International students
This scholarship is currently open for applications.

Deng Yaping Sports Scholarship

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. 

How to apply

This scholarship is currently open for applications.

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.


The deadline for applications requiring the 20 week pre-sessional English is 10th February 2023.

The deadline for applications requiring the 10 week pre-sessional English is 12th May 2023.

Download the application form (PDF)

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.



Deng Yaping


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, University of Nottingham alumna



 For more information please contact Danni Lin.


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