Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship
Sports scholarship for table tennis or badminton athletes from China
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.
All Deng Yaping Sports Scholarships for courses beginning in 2021 have now been awarded.
Details of Deng Yaping Sports Scholarships available in 2022 will be confirmed in early 2022. We also offer a range of other sports scholarships for athletes in all sports, including our International Sporting Excellence Award.
Deng Yaping's legacy
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.
As well as the Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship,
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.