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USC Sport sponsorship

In an effort to reduce the financial burden of sporting competition, and to improve athletic performance, USC Sport provides sponsorship to selected elite athletes. Below is a list of the sponsored services offered:

  • 12-month USC Gym, Pool, and/or Athletics Track membership (renewed annually, provided athlete is still competing)
  • Strength and conditioning programs
  • Functional testing
  • Preventative rehabilitation
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • USC Spartan merchandise
  • Access to additional sports funding for competition and travel expenses

Athletes can apply for USC Sport sponsorship by completing the USC Sport Sponsorship – Athlete Application Form (PDF 305KB) and submitting it to the Sports Coordinator at USC Sport.

Tel: +61 7 5459 4855

Email: sport@usc.edu.au

Athlete scholarships

Students with high level of achievement in their chosen sport are encouraged to apply for scholarships. The following scholarships are catered to elite athletes:

For more information regarding scholarships, please contact Student Central.

Tel: +61 7 5430 2890

Email: studentcentral@usc.edu.au 

Elite Athlete Friendly University program

The Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program supports Australia's elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.

In order to be eligible for this the applicant must be:

  • Recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) or professional player's association
  • A member of a national senior squad from an Athlete Career and Education (ACE) support sport
  • In a state or national level squad in open or age level competition
  • In a state or national level development squad
  • A coach or referee within national or international level competitions.

As part of the EAFU program, USC assists elite athletes and provides:

  • Advice and guidance on academic planning
  • Support in negotiating flexibility to meet academic requirements
  • Advocacy within the university environment
  • Support in negotiating and/or implementing cross-institutional study or credit transfer arrangements.

For more information and to gain access to the EAFU program, please contact Student Wellbeing.

Tel: +61 7 5430 1226

Email: studentwellbeing@usc.edu.au

Elite Athlete Bonus

Applicants who are elite athletes may be awarded a bonus of up to three (3) OP scores or six (6) selection ranks.

Applicants for this bonus should complete the Access USC Bonus Scheme — Elite Athlete Bonus Application Form (PDF 256KB) and submit it together with documentary evidence to the Scholarships Coordinator at Student central.

Tel: +61 7 5430 2890

Email: scholarships@usc.edu.au

Chelsea Gubecka

Competed in 10km Open Water Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Kyle Bridgwood

Silver medalist para-cyclist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Chloe Grabs

2016 Rio Olympic Shadow squad member - Archery

Annelise Jefferies

U23 - ITU Duathlon World Champion 2015

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