 30th November 2020, please use the button below to apply.


Deadline & Queries 

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2021. Should you have any further questions regarding your application, please email the team at or call 01792 543571.

Need further information?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the operation or any other aspect of the Sporting Scholarships, these should be sent in writing to Athlete Support Officer, Sports Village, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8QB

If you have a question about eligibility or what being a Sporting Scholar would entail please contact The Scholarship Team at

Meet Some Of Our Scholars

Lewis Fraser

Lewis Fraser - Swimming - 2nd Year Civil Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youth Commonwealth champion.
  • Bronze medallist in Bahamas 2017.
  • 2x European junior finalist.
  • Hold 2x Welsh senior records. 
Chloe Davies

Chloe Davies - Kickboxing - 2nd Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements:

  • Winning four golds at the World Championships in 2018 in Italy. I won gold in three different weight sections (sub 50KG, sub 55KG and sub 60KG) in the point discipline and then gold in the karate discipline.


Cai Davies

Cai Davies - Rugby - 1st Year Business Management 

Highest Achievements:

  • Playing regularly in the universities' BUCS Super Rugby side (the top university rugby division).
  • Represented Wales at U18 level.
  • Has been part of the Ospreys development team.


Rhian Evans

Rhian Evans - Netball, Cricket & Athletics - 1st Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements: Represented Wales in 'Netball Europe' for 3 consecutive years earning 7 caps and competing in Gibraltar, Ireland and Northern Ireland. I also had the honour of captaining Wales U17's in a match against Northern Ireland. Represented Wales U21's in 'Netball Europe' and am a current squad member - gaining 3 caps so far. Currently in the U19 Celtic Dragons squad and I’ve been selected to train with the Celtic Dragons senior squad during their preseason. Represented Wales at all age groups including seniors in cricket and gained caps in the various age groups. Represented Wales in Athletics in the U17 SIAB championships and Celtic Games and gained 2 welsh vests in shot put and 3 welsh vests in discus. I have also been shortlisted for Swansea’s Junior Female athlete of the year for 3 consecutive years.

Ioan Wall

Ioan Wall - Hockey - 1st Year Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youngest capped senior international player for Wales at 16.
  • 32 Senior international caps for Wales.
  • Won the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia in October with the Great Britain under 21’s squad.
  • Represented Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
  • Competed at the Europeans B division in Glasgow in 2017 and came 2nd.