"An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest"

In 2021 Derby County FC Women and Derby University joined forces to announce an exciting opportunity for talented female footballers to be considered for the University’s scholarship programme, whilst developing or maintaining their elite game level aspirations through playing for Derby County FC Women


The scholarship programme covers a diverse range of over (Andy to put the number in from the brochure) accredited courses including (Andy to provide 2-3 examples of sports associated courses), with successful applicants receiving a reduction in tuition fees.


You will also join Derby County FC Women, playing in either the clubs First Team or Under 20’s Development squads under the guidance of our UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licence coaching team. In addition to that you will play for the Derby University Women’s Football Squad under the guidance of UEFA ‘A’ licence Head Coach, Graham Abercrombie, collectively having access to the best facilities on offer at both the University and Derby County.

Entry is subject to an application process that will assess if you are eligible for the Scholarship by firstly meeting educational entry level course requirements and secondly demonstrating that you footballing ability is at the required level to secure a place within either Derby County FC Women’s First team or U20’s Development team squad






Looking to secure a Scholarship at one of the UK’s leading University’s


 A talented Footballer looking to reach

  or maintain yourself at Elite Game Level?

If the answer to both those questions is “Yes”
then Derby County FC Women may have the perfect opportunity

UoD Scholarships

About UoD

We are a University of first choice for students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose.


With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, we offer you, our students, unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies.


That’s why we’ve invested £200 million over the past ten years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure you get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

We are part of a thriving multicultural region that is renowned for technology and innovation, and is home to a wide range of industries, with many global companies based here, including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier.


It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing you with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.