UWA Student Athlete Program

Have you got what it takes to be a student athlete at UWA

The University of Western Australia has a long history and commitment to supporting athletes in pursuing sport at the highest level. The UWA Elite Athlete Program has been designed to support and facilitate elite and high performing student athletes in balancing the demands of study and sport during their time at university. Through the UWA Sport Bursary program and the Student Athlete Development program athletes gain exposure to development opportunities, have access to financial support, and are provided with the support networks necessary to aid them in balancing part time work within an already busy schedule of academic and sport related activities.

Student Athlete Development Program

Whilst targeting elite and high performing athletes, the program also aims to assist emerging athletes in reaching the next level of performance.

The program targets Olympic, non-Olympic and professional sport athletes who seek to combine their sporting pursuits with positive academic pursuits.

The program strives to provide a positive impact on student athletes through the following:

  • Exposure to various development opportunities that they would normally not have access too.
  • Access to a support network of staff within the University who can assist in balancing academic pressures with sporting pressures.
  • Access to on campus facilities that aid efficient and time effective training.
  • Access to support services that position student athletes with an opportunity to gain appropriate employment post-graduation.

Upon application and agreement of the following terms and conditions you will be notified via email of the outcome of your application.

Please ensure you include your current level of competition ie: club, state, national or international in your application.  

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UWA Future Student Athletes

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UWA Sport Bursary Program

Have you got what it takes to play your sport at the highest level?

Sport bursaries are designed to support promising student athletes in attaining excellence in their chosen sport while maintaining outstanding academic achievement. The program achieves this through contribution to costs associated with equipment and competition.

Please ensure you read the application information (attached below) before applying. 

Applying for a UWA Sport Bursary? Click "Apply Now" to get started. Got a question? Contact the Student Athlete team at nicole.serafini@sport.uwa.edu.au. If you are looking for club bursaries, head here

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please contact one of our UWA Sport Customer Service Officers.