Deadline Extension For Degree Application

September 13, 2021

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and World Academy of Sport (WAoS) have extended the deadline for application for the Bachelor of International Sport Management degree.

Following the first application process that originally ended on 20 August 2021, BWF and WAoS have extended the application process as some players were involved in preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

One fully funded scholarship and four 25 per cent scholarships are available for the Bachelor of International Sport Management degree offered by WAoS and Federation University.


Course Duration

The fully online course can be completed in three years full-time or up to 10 years part-time and 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 that combining local context with an international overlay is increasingly more significant in all aspects of sports management.


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

  • Have completed High School diploma (or equivalent) and transcripts 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.

Students can apply directly by sending their enquiry to [email protected].

Deadlines – February 2022 Intake

Scholarship Application Opens 5 July 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline 30 November 2021
Tuition payment deadline (if applicable) 01 February 2022

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said: “This new opportunity forms part of our ongoing efforts with WAoS to provide education pathways for badminton athletes and other industry participants – something we value as being an important cog of our overall development initiatives within the BWF.”

WAoS’ Managing Director Chris Solly added: “The global sport industry is quickly rebounding. It is becoming more professional and global. The demand for highly qualified graduates is increasing. A qualification in International Sport Management provides students the extra level of skill needed to progress to the next step in their careers.”

Download the brochure of the Bachelor of International Sports Management programme