Students who are talented and skilled in sports can study in the United Kingdom under scholarship fundings. They can play in the university teams and as an athlete for the country. UK Sport, which is the government created body responsible for investing public funds in high performance sport, offers scholarships to young athletes to complete their schooling while competing in sports.
UK Sport facilitates the TASS or the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. It is a partnership between national governing bodies of sport and the Higher Education / Further Education Sector. The scholarship focuses on maintaining balance between academic life and training as a performance athlete. It aims to increase school retention of talented athletes. Student athletes are given help so that they can continue their education while not worrying about the expenses.
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