The University of Roehampton is launching a scholarship for students with talents in esports.
The scholarship, the first of its kind for a UK university, will be worth £1,500 a year and will support a student on undergraduate and postgraduate courses enrolling at Roehampton. Ten esports scholarships will be available for students enrolling in 2019.
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.
The scholarships form part of wider range of sports scholarships the University offers, and will be coupled with development of esports at the University.