Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

In Association with the International Federation of Polo

Overview

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. 

The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.  

Type of funding 

Scholarship 

How many offered 

Reward amount 

A 15% discount of the chosen programme’s fees for one standard programme duration 

Level of study 

Undergraduate and postgraduate 

Nationality 

All Nationalities 

Programmes 

All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including programmes with integrated foundation 

Criteria 

Complete the tasks set out in the How to apply section 

Closing date 

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed

How to apply

This scholarship is awarded through competition. 

Please submit all of the following by attaching it to the application form:  

  • a 500-word statement setting out your eligibility for the scholarship and what polo means to you 
  • Video footage of yourself playing polo a reference from a registered polo club 
  • A reference from a registered polo club

Please attach your statement, video footage and references to the application form found under the 'Apply here' tab.

If your application is shortlisted 

If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview (face-to-face or Skype) with senior members of the Student Services and External Relations departments as well as a member of our partners, Cool Hooves Polo Club.  

Selection will be made based on your application and interview. 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

  • The Regent’s polo team is affiliated to the University of London Polo Society. It trains with and is administered by this society, but in competitive matches the team represents Regent’s as a distinct university, separate from the society and the University of London

  • The University will cover the costs of Schools and Universities Polo Association affiliation, winter and national competition entry fees and the team kit (typically £2,000 per year)

  • You will need to cover the costs of training and equipment hire (typically £1,500) as well as any overnight accommodation costs when participating in competitions

  • You must commit to a full eight-week training package each term

  • The Federation of International Polo (FIP) will bestow the title of FIP Youth Ambassador upon the successful scholars, to last for the duration of their studies. The scholars’ achievements will be reviewed upon graduation and an extension of the title considered on that basis.

  • The FIP will present the successful scholars with a badge, to be worn on the scholars’ jackets at polo events

  • The FIP will include the successful scholars’ names in the list of FIP Ambassadors, which is published on the FIP website

  • You will be responsible for coordinating the polo team’s training schedule and being the Regent’s polo representative at the University of London Polo Society

  • You will be expected to promote the polo team at events such as the annual Freshers’ Fair and help publicise sport at Regent’s - and the polo team specifically - to the student body

  • In accepting a scholarship from Regent’s University London, you will be required to sign up to our Scholars’ Charter. The Regent’s Scholars’ Charter sets out both the academic standards to which you must adhere and sets out the ambassadorial role you will take in order to positively raise the University’s profile

  • If you wish to change your chosen degree programme after enrolling at the University, the Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo can be transferred to your new programme within the Faculty of Business & Management or the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. The transfer must take place before the registration cut-off date. You must also meet any additional entry requirements relating to your new programme

  • The scholarship is not available to transfer students or students who join a degree programme with advanced standing

  • Scholarships and bursaries are limited to one award per student, with the highest value scholarship or bursary applying in such cases where one student is eligible to receive more than one award

Application form

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Please email [email protected] if you wish to discuss any details.

Scholar Testimonials

Here, our two current Filippo Corsini scholars, Georgie Pask and Clara Fostner, tell us about their experience of the scholarship and what it means to them. 

Georgie Pask

georgie pask
You really couldn’t ask for a university in a better location! It is such a welcoming environment, and from the moment I arrived I have felt very comfortable. Georgie Pask on what makes Regent's different
Read the full Q&A here