The University of Roehampton has launched a scholarship for students with talents in esports.
The scholarship, the first of its kind for a UK university, is worth £1,500 a year and will support a student on any undergraduate and postgraduate courses enrolling at Roehampton from Autumn 2019. Up to 15 esports scholarships will be available for students enrolling.
Students applying for the scholarship will need to demonstrate aptitude in the field and in common with other sports scholarships available at the University, successful applicants over the coming years will be required to display their commitment to esports alongside successful academic progression.
Successful scholars will be given priority use of our excellent esports facilities, where we hold regular events and create and stream content.
The scholarships will be coupled with development of esports at the University, including new facilities and a student society.
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Deadline for round two of the applications - 31 March 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 25 April 2019.
Further scholarships may be available subsequently, depending on demand.
If you are successfully awarded a Roehampton esports Scholarship, you will receive:
- £1500 cash scholarship for every year of study with us on the degree you enrol on
- Travel and entry costs for competitions
- Access to our on-site gym and services managed by Nuffield Health
- Access to sports massage therapy
- Additional training, support and CPD development
- Lifestyle and welfare support
To apply for the Roehampton esports Scholarship you should:
- Apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course with us. View our courses
- Complete the application form below.
- If you are offered a place with us, accept the offer (if you are an undergraduate, you should accept as your first choice)
We will contact successful applicants by the deadline date listed on this page.
Q. Can I hold more than one scholarship at a time e.g. this and the Academic Excellence Scholarship?
A. Yes, unless the other scholarship in question has criteria that does not allow this. If in doubt, please get in touch with us.
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Q. I'm applying for an extended degree. Will I be eligible?
A. Yes. This scholarship is for students on any programme of study.
Q. Do I need to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Roehampton before I can receive this scholarship?
A. Yes. You must apply for a degree with us and accept an offer of study to allow you to be awarded a scholarship.
Q. I am eligible for overseas fees. Am I able to apply for this?
A. Yes. This scholarship is open to UK and international students.
Q: What is the Gaming Room?
A: The Gaming Room is a dedicated space for our students and esports athletes to practice and socialise together. The room is located in Queens Building and has thirteen esports-ready PC’s. The room also has a dedicated streaming station so students can live stream their gameplay on Twitch and Youtube.
Q: What are the main games?
A: Currently Roehampton Esports focuses on League of Legends, Overwatch and Counter Strike:Global Offensive. We’re looking to add more titles in the future and if any players are particularly good at a specific game we will fully support them.
Q: Are you doing anything to support student welfare?
A: Yes. We’re working together with our Welfare team to guarantee the welfare & wellbeing of our players.
Q: What are other benefits of Gaming Room?
A: The Gaming Room isn’t just for gaming. We’ll be hosting training sessions for students who want to be coaches, analysts, casters and team leaders. We’re offering our students the ability to learn how to livestream on Twitch as well as create content for Youtube. Esports industry isn’t just about the professional players and we’re going to support our students who want to venture into other areas of esports.
Q: Do I have to be a certain level to apply?
A: Yes and no. The minimum requirements for major games are listed in the application tab. If you’re close to the minimum requirements but haven’t reached them yet and you have other achievements you should still consider applying. For example, if you’re a Platinum 3 player in League of Legends (minimum requirement for League of Legends is Diamond), but you have big following on Twitch, then you should still apply for the scholarship.
Q: What will I be required to do if I get the scholarship?
A: All of the Esports Scholarship applicants will be required to attend practice session and compete under Roehampton Esports name. Candidates will also be asked to help broaden the reach of Roehampton Esports by streaming, creating original content for Youtube, writing news articles or any other preferred method.