BWF-WAoS Scholarship Programme 2022 for Athletes and Aspiring Administrators

September 1, 2022

The Badminton World Federation (BWF), in partnership with the World Academy of Sport (WAoS), will offer yet another unique education pathway opportunity to badminton athletes and aspiring administrators within the community.

Member Associations and National Para Badminton Associations are therefore invited to submit applications for the Bachelor of International Sport Management degree programmes for 2023.

Bachelor of International Sport Management degree

Four 25 per cent scholarships are available. It appeals to individuals looking to launch their careers in the sports industry and builds upon the Athlete Certificate and Post Graduate Certificate Scholarship Programmes previously offered by BWF and WAoS.

Key Information

  • The WAoS degree in International Sport Management is delivered in partnership with Federation University, an institution with a history spanning 150 years and consistent rankings for superior student support and graduate employment outcomes.
  • The fully online course can be completed in three years full-time or up to 10 years part-time. It has been developed through identifying the increasing demand from athletes to be more dual career-minded and the need from industry professionals for more flexible study options to progress within the sports industry.
  • Additionally, the programme recognises the importance of combining local context with an international overlay is increasingly more significant in all aspects of sports management.
  • This online delivery provides students with flexibility and the opportunity to study in an industry they are passionate about, freedom to study from anywhere and ability to train, compete and study at the same time.


To be eligible for the Bachelor of International Sport Management scholarship, applicants should:

  • Have completed High School diploma (or equivalent). Transcripts are to be submitted with application.
  • An English language level of IELTS: at least 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in the written test or other equivalent proficiency certification.
  • Have a good standing with the Member Association.

Deadlines – February 2023 Intake

Scholarship application opens 1 September 2022
Scholarship application deadline 30 October 2022
Confirmation by BWF End of November 2022
Tuition payment deadline (if applicable) 1 February 2023

Students can apply directly by completing the online form below or send their enquiry to [email protected]

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For questions regarding the programme, please get in touch with the BWF Development Team ([email protected]).