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University of Roehampton introduces UK's first esports scholarship

Will be worth £1,500 per year and supports students of all levels

The University of Roehampton is launching a scholarship for students with talents in esports. The scholarship, the first of its kind for a London university, will be worth £1,500 a year and will support a student on any course, at any level, undergraduate or postgraduate within the university.

Ten esports scholarships will be available for students enrolling in 2019 and applications will be expected from September 2018.

Students applying for the scholarship will need to demonstrate aptitude in the field and in common with other sports scholarships available at the University, successful applicants over the coming years will be required to display their commitment to esports alongside successful academic progression.

Mark Ellul, Registrar at the University of Roehampton, said: "This scholarship is about recognising talent in a field that has a growing popularity both around the world and among our students. The University of Roehampton already has a successful sports programme, underpinned by financial and coaching support for students who excel in their chosen field, and this new scholarship is a natural progression from that as we seek to develop our wider offering in esports."

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