Skip to main content

World Academy of Sport scholarships support pentathletes with educational and career opportunities


UIPM is proud to announce the eighth round of scholarships for pentathletes, enabling them to pursue an online qualification in Sport Management from the prestigious University of London (UoL). This initiative is part of a Memorandum of Understanding between UIPM and the World Academy of Sport (WAoS), which began in 2020.

Applications are now open for the September 2024 intake of the Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management. The scholarships available are:

* One Full Scholarship valued at £4,291

* Five 25% Postgraduate Certificate Scholarships valued at £1,073 each


The deadline for scholarship applications is 26 July 2024, and interested applicants can apply by downloading the application form.


A PGCert in International Sports Management offers numerous advantages:

- Develop world-class expertise: Gain cutting-edge knowledge in International Sports Management.

- Career advancement: Enhance your career within sports organizations or transition from an athlete to a business professional.

- Flexible learning: Study at your own pace alongside your professional or athletic commitments.

- Industry insights: Stay ahead with insights from the dynamic sports industry.

- Network building: Connect with peers and professionals across the sports sector.


Athlete student Mohamed Ibrahim of Egypt, who finished 4th in the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon Junior World Championships, said: “The course has been an enriching experience. It provides a deep dive into key areas such as sports governance, marketing and event management, blending theoretical knowledge with practical insights.

“The interactive lectures and real-world case studies have been particularly valuable, allowing us to apply what we learn in a practical context. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to advance their career in sports management. The expert faculty and networking opportunities make it an excellent choice for aspiring sports professionals.”

The PGCert Programme is fully online and self-paced, with six modules that can be completed in one to five years. Modular learning enables students to take individual modules to complement existing skills or fulfil specific roles. And as this is a globally recognised qualification, credits from the certificate can be applied toward a Masters degree.


To enrol, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

- An undergraduate degree from an acceptable institution.

- At least 5 years of relevant work experience in sports management.

- Other qualifications, such as professional awards, may be considered.


Additionally, applicants must have access to a computer and the internet, and be able to demonstrate a certain level of English language ability. More requirements and application documents are available here.

All scholarship applications will be evaluated by WAoS, the University of London, and the UIPM. For further enquiries, please contact the UIPM Education and Project Manager Anfisa Kayanova.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your career in sports management with a globally recognized qualification. Apply now and take the next step in your professional journey.

Upcoming events