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.
Internal / external funding: Internal
Type of funding: Scholarship (September intake only)
Nationality: All nationalities
Amount: Two scholarships worth 15% of the chosen programme’s fees for one standard programme duration
Level of study: Undergraduate
The Regent’s polo team has enjoyed considerable success over recent years, with our novice team winning second place in the Schools and Universities Polo Association competition in 2014. As of March 2017, Regent’s hosts its own annual invitational tournament.
To support the team’s continuous improvement, since 2017 the University has awarded a scholarship each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the team’s development.
The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper, in recognition of his sporting prowess and exceptional leadership skills.
Prince Filippo, the heir to a noble Florentine family, was in his first year of study for the BA (Hons) International Business at the University when his life was cut short by a tragic accident in 2016. The scholarship celebrates Filippo’s life and the promise he showed, both on and off the field.
Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper described Filippo as a young man who ‘Epitomised the type of student we seek to recruit to Regent’s. His application to study, enjoyment of sport and leadership in many fields were outstanding.’
Filippo’s tutor, Samantha Lee, said: ‘He proved not only to have a keen business mind, but was also a motivational and supportive team player and an inspiring leader. Filippo achieved a first-class result in the team-working and leadership event and his team named him Most Valued Player.’
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.
This scholarship is awarded through competition.
To enter the competition for the 2018/19 Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo, you must be holding an offer from Regent’s University London. Please submit:
Please email your statement, video footage and reference to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 (UK time) on the closing date of 31 May 2018. We will not accept late entries.
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 on the basis of your application and interview.
Many applicants will not have received the results of their secondary school qualifications by May. Where this is the case, we will offer you a conditional scholarship, based on your predicted grades, and operate a waiting list from June onwards. Final decisions and unconditional scholarship offers will be made in August, following the publication of exam results.
How we judge the competition
The scholarship panel will be looking for students with an impressive track record in competitive polo along with the ability and commitment required to help develop the club’s presence on campus and prowess on the field. Prior experience of serving on the committee of a school club or association or exposure to similar experiences through work experience or internships will also be looked upon favourably. You will also need to demonstrate that you can manage your time such that the demands of the polo club do not interfere with your studies.
The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo is available for all undergraduate degree programmes and degree programmes with integrated foundation.
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.