Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship

Sports scholarship for table tennis or badminton athletes from China

Application deadline: Friday 12 May 2023

Combine an international education with performance sports through our Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship, supporting students from China who compete in table tennis or badminton at a national or international level.

These scholarships cover funding towards your tuition fees at Nottingham, as well as sports facilities, coaching and support while you study with us.

Deng Yaping Scholarships

Dr Deng Yaping won 18 world championships and four Olympic gold medals during her career. She was named Chinese Athlete of the Century and is one of the greatest table tennis players of all time. She also completed a masters degree at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003.

The University launched this scholarship in 2013, with Deng Yaping's support, to honour her achievements and to help Chinese athletes achieve their academic and sporting ambitions.


How to apply

Applications are now open. Please note there are two application deadlines, one for applicants requiring support via our 20 week English Language course, and one for applicants requiring 10 weeks or less support. The length of the Presessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) course you will need depends on the entry requirements of your degree course and your current English language skills.

  • Deadline for applications requiring 20 week support - 10 February 2023
  • Deadline for applications requiring 10 weeks or less of support - 12 May 2023

Please note once capacity has been reached on the scholarship, it will be closed.

We also offer a range of other sports scholarships for athletes in all sports, including our International Sporting Excellence Award.

I am really keen to help young sporting talent with their challenges in life. The opportunity of studying in the UK will help recipients achieve a wealth of knowledge, become more familiar with international rules and understand different cultures.
Dr Deng Yaping, alumna
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Contact details

Offered by International Student Recruitment

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