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High Performance Programme

The High Performance Programme

The High Performance Programme (HPP) exists to help students excel in both their academic and sporting careers whilst studying here.

The programme provides elite student-athletes with a host of support services and aims to:

  • enable elite athletes to continue to train and compete at the highest level while studying
  • increase the performance level of athletes
  • provide an athlete-centred service
  • provide the best support and training environment
  • continually improve the University’s BUCS ranking.
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Benefits for athletes

See how the High Performance Programme can support you with your academic study and sporting career.

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Programme expectations

Learn what will be expected of you, if accepted on the High Performance Programme.

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Enquiries

If you're interested in studying at Cardiff University and are at an elite level within your sport and would like further information on the High Performance Programme please contact us.

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High performance stories

Meet some of our High Performance Programme athletes who are balancing their studies with elite level sport.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the High Performance Programme you must be competing at a junior international standard or above in your sport.

Priority is given to Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports and/or sports within the BUCS competition framework. Other sports are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Successful applicants are expected to represent a Cardiff University 1st / A Squad.

Competition for places on the programme can be very high therefore it is essential all applicants can show evidence of their sporting achievements.

Applicants of all nationalities and degree levels are eligible to be considered for the High Performance Programme. Please be reassured that, where applicable, we will take in to account the impact of Covid-19 upon competitive opportunities and selections.

Applying

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the High Performance Programme, please contact us via email at HPP@cardiff.ac.uk for details on how to apply for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Clare Daley

Performance Sport Officer